Reconsider inhumane removal of prairie dogs
  • Petitioned The town of Frederick, Colorado

This petition was delivered to:

Mayor and Trustees of the Town of Frederick
The town of Frederick, Colorado
Frederick Public Works
Tony Huerta

Reconsider inhumane removal of prairie dogs

    1. Petition by

      Natalie Jaime

      Westminster, CO

Starting next Monday (March 5th) the town of Frederick plans on eradicating large populations of prairie dogs. They claim 'health concerns' as the reason, but the fleas on the prairie dogs are what transmit disease, and research shows that killing the fleas with delta dust or pyraperm is an effective way to prevent the plague from reaching colonies and spreading within colonies. Prairie dogs are ecologically important- they are prey to hawks, ferrets, eagles, and badgers and their burrows are used as nests by burrowing owls and mountain plovers.

Prairie Dogs are a protected species in other parts of Colorado.

The prairie dogs' habitat in Frederick is on Open Spaces land, meaning it cannot be used as development. PLEASE tell Mayor Doering that there are other solutions than just heartless murder.  PLEASE TAKE A MINUTE TO SHOW YOUR CONCERN FOR A MORE ECOLOGICALLY SOUND SOLUTION.

 

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    1. Reached 2,000 signatures
    2. Short clip on Saturday's protest

      Natalie Jaime
      Petition Organizer

      on local news

    3. Reached 1,500 signatures
    4. Peaceful demonstration on Saturday, March 3 in Frederick, CO

      Natalie Jaime
      Petition Organizer

      Concerned citizens will be holding a peaceful demonstration on Saturday, March 3, 2012 from 1 PM – 5 PM at the intersection of Colorado Highway 52 and Interstate 25 in Frederick.

    5. Reached 500 signatures

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    • Tracey Isabelle MILFORD, CT
      • over 2 years ago

      Just because they don't deserve to die.

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    • Michele Natalino NEW HAVEN, CT
      • over 2 years ago

      There are more effective ways to handle this problem if the powers that be would just take the time to look into it. We don't treat people this way and should not treat animals this way. We are all God's creatures.

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    • Rachel Gonzales FREDERICK, CO
      • over 2 years ago

      Im signing cause my Mayor is an idiot

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    • Sarah Fuentes ERIE, CO
      • over 2 years ago

      Not only are they adorable and intelligent animals, but they are a crucial part of our ecosystem. Getting rid of the prairie dogs is a sure-fire way to rid our ecosystem of countless more animals. Also, the way they are being 'disposed off' is inhumane.

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    • Lynae Thompson MONUMENT, CO
      • over 2 years ago

      I am signing this because if you kill the prairie dogs you will have no warning if the plague is present. It is the fleas that carry the disease. They have a right to live. Have you no sense man?

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