I FOUND ONE OF MY OLD DIARIES FROM MIDDLE SCHOOL AND IT STARTS OUT “DEAR JOURNAL-CHAN”
i think we all know who’s really responsible for the extreme weather
State of Idaho plans to poison up to 4,000 Common Ravens.
Justification: Ravens prey on the eggs of the imperiled Greater Sage-Grouse. Yet of 19 reasons for the grouse’s declining numbers, predation by other wildlife comes in at #12. Providing protected areas and requiring sustainable land management are the most important ways to conserve the grouse, not killing avian predators.
(via: American Bird Conservancy)
It’s really close, please sign guys!
killing one species to ‘protect’ another is a horrible approach to anything. Have people not learned by now? And how many other animals would this inevitably poison? Ones that would also not only ingest the poison, but the poisoned bird carcasses.
What is wrong with people.
Crows and Ravens hold a sacred position in the Mythos of North America, they should be honored and revered not murdered.
This is an incredibly stupid idea for many reasons.
Ravens eat many pests and carrion. Killing the ravens will increase the numbers of these down the road, as there will be one less predator for them.
As was said earlier, other species are very likely going to eat the poison and decrease their numbers as well. Crows, blackbirds, and many other species within the same family as crows and other opportunistic feeders are very likely to have a negative effect on their population because of this.
Taking away the predator of a species who’s low numbers are cause primarily by things other than predation is a horrible idea because you’ve taken away a source of population control that often times, will take out sick, wounded, or animals in poor health from the population so that the strong and healthy ones can survive.
THIS IS REALLY REALLY IMPORTANT PLEASE SIGN IT
It’s seriously incredible to me that fish and game managers are still using completely wrong-headed strategies like this. I mean you’d think that understanding of animal conservation and species management hadn’t advanced since the 1800s when there are actually fish and game managers out there who think this is a good idea. I just can’t even.
Please sign this petition. This is fucking ridiculous.
Chesness, R. A., M. M. Nelson, and W. H. Longley. 1968
Parker, H. 1984.
Parr, R. 1993.
Clark, R. G., D. E. Meger, and J. B. Ignatiuk. 1995.
Broyer, J., J. Y. Fournier, and P. Varagnat. 1995.
^^^^^ All studies proving that removal of Corvids does not impact mortality or breeding rates of other species.
I spent 3 years of my life rehabilitating Raptors and Corvids in my off time, I’m not as learned as some, but I packed a lot of study into those three years and the subject was one I was particularly passionate about because one of my star pupils, A Raven we named Mathew was the victim of a local purge.
The only way that this method would ever work is if we were to imagine an alien planet where Corvids are the only predatory species.
Here on earth, however, there are thousands of predatory species willing to fill in the gap left by Corvids.
The whole idea of compensatory mortality is false and antiquated science.
Please lets stop this.