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Please Urge North Carolina Power Plant to Ditch Bird Poison

October 15, 2012
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BACKGROUND

The Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant in New Hill, North Carolina, is reportedly using poison to kill unwanted birds near its buildings! Bird poisons are extremely cruel, attacking and impairing nervous systems and causing disorientation, erratic flight, tremors, and convulsions before an agonizing death. PETA contacted Duke Energy, which runs the power plant, to ask that the poison be removed immediately, but officials have not responded to our concerns.

Please contact Duke Energy officials and urge them to remove any poison set out on their property. Ask the company to employ humane deterrent methods, which are effective at keeping birds away permanently!


WHOM TO CONTACT

Please click HERE for online webform

Alternatively, please send an email to: ContactUs@duke-energy.com


SAMPLE LETTER

Dear Duke Energy Officials,

It is my understanding that Shearon Harris Nuclear Power Plant in New Hill, North Carolina, is reportedly using poison to kill unwanted birds near its buildings.  Bird poisons are extremely cruel, attacking and impairing nervous systems and causing disorientation, erratic flight, tremors, and convulsions before an agonizing death.  Furthermore, poisons not only cause untold suffering to its direct victims, but also to indirect non-target species, such as cats and wildlife, who consume the birds. Such distinctive symptoms include convulsions, disorientation, pain, and obvious suffering in a lengthy pattern of death.

It is important to add that killing such a large segment of any population creates a void, in which an even larger population will develop due to an increase in food and space resources.

Please adopt a more responsible and humane approach to reducing wildlife interactions; it is negligent to utilize cruel methods that cause immense pain and a slow death when alternative non-lethal methods exist, and I ask you to adopt a responsible solution that doesn’t cause such suffering.

I know your time is limited and I thank you for your attention to this urgent manner.

Sincerely,


dear duke energy,

we are birds
birds need to fly,
you keep on killing us
we do not know why.
and so much pain,
no way to go,
a death we do not
deserve,
agonizing and slow.
and in the process
of wiping us out.
you are tossing ecosystems
all about.
please take the time
to understand.
we are here to share
this beautiful land.

signed,
your brothers of the air

Karen Lyons Kalmenson


11 Comments leave one →
  1. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    October 16, 2012 3:51 am

    dear duke energy,

    we are birds
    birds need to fly,
    you keep on killing us
    we do not know why.
    and so much pain,
    no way to go,
    a death we do not
    deserve,
    agonizing and slow.
    and in the process
    of wiping us out.
    you are tossing ecosystems
    all about.
    please take the time
    to understand.
    we are here to share
    this beautiful land.

    signed,
    your brothers of the air

    Like

  2. October 16, 2012 5:34 am

    I do not live in the U.S.A.-I cannot write to protest? My comment was refused

    Like

  3. October 16, 2012 5:39 pm

    I sent comments at the link and i also sent an email just to be sure lol i also shared in several places thanks as always Stacey youre the best

    Like

  4. October 17, 2012 6:04 am

    Reblogged this on delia1979.

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