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URGENT: Birds Reportedly Trapped, Dying at New Jersey Mall

April 10, 2013
by
Karen Lyons Kalmenson

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

BACKGROUND | SOURCE PETA

Birds are getting trapped behind bird-deterrent netting at Deptford Crossing Shopping Center and are then suffering and dying from starvation. According to our callers, birds enter the net through holes or gaps but are unable to find their way out! We understand that live birds are currently trapped. Furthermore, we’re told that bird nests, possibly containing babies, have also been sealed behind the netting. Graphic photos reportedly taken at this location appear to corroborate these reports. PETA contacted the Malachite Group, which owns Deptford Crossing, but was given no assurances that the matter would be speedily corrected. Your voice is needed!

We ask you to politely urge the Malachite Group either to remove the netting altogether or to free the birds and then properly reinstall the netting. Remind the company that most birds are federally protected and that harming them (even unintentionally) can result in a $15,000 fine!

WHOM TO CONTACT

Manny Malekan
CEO
Malachite Group Ltd.
melody@malachitegroup.com

SAMPLE LETTER

Dear CEO Malekan,

Birds are getting trapped behind bird-deterrent netting at the Deptford Crossing Shopping Center and are then suffering and dying from starvation. According to observations, birds enter the net through holes or gaps but are unable to find their way out. I understand that live birds are currently trapped. Furthermore, it is my understanding that bird nests, possibly containing babies, have also been sealed behind the netting.

I respectfully urge the Malachite Group either to remove the netting altogether or to free the birds and then properly reinstall the netting. Please remember that most birds are federally protected and that harming them (even unintentionally) can result in a $15,000 fine.

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

NAME

we are birds,
please hear our
cries,
and just like you,
we do not want
to die

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

 

18 Comments leave one →
  1. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    April 10, 2013 2:37 pm

    we are birds,
    please hear our
    cries,
    and just like you,
    we do not want
    to cry

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    • karenlyonskalmenson permalink
      April 10, 2013 2:38 pm

      typo correction:
      we are birds,
      please hear our
      cries,
      and just like you,
      we do not want
      to die!

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      • karenlyonskalmenson permalink
        April 10, 2013 2:45 pm

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      • April 10, 2013 4:29 pm

        I love this picture, it’s one of my favorites, thanks so much for sharing it, wonderful poet.

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      • karenlyonskalmenson permalink
        April 10, 2013 4:52 pm

        thank you sweet stacey :)

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  2. April 10, 2013 3:41 pm

    Are you frigging kidding me? Ive never heard of such cruelty in my life! Its both abusive and cruel as wll as sickening i live about 25 minutes away from that place and have half a mind to go their and see for myself this is disturbing perhaps if i speak with a manager as a customer my pleas will carry more weight thanks Stacey for alerting me to this i sent the email and shared in severall places my friend Danny the Bird Man of Long Beach who rescues birds will be very upset to hear this!! Karen, thats a truly touching peom

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    • April 10, 2013 4:02 pm

      I k now right? What is wrong with people????

      BTW, I follow Amanda Loller’s site: Bat World Sanctuary and the deterrents use to keep pigeons and other birds from nesting on buildings ALSO traps bats (causing the same fate) — and we need bats as they serve a very important function to our eco-system (like bees). I had no idea how important until I read through Bat World Sanctuary’s site.

      Whoever installed that netting needs a good smash upside the head!

      Fucking humans!

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      • April 10, 2013 4:28 pm

        Wow, I did not know that! What’s one to do? I love bats, too, great info, thanks, GiRRL.

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      • karenlyonskalmenson permalink
        April 10, 2013 4:53 pm

        bats are in dire straits from white nose…so goes the bats, the rest of the world follows :(

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        • April 10, 2013 5:22 pm

          That is absolutely true and people do not realize (or maybe don’t care).

          As I’ve said before, I would be willing to sacrifice my own life, it meant saving the planet and all it’s non-human inhabitants.

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      • April 15, 2013 3:35 pm

        AHH if only it was legal to kick he crap out of people who harm anmals!! Id be buzy all day !!! Humans just arent humane!!

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    • April 10, 2013 4:26 pm

      Thank you so much, Florence, very sickening!

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      • April 10, 2013 4:41 pm

        If you nav on over to Bat World Sanctuary http://batworld.org/ you can read about various rescues where bats were caught in traps intended to deter pigeons… I mean, the people who invent these traps, especially the glue traps, need to be trapped in one to see what it feels like! Argh!

        Bats are super cool. My favorite breed is the fruit bats. Check out Bootsana, she’s absolutely adorable! http://batworld.org/bootsanna/

        Then again, they are all cute in their own way but seeing Boots with that pacifier — I’m an absolute puddle!

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        • April 10, 2013 4:53 pm

          Oh! I see what you mean, I misunderstood, and I agree about the glue traps – horrific, and the people who can use them equally so. Thank you for the links, much appreciated! That video is precious, I love Bootsana, what a doll! The pacifier was hilarious, and I loved watching her eat, so sweet. The music (I feel pretty) was so appropriate! Thanks much!

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    • karenlyonskalmenson permalink
      April 10, 2013 4:55 pm

      thank you florence. birds are precious living dinosaurs and need all the protection from inferior humans that they can get.

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  3. April 27, 2013 6:30 am

    Stacey and GIRRL I love you both and agree with your statement, because bats are so awesome and wonderful creatures.They all have the rights to live in freedom and peace,as all other creatures on our planet.

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