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Urge Chicago Official to Come Clean About Missing Pigeons

January 20, 2013
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PETA

PETA

BACKGROUND | SOURCE: PETA

According to news reports,  dozens of pigeons were netted and taken from a Ward 46 neighborhood in Chicago this week by two Indiana “farmers.” The men allegedly claimed that they would be transporting the animals to Indiana for “release” and that their activities were sanctioned by a local city commissioner. Sadly, when pigeons are transported out of areas where they are unwanted, they are typically given to hunters as live bait for dog training, used in notoriously cruel pigeon shoots, or sold for vivisection! While Ward 46 Commissioner James Cappleman denies hiring these men, his office has not refuted knowingly allowing them to trap and transport Chicago’s pigeons to Indiana, in violation of Indiana law. Alarmingly, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources advised PETA that Cappleman won’t identify the men, so they cannot yet be held accountable. Your voice is needed!

Please implore Ward 46 Commissioner James Cappleman to cooperate with law enforcement in order to ensure that any cruel and illegal pigeon control activity is immediately halted, and please forward this message widely!


WHOM TO CONTACT

Polite comments can be directed to:

Alderman James Cappleman
46th Ward
City of Chicago
info@james46.org


SAMPLE COMMENT

Dear Alderman Cappleman,

According to news reports,  dozens of pigeons were netted and taken from Ward 46 in Chicago this week by two Indiana “farmers.” The men allegedly claimed that they would be transporting the animals to Indiana for “release” and that their activities were sanctioned. Sadly, when pigeons are transported out of areas where they are unwanted, they are typically given to hunters as live bait for dog training, used in notoriously cruel pigeon shoots, or sold for vivisection. While you deny hiring these men, your office has not refuted knowingly allowing them to trap and transport Chicago’s pigeons to Indiana, in violation of Indiana law.

Animals are sentient creatures, capable of love, fear, and pain.  We are obligated to ensure these emotions, so like humans, are addressed in any activities that include them.  We must guarantee that animals are protected from brutality so that actions do not escalate to include greater numbers of animals, or humans.  Indeed, the sad fact that many humans do not appreciate this commonality that humans and animals share does not negate that animals are as protective of and needful for their lives.

As such, please cooperate with law enforcement in order to ensure that any cruel and illegal pigeon control activity is immediately halted.

Thank you for your attention to this urgent appeal.

NAME


we are pigeons,
you think we are
just pests,
but just like you,
we are mother
nature’s guests.
and just like you
we feel pain and
we cry,
and just like you…
this way we do not
want to die!!!!

Karen Lyons Kalmenson


6 Comments leave one →
  1. January 20, 2013 3:42 pm

    Thanks Stacey sent emal and shared in several places

    Like

  2. January 21, 2013 3:30 am

    we are pigeons,
    you think we are
    just pests,
    but just like you,
    we are mother
    nature’s guests.
    and just like you
    we feel pain and
    we cry,
    and just like you…
    this way we do not
    want to die!!!!

    Like

  3. lindabadham permalink
    January 21, 2013 3:57 pm

    SICKENING ! ITS THEIR WORLD TOO ! PIDGEONS WERE GREATLY VALUED DURING WW2 .THEY WERE USED TO SEND MESSAGES THAT WERE OF LIFE SAVING IMPORTANCE. THEY HAVE AS MUCH RIGHT TO LIVE ON THIS PLANET AS ANYBODY !

    Like

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