US FWS: Restore the permit to rescue falcon chicks on bridges
  • Petitioned Marie Strassburger

This petition was delivered to:

Regional Migratory Bird Chief, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Marie Strassburger
Regional Director, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Ren Lohoefener
Sen. Dianne Feinstein
Sen. Barbara Boxer
Rep. Nancy Pelosi
Rep. Barbara Lee

US FWS: Restore the permit to rescue falcon chicks on bridges

    1. Petition by

      Golden Gate Audubon Society

Peregrine falcons bring a touch of wild beauty into our urban areas. Because we have destroyed so much of their habitat, they turn to man-made bridges for nesting, but the chicks face a risk of drowning as they learn to fly.

The Santa Cruz Predatory Bird Research Group has been rescuing this once-endangered species for decades. They are willing to continue rescuing and relocating falcon chicks from Northern California bridges for free -- at no cost to taxpayers.

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service recently revoked the PBRG's permit to relocate falcon chicks from bridges. It is wrong to sit by passively and let peregrine chicks - which remain on the Potected list for the State of California -- drown when someone is willing to save them! US FWS should restore the permit to Glenn Stewart and the Predatory Bird Research Group so they can continue their great work rescuing these beautiful creatures.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 8 months ago

      Mitgefühl für Tiere ist eng mit Güte des Charakters verbunden ist, und es kann getrost behauptet werden, dass wer grausam zu Tieren ist, kann kein guter Mensch sein.

      Compassion for animals is intimately connected with goodness of character; and it may be confidently asserted that who is cruel to animals cannot be a good human.

    • dan richman SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • 9 months ago

      More and more do we see how interconnected all species are on earth. And more and more are we going to experience the dire consequences of killing off species, especially the predators. These birds have miraculously adapted to living in our cities. Let's not ruin it.

    • carole mason WALNUT CREEK, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      All life is important. We should take every opportunity to rescue any living creature that shares this planet with us!! We are not singularly important!!

    • Michelle Ryan VENTURA, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      This magnificent lovely bird needs our help!

    • MAria Michael PLEASANT HILL, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      I Native American and believe in taking care of the earth and its inhabitants


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