Stop Poisoning Ground Squirrels

  • by: Animal Advocates
  • target:  Sandia National Laboratories, President and Laboratories Director, Environmental Management Department, Communications Officer

A facility in Livermore, California, Sandia National Laboratories, admits that it is poisoning ground squirrels.

 

Studies have demonstrated that the continual cycle of seasonal culls is responsible for a larger population- not less. Killing the squirrels artificially increases food supplies to the remaining squirrels, the consequence of which is increased reproduction and a greater population.

 

Additionally, poisons are horribly cruel. They cause convulsions, vomiting, internal bleeding, gradual cardiac collapse, and a variety of other reactions that result in immense suffering and a slow, agonizing death. The most common poisons take several days to kill. And orphaned young end up dying of starvation and dehydration. This poison can also affect other wild and non-wild animals, including family pets, endangered species, and federally protected birds who make contact with tainted bodies.

 

We request that Sandia National Laboratories remove any remaining poison and work with particular groups to develop alternative, humane solutions to killing these animals.

 


SOURCE: http://our-compass.org/2012/06/20/urge-sandia-national-laboratories-to-stop-poisoning-squirrels/


 


Paul Hommert
President and Laboratories Director


Sandia National Laboratories
P.O. Box 969


Livermore, CA 94551-0969
7011 East Avenue
Livermore, CA 94550


Email: pjhomme@sandia.gov


 


Robert Holland
Environmental Management Department


Email: rcholla@sandia.gov


 


Mike Janes
Communications Officer


Email: mejanes@sandia.gov

A facility in Livermore, California, Sandia National Laboratories, admits that it is poisoning ground squirrels.



 



Studies have demonstrated that the continual cycle of seasonal culls is responsible for a larger population- not less. Killing the squirrels artificially increases food supplies to the remaining squirrels, the consequence of which is increased reproduction and a greater population.



 



Additionally, poisons are horribly cruel. They cause convulsions, vomiting, internal bleeding, gradual cardiac collapse, and a variety of other reactions that result in immense suffering and a slow, agonizing death. The most common poisons take several days to kill. And orphaned young end up dying of starvation and dehydration. This poison can also affect other wild and non-wild animals, including family pets, endangered species, and federally protected birds who make contact with tainted bodies.



 



We request that Sandia National Laboratories remove any remaining poison and work with particular groups to develop alternative, humane solutions to killing these animals.


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