The "Living" Desert must keep the California State Bird alive.

The "Living" Desert must keep the California State Bird alive.

    1. Anne Meesriyong
    2. Petition by

      Anne Meesriyong

      DeKalb,, United States

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August 2013

Victory

Anne Meesriyong: Thank you! They said that the bird is doing perfectly fine and he's doing great. That they might just keep him there on display at the zoo. And that we are welcome anytime to come and see it I am very happy to hear that. And we are so happy to see there were over 700 signers. But then they called a second time and asked if we could please stop the petition because they are receiving many calls concerning the quail and its preventing them from doing their work. They also said that they appreciate our concern to help save the animals of the desert. They appreciate that we are animal lovers. The terminating part was a miscommunication. Because they meant that some people turn in animals that are very sick and need to be terminated however our quail was very healthy and a vegetarian. (Apparently the rescuer was giving him chicken feed). The Living Desert is raising it with other quails and he is getting along with them and he is learning how to hunt for food. We all want to thank you all so much for your help support and concern. So at this time our work is done. The image of the Living Desert is even better than before. The rescuer does plan to go see it again soon and try to contribute to saving more animals through them. Thank you all for your support. As the creator of this petition I plan to do a road trip to visit this very sweet California Quail and support "The Living Desert" in California soon! Animal lovers, bless your hearts!

The "Living" Desert in Palm Desert, California should release the California Quail which was rescued and brought there instead of "terminating" the poor animal in the case that they are unable or incompetent to reintroduce the California State bird back into the wild. Keep the bird alive. Death is not the answer. If so change the name of your zoo because it's very misleading! DO NOT KILL THE STATE BIRD. It was doing fine raised by it's rescuer until the good samaritan realized it was the "State Bird" of California.

They said they would terminate or kill the bird if it cannot be reintroduced into the wild in less than 3 days. Once the rescuer realized what they planned to do, he asked for the bird back and they would not release it to him.  What they are saying is "cruel and unusual" and ironic since they have the name "Living" in their company name. They are not a wild life sanctuary, they are operating like a kill shelter if they are going to take the life of this beautiful bird raised with love and care.  

Three days is just not enough time nor is it a choice to terminate a beautiful life and the CALIFORNIA state bird nonetheless in this case.  This California Quail that was found and mistaken as a regular baby bird in the front of someone's house and taken care of.  It could have been cared for for many years to come but because it is "illegal" to have one, when he realized, he did the right thing and brought it to a zoo mistaking it for a wild life sanctuary ironically called "The Living Desert" in Palm Desert.

Instead they said they will have to terminate the bird if the bird if he cannot be reintroduced to the wild. All we are asking them to do is 1) after 3 days they should just let it go, and not try to kill him, 2) he trusts people, 3) it costs no money to let him go.

If they cannot do this their name is very misleading and now people will realize their name means nothing if they cannot release this beautiful bird or keep it alive.

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    • Michelle Cisneros HEMET, CA
      • 11 months ago

      QUESTION IS ...... What does THE LIVING DESERT do with anonals NOT able to be Reintroduced BACK into the Wild!?!!! Where does it go???? What's the % of animals that come to your Facility that Cannot be Rehabilitiated???!

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    • Arthur Volpe PALM SPRINGS, CA
      • 11 months ago

      Need to keep these birds ALIVE!

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    • The Living Desert PALM DESERT, CA
      • 11 months ago

      It has come to our attention that a misleading and damaging post has been made on a website, “Change.org” against The Living Desert. Be aware these are false statements and anyone can post anything on that website without due diligence or even simple fact checking. It also does not allow for the organization under attack to provide a response.

      What you need to know: The Living Desert is a licensed by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and operates under very strict guidelines. The Living Desert takes in over 1,000 rehabilitation animals in each year and makes every effort to rescue, rehabilitate and release all animals brought into their rehabilitation center-including this quail. The quail was brought into The Living Desert rehab center nearly two weeks ago by someone who was illegally hand-raising it. It is a Gambel’s quail. The Gambel’s quail is a very common bird in the desert and is not the state bird as stated in the in the “petition”. The quail is in good condition under the care of the rehabilitation center.

      The goal of The Living Desert’s rehabilitation program is to provide the best possible future for each individual animal brought into its rehabilitation center. In the case of this bird, the bird can be incorporated into another covey of quail to be released into the wild. If that isn’t possible, The Living Desert can request through the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to incorporate the bird into their collection.

      Regretfully, friends and family of The Living Desert have been misled by this petition.

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    • The Living Desert PALM DESERT, CA
      • 11 months ago

      It has come to our attention that a misleading and damaging post has been made on a website, “Change.org” against The Living Desert. Be aware these are false statements and anyone can post anything on that website without due diligence or even simple fact checking. It also does not allow for the organization under attack to provide a response.

      What you need to know: The Living Desert is a licensed by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and operates under very strict guidelines. The Living Desert takes in over 1,000 rehabilitation animals in each year and makes every effort to rescue, rehabilitate and release all animals brought into their rehabilitation center-including this quail. The quail was brought into The Living Desert rehab center nearly two weeks ago by someone who was illegally hand-raising it. It is a Gambel’s quail. The Gambel’s quail is a very common bird in the desert and is not the state bird as stated in the in the “petition”. The quail is in good condition under the care of the rehabilitation center.

      The goal of The Living Desert’s rehabilitation program is to provide the best possible future for each individual animal brought into its rehabilitation center. In the case of this bird, the bird can be incorporated into another covey of quail to be released into the wild. If that isn’t possible, The Living Desert can request through the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to incorporate the bird into their collection.

      Regretfully, friends and family of The Living Desert have been misled by this petition.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • The Living Desert PALM DESERT, CA
      • 11 months ago

      It has come to our attention that a misleading and damaging post has been made on a website, “Change.org” against The Living Desert. Be aware these are false statements and anyone can post anything on that website without due diligence or even simple fact checking. It also does not allow for the organization under attack to provide a response.

      What you need to know: The Living Desert is a licensed by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and operates under very strict guidelines. The Living Desert takes in over 1,000 rehabilitation animals in each year and makes every effort to rescue, rehabilitate and release all animals brought into their rehabilitation center-including this quail. The quail was brought into The Living Desert rehab center nearly two weeks ago by someone who was illegally hand-raising it. It is a Gambel’s quail. The Gambel’s quail is a very common bird in the desert and is not the state bird as stated in the in the “petition”. The quail is in good condition under the care of the rehabilitation center.

      The goal of The Living Desert’s rehabilitation program is to provide the best possible future for each individual animal brought into its rehabilitation center. In the case of this bird, the bird can be incorporated into another covey of quail to be released into the wild. If that isn’t possible, The Living Desert can request through the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to incorporate the bird into their collection.

      Regretfully, friends and family of The Living Desert have been misled by this petition.

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