Ban the use of Bird Scaring Cannons in Lunenburg County

Ban the use of Bird Scaring Cannons in Lunenburg County

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Cassidee Kempton started this petition to MODL

(If you are unfamiliar with the tactic being discussed please watch the video. At approximately 20 seconds into the video you will hear the noise that we hear every minute or so throughout the entire day. Please note this is not a personal video, rather one from YouTube, but that it is the same sound and one style of device we are looking to petition against.)

The use of sound tactics to keep birds and other pests away from crops has become an increasing issue around Lunenburg County. While I, and I hope others do as well, respect the individual right to farm in the area, it needs to be addressed when this farming becomes something that interrupts and inhibits the daily lives of others. Currently there are no nuisance noise laws in Lunenburg County. The cannons and noise machines are designed to make a loud bang to scare birds away from crops. To my understanding these may be propane cannons or electronic sound machines. 

Many people who live in or move to rural areas do so for the privacy, and quietness of living away from a town. Imagine having the sound of a cannon echoing through your community throughout the entire day. For those of you who have no heard these cannons, they are not a small noise. These are cannons that can be heard miles away from their originating source and they can echo as well. Picture this: sitting on your lawn chair in the backyard trying to enjoy your day off with someone shooting a rifle off every minute, or more, the entire time. That is what it is like to live in an area with a bird scaring cannon.

These cannons have so far caused cattle to break through fences, horses to spook constantly and become lathered in a sweat (horses that are scared for a prolonged period of time without relief can suffer from 'colic' which can result in thousands of dollars of vet bills and, unfortunately, death), and faithful family dogs to become absolute balls of stress (have a dog that is terrified of fireworks or thunder? Imagine them living in those conditions all day every day), and I'm sure many other problems that I have not heard of.

Yes, these farmers have a right to farm, and should continue to have such, but don't the people around them have the right to a peaceful existence, and the animals have a right to live without constant fear? If you agree please sign this petition and tell the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg that enough is enough and it is time that something is put in place to stop the use of these cannons!

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