There are many non-lethal methods of successfully managing pigeon
overpopulations in a humane and compassionate way.

Please consult PICAS (
www.picas.org), which is a non-profit organization that
works with organizations all over the world solving pigeon overpopulation problems.
PICAS' advise is free and as a result all advice is non-commercially biased. I urge you to contact PICAS and
seek its guidance in implementing a cruelty-free solution.

Lethal control of pigeons by culling or starvation has been consistently shown to have no long-term effect on population levels.
It is also expensive, inhumane and results in very negative publicity.

Mahatma Gandhi has said, "The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are
treated." I hope you will not disgrace your great city.

 
----- Original Message -----
From: Romula
To: 'Romula'
Sent: Tuesday, October 03, 2006 6:16 PM
Subject: Sample letter re plan to kill venice pigeons

 
 

LETTER: Protest the plan to kill pigeons in Venice, Italy

Posted by: "BIBiel" bibiel@yahoo.com   bibiel

Sun Oct 1, 2006 10:20 am (PST)

Alert prepared by Barbara B. bibiel@yahoo.com (yahoo.com)

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See news article:

Mayor of Venice would like to pluck pigeons from St. Mark's

http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/nation/15648295.htm?
source=rss&channel=inquirer_nation
 


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--------------------CONTACT INFO---------------------

Sindaco MASSIMO CACCIARI
sindaco@comune.venezia.it (comune.venezia.it)
Telefono segreteria: 0412748280
Fax: 0415200782

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sindaco@comune.venezia.it

Please stop the plan to lethally control pigeons

Dear Mayor Cacciari,

I am outraged at the news that you support the plan to kill the
pigeons of St. Mark's Square. I urge you to stop this plan
immediately.

There are many non-lethal methods of successfully managing pigeon
overpopulations in a humane and compassionate way. Please consult
PICAS (
http://www.picas.org), which is a non-profit organization that
works with organizations all over the world solving pigeon
overpopulation problems. PICAS' advise is free and as a result all
advice is non-commercially biased. I urge you to contact PICAS and
seek its guidance in implementing a cruelty-free solution.

Lethal control of pigeons by culling or starvation has been
consistently shown to have no long-term effect on population levels.
It is also expensive, inhumane and results in very negative
publicity. Mahatma Gandhi has said, "The greatness of a nation and
its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are
treated." I hope you will not disgrace your great city.

Thank you very much for your attention. I look forward to hearing
from your regarding your decision. If you decide to implement a
lethal plan, I will boycott Venice tourism, and urge all my family,
friends and colleagues to do the same.

Sincerely,