DO NOT KILL THE LINDSAY POND BEAVERS
Lindsay pond beaver now WITHOUT a home!!
Thank you Sarah West, Founder: Canadians for Animal Welfare Reform
“Mayor Watson .I am appalled and so shocked that you would totally and utterly ignore the pleas, requests and offers of help to relocate the two beavers Lily and her yearling son. Lucky “ living happily”. in the pond at the Lindsay Park in Stittsville. It is one thing to destroy their home… but to brutally trap and kill them is entirely another issue !!
According to the trapper who has been retained by your council to trap the beaver, he will use a Conibear trap. The Conibear is a body grip trap in which the animal is crushed by force. Depending on the size of the animal and how it enters the trap, it may take minutes or up to an hour before death occurs. This type of trap is banned for use in municipalities in other provinces!!
Have you any concept or idea Mayor Watson of what you will be subjecting these two precious SENTIENT ( feeling living creatures too) They would die…. in the cruelest most brutal way !
Due to their difference in size, it is very likely that the two beavers are a mother and her kit, probably displaced from the recent draining of the Poole Creek wetlands nearby, and the trapping of beaver there last summer. Ottawa residents and citizens ACROSS CANADA and the world are asking that the two beavers be left alone .or RELOCATED.
You have it in your power to choose differently. Mayor Watson. Donna DuBreuil Ottawa-Carleton Wildlife Centre has offered to help relocate the beavers and/or you can just let them be.
little animals Lily and Lucky.
. yes they have names…. are precious creatures who represent our national symbol and you Mayor Watson are in our national capital of Canada !
Two small beavers are not a threat to anyone and you would be remembered always for your compassion in working together with the citizens’ group of Stittsville to save the beavers from being brutally killed!
If nothing else we speak to you as politician in an office of honour .and with respect ask that you think seriously about our next comment. Please believe us when we say if you do nothing…. and this is allowed to move forward. you will always be remembered as the man who killed the .mother beaver and her young son
Those who elected you have long memories and you would be so much better served to be remembered as the “ Mayor who had a heart!”
We ask you most earnestly… to do the right thing? On behalf of “ Lily” and Lucky” ….. we thank you for your compassion Mayor Watson.. Please… save the lives of these two little Beaver?. Thank you.”
Sarah West Founder/President
Canadian Ambassador World Animal Day
Lucky Pic taken by Sylvie Sabourin