July 10, 2017
Last May, at the request of Canadian animal protection organizations, SHARK undertook a major campaign to document and expose a tax-funded slaughter of cormorants by the Canadian government. We rescued a cormorant that had been shot in the face and left to die.
The injured bird SHARK rescued. His tongue had been shot off and his lower beak left handing by a thread. If SHARK had not been there, he would have died a slow death from starvation, while suffering terribly every second of his remaining life
We spent more than a week on Lake Erie, on the US/Canada border. On the first day the assassins from Parks Canada were so worried that we would videotape them killing that they didn't shoot at all. After that, they brought in not one but two police boats to try to keep us away. Unfortunately for them, we were on the US side of the lake where they had no jurisdiction.
Parks Canada killers preparing to kill cormorants nesting on their eggs
This was an expensive and physically exhaustive effort, but it was all made worthwhile when our partners in Zoocheck, Animal Alliance of Canada, Animal Protection Party of Canada, Born Free and Cormorant Defenders International told us that because we were there, there were “far fewer” birds killed than in previous years.
Please contact Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Catherine McKenna Minister of Environment and Climate Change and ask them to cease all future killing of cormorants. Send them a link to our video so they can see for themselves the horror that was done in their name and the waste of tax dollars. Please be polite and respectful.
The Honourable Catherine McKenna
Minister of Environment and Climate Change
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau
Cormorants nesting on Middle Island - part of Pelee Island National Parks - a declared wildlife refuge. These are a native species that deserve to live in peace in accordance with that mission. They belong here - the killers do not!
We undertake campaigns like these because these animals desperately need our help. Now we need your help to continue to be on the frontlines where the killing takes place
The Daily Messenger has printed a column by longtime animal protector Joel Freedman on US Senator Jim Inhofe's cruel live pigeon shoots. You can read the column HERE and watch video of the shoots HERE