Petition Closed

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.

 

Letter to
Mayor and Trustees of the Town of Frederick The town of Frederick, Colorado
Frederick Public Works Tony Huerta
I just signed the following petition addressed to: The town of Frederick, Colorado.

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Reconsider inhumane removal of prairie dogs

Starting next Monday the town of Frederick plans on eradicating their entire population of prairie dogs. They claim 'health concerns' as the reason, but the fleas on the prairie dogs are what transmit the plague, 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 borrows are used as nests by burrowing owls and mountain plovers.

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. And at the very least, the bodies should be donated to a birds of prey sanctuary. (who kills thousands of animals and leaves their bodies where they died??!?!?!) PLEASE TAKE A MINUTE TO SHOW YOUR CONCERN FOR A MORE ECOLOGICALLY SOUND SOLUTION.



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Sincerely,