Urge Nevada Company to Halt Alleged Bird Poisoning
BACKGROUND | SOURCE PETA
Concerned Las Vegas citizens have alerted PETA to media reports indicating that the Regent at Town Center, a residential community managed by Excellence Community Management, plans to use the notorious bird poison Avitrol to kill unwanted birds on its property! Products like Avitrol are often falsely touted as harmless “flock-dispersing agents” when, in fact, they are extraordinarily cruel poisons, attacking and impairing the nervous system and causing disorientation, erratic flight, tremors, convulsions, and, finally, an agonizing death. And lethal measures, in addition to upsetting residents who find birds in their death throes, actually backfire because, when birds are killed, the resultant spike in the food supply causes survivors and newcomers to breed at accelerated rates! PETA has asked Excellence Community Management to scrap poisoning initiatives in favor of humane bird-control methods that keep birds away permanently but apparently to no avail. Your voice is needed!
Please contact Excellence Community Management and its parent company, FirstService Residential Management, and urge them to stick with tried and true bird-control methods that everyone can live with, including the birds. And please, share this alert widely!
WHOM TO CONTACT
firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com
Excellence Community Management LLC
FirstService Residential Management
Dear Community Manager Blaylock and CEO Gomberg,
It has come to my attention that Regent at Town Center, a residential community managed by Excellence Community Management, plans to use the notorious bird poison Avitrol to kill unwanted birds on its property. Please allow me this opportunity to elaborate my protest. First, these animals are targeted to be killed as a response to private and public objections over their presence, and the use of the poison Avitrol has been chosen as the preferred method of death. This poison is not rapid; in fact, it causes a drawn-out and painful condition that can last for days. Many birds will attempt escape and fly only to be stricken mid-flight to fall to the ground dying upon impact.
Second, this poison can also affect other non-target wild and non-wild animals, including those who maintain an endangered definition, and cats and dogs.
Third, killing the birds artificially increases food supplies to the remaining birds, the consequence of which is increased reproduction and an ensuing greater bird population. In fact, studies have demonstrated that the continual cycle of seasonal culls is responsible for a rebound, or larger populations, in subsequent years.
As such, I respectfully request that you work with particular groups and citizens to develop alternative, humane solutions to killing these animals. These creatures are sentient and deserve our compassion and respect, not our brutality and violence.
Thank you for your attention to this urgent appeal.
you want to kill us,
and how does that go,
we die very slowly
and suffer so.
and the bottom line
is all that terrible pain,
is not just our loss,
but there is nothing
your winged fellow residents
on OUR planet!
Karen Lyons Kalmenson