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Urge Ottawa, Ontario, to Reject Cruel Killing of Beavers

July 28, 2012
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BACKGROUND | SOURCE PETA

Reportedly, the city of Ottawa, Ontario, is again considering using traps to cruelly kill beavers at Lindsay Pond Park. The city recently made the compassionate decision to explore humane beaver control methods, but now it’s apparently backing away from that.

Body-gripping, steel-jaw, and snare traps are horribly cruel. Animals suffocate when the traps clamp down on their necks, or they drown (which can take up to 15 minutes, all the while experiencing extreme terror and pain) when traps pin them underwater. Panicked animals trapped in shallow water can also drown, and many victims attempt to chew themselves free.

Beavers can be humanely controlled using flow pipe and fence devices. These devices keep beavers out of areas where they are unwanted and encourage them to live elsewhere. Please politely ask Ottawa to ditch the cruel use of traps entirely, and then forward this message widely!


WHOM TO CONTACT

Please send polite comments to:

Kent Kirkpatrick
City Manager of Ottawa
kent.kirkpatrick@ottawa.ca

Nick Stow
Planner III, Planning and Growth Management
Infrastructure Services and Community Sustainability
City of Ottawa
nick.stow@ottawa.ca

The Honorable Jim Watson
Mayor of Ottawa
jim.watson@ottawa.ca

Please also e-mail the members of the Ottawa City Council using the following e-mail addresses (copy and paste this list into your “To” field along with the others above):

stephen.blais@ottawa.ca; rainer.bloess@ottawa.ca; david.chernushenko@ottawa.ca; peter.clark@ottawa.ca; diane.deans@ottawa.ca; steve.desroches@ottawa.ca; ward9@ottawa.ca; mathieu.fleury@ottawa.ca; jan.harder@ottawa.ca; katherine.hobbs@ottawa.ca; allan.hubley@ottawa.ca; peter.hume@ottawa.ca; maria.mcrae@ottawa.ca; scott.moffatt@ottawa.ca; bob.monette@ottawa.ca; mark.taylor@ottawa.ca; tim.tierney@ottawa.ca; doug.thompson@ottawa.ca; arianne.wilkinson@ottawa.ca; shad.qadri@ottawa.ca; rick.chiarelli@ottawa.ca; eli.el-chantiry@ottawa.ca; diane.holmes@ottawa.ca


SAMPLE LETTER

Dear Officials,

It has come to my attention that Ottawa is considering using traps to cruelly kill beavers at Lindsay Pond Park. The city recently made the compassionate decision to explore humane beaver control methods, but now it’s apparently backing away from that.

Body-gripping, steel-jaw, and snare traps are horribly cruel. Animals suffocate when the traps clamp down on their necks, or they drown (which can take up to 15 minutes, all the while experiencing extreme terror and pain) when traps pin them underwater. Panicked animals trapped in shallow water can also drown, and many victims attempt to chew themselves free.

Beavers can be humanely controlled using flow pipe and fence devices. These devices keep beavers out of areas where they are unwanted and encourage them to live elsewhere.

It would be unfortunate, but until this barbarism is appropriately addressed including a mandatory ban of such, I and others will collectively boycott resulting in the sacrifice of vital tourism and commerce profits. Please act responsibly and with compassion and choose to protect, rather than sanction harm, to animals.

Thank you for taking the time to read this urgent appeal.

NAME


beavers are your citizens, too
torturing and killing them
is the wrong thing
to do!!!

Karen Lyons Kalmenson


14 Comments leave one →
  1. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    July 28, 2012 12:03 pm

    beavers are your citizens, too
    torturing and killing them
    is the wrong thing
    to do!!!

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  2. July 28, 2012 12:50 pm

    I’ve always thought that the Canadian Government is very cruel, regarding it’s yearly, wicked and totally unnecessary seal massacre (even ‘though it knows the rest of the world does not agree with it)…..so I am not in the least surprised at its’ cruelty towards even more wildlife…..someone needs to tell this arrogant Government that we do NOT own these beautiful creatures so they are NOT ours to destroy….neither do we need to own or dictate what goes on with every scrap of land….there is plenty to be shared, so please leave our beautiful wildlife alone and get some decent Animal Welfare in place

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    • SHIREEN permalink
      July 28, 2012 1:28 pm

      VERY WELL SAID,
      YOU ECHO MY FEELINGS,,, CANADA AS I REMEMBER IT MAY BE A NICE COUNTRY BUT THEY ARE VERY CRUEL WHEN IT COMES TO ANIMALS.. DISGRACEFUL ….

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    • sharon mccullough permalink
      July 28, 2012 4:48 pm

      Hi Gerry Sue, I’m with you too. On all counts! Yes, our gov’t is arrogant, self-centered , cruel and ILLEGAL. That they went from a heart to cruelty, suffering and pschycotic behaviour is a concern for the true majority of Canadians. Citizens globally watching our actions are in horror or the foolhardy, immaturity of this nasty bunch. Looks like we had best all put our support on having the top cronies arrested for treason and numerous crimes against the nation, environment, democracy, future health and economy of Canada and the sad state of affairs towards all earth mates. When they return in September, say “YES” to the arrest and incarceration of these criminals. In the meantime what if one of these nightmare traps gets someone’s child? Their pet? ‘Oops. Sorry,’ will not do it.

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  3. lori moak-kean permalink
    July 28, 2012 1:36 pm

    will email immediately. thanks for bringing this to our attention!

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  4. July 29, 2012 12:11 pm

    sent all emails. shared.

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  5. July 29, 2012 3:51 pm

    This isso cruel, I HATE any kind of animal abuse or cruelty and hunting, however i think trapping is the cruelest of cruelties! A beaver would be lucky to drown if you consider the alternative of being caught in that trap for days left to starve and dehydrate to death! I DONT think either way is acceptable! I sent the emails to hopefully help stop this horrible trapping i also shared on several sites! Thanks again Stacey, You truly are the best! I appreciate all the time it takes you to find all this information and even providing letter samples and email addresses you ROCK STACEY!!!!

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    • July 29, 2012 5:56 pm

      You are so incredibly welcome! I got most of the letter from PETA, so I thank them as well. I hate trapping, too! It really is so incredibly evil. Thanks so much for your help, you are soooo wonderful!

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  6. July 29, 2012 4:02 pm

    letyouknow Stacey, that one of the email addresses arianne.wilkinson@ottowa.ca had BLOCKED the email! I just was notified now! All the others still went threw though, maybe that means something good that its blocked! I HOPE so!

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    • July 29, 2012 5:54 pm

      Thank you, hon! I haven’t received that notification, so maybe we’re being blocked now versus when I sent mine. It means that we have sent so many, the addressee has blocked our newer ones as spam, so that is kinda a good thing! Thanks ever so much, as always!

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