Stop the inhumane killing of baby birds that are in nesting in cable boxes
  • Petitioned Comcast Corporation

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Stop the inhumane killing of baby birds that are in nesting in cable boxes

    1. Crystal  Grace
    2. Petition by

      Crystal Grace

      Arlington Heights, IL

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May 2012

Victory

From Petition Creator Crystal Grace: Comcast's Central Division President has been very responsive, and provided his word that animals will be treated with respect going forward. At this time, they have NOT agreed to replace any older boxes with new animal proof ones. They've advised they are transitioning to an underground system within the next two years which should resolve this issue.In the mean time, they are educating their employees on how to handle these types of situations going forward. It has not yet been determined as to exactly how this will work. Animal Wildlife agencies may be employed to safely remove the animals vs. leaving babies on the ground or killing them. These loose ends have not yet been tied, but they promise a long term solution soon to come.How can YOU make sure this happens? Keep an eye out for any service technicians that come to your residence to make sure animals are not harmed, killed, or discarded to the ground when accessing cable housing boxes.Report any instances immediately.

Comcast needs to ensure that birds cannot nest in cable wire/ outlet boxes that are mounted on the sides of many apartment,condo buildings and some homes. If they do find that birds have nested, they should use caution in removing the nests and birds if need be by setting them down in a safe place near a tree or bush. They should also let the local wildlife association know their whereabouts if possible. Ideally, Comcast would make sure older boxes are sealed or replaced with newer animal proof boxes. Recently, there has been an onslaught of killings of baby birds in the Chicago area and surrounding suburbs. Comcast workers have been witnessed flinging the nests out of the boxes onto the streets, and also stepping on and squashing the birds as if they are garbage. Several of these birds have been attempted to be rescued by good Samaritans, or brought into the Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation Center which is a non-for-profit rescue that relies on donations to care for the injured birds or humanly euthanize them if need be. Just today, dozens of apartment buildings in the Downtown Arlington Heights area were raided by the Comcast Technicians. Two workers were witness flinging an almost full grown baby bird to the ground from high placed cable box. The bird was injured and terrified. The workers did the same to all the nests in the buildings and killed several starlings - tossing them to the ground, stepping on them and squashing these nearly full grown baby birds. The poor baby birds were only days away from being able to fly. Several residents have been rescuing the birds, by placing wooden nesting houses in the trees and relocating the surviving starlings. Unfortunately, Comcast continues to kill and hurt the birds - and only a lucky few have survived. Comcast needs to find a solution to this problem and stop workers from harming these defenseless animals. Comcast is a huge company, and a very profitable one as well. They need to take care of this ASAP!! SPREAD THE WORD!!

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    1. Petition will be closed by Monday 05/21

      Crystal  Grace
      Petition Organizer

      Monday, I will be downloading & printing a copy of this petition, it's signatures, comments, and updates for documentation in case future incidences persist. Please take the time to enter any final comments as this petition is being closed.

      Thank you again for making a difference.

    2. Comcast will be educating their employees

      Crystal  Grace
      Petition Organizer

      Comcast's Central Division President has been very responsive, and provided his word that animals will be treated with respect going forward. At this time, they have NOT agreed to replace any older boxes with new animal proof ones. They've advised they are transitioning to an underground system within the next two years which should resolve this issue.In the mean time, they are educating their employees on how to handle these types of situations going forward. It has not yet been determined as to exactly how this will work. Animal Wildlife agencies may be employed to safely remove the animals vs. leaving babies on the ground or killing them. These loose ends have not yet been tied, but they promise a long term solution soon to come.How can YOU make sure this happens? Keep an eye out for any service technicians that come to your residence to make sure animals are not harmed, killed, or discarded to the ground when accessing cable housing boxes.Report any instances immediately.

    3. Reached 500 signatures
    4. Comcast is looking into the issue.

      Crystal  Grace
      Petition Organizer

      They have sent out a member of their security department to inspect some of the boxes to determine if anything can be done. Their corporate office does not currently have a policy on what to do with the birds & nests that are found. This seems to be the next step, hopefully to implement a policy and educate their field technicians. We will see what happens. They are responsive, and this is a good thing.

    5. Reached 250 signatures

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    • Craig Lowry CHICAGO, IL
      • over 2 years ago

      This is beyond disgusting. Call Comcast today and tell them you will cancel your service if they do not stop this. How awful!!!!!

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    • Kelly Baxter HUNTLEY, IL
      • over 2 years ago

      Comcast it is your own fault that birds nest in your equipment. Seal them properly so the birds can't get inside! It's not fair to harm the wildlife because your equipment was designed incorrectly. Please come out and replace any faulty boxes with new ones that will not harm any native species. Please take some responsibilty, as this is what you should have done from the beginning.

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    • sheri denato HORN LAKE, MS
      • over 2 years ago

      SHAME ON YOU COMCAST EMPLOYEES! THIS IS INHUMANE!!!!!!!!

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    • Agi Straková UIO, ECUADOR
      • over 2 years ago

      Animals have the right to live and be respected. What kind of workers you have that kill animals(baby birds) in their nest!! they are cowards and evil! this must be stopped now , we are on the 21st century not the middle ages!

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    • Sofia Natsis BRONX, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      Please stop this cruel sadistic and evil killing of life! Reprimand your workers who have STEPPED, TOSSED, FLUNG, SQUISHED and KILLED these living birds!!!

      How horriffic!

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