Target: Bird Emergency Aid and Kare Sanctuary (BEAKS) Co-Founder Cindy Mosley
Goal: Praise the staff and volunteers from BEAKS for rescuing peacocks in danger of being slaughtered.
Peacocks in a Florida neighborhood were being inhumanely killed by a trapper until volunteers from a bird sanctuary group stepped in to save them. One of the residents in the neighborhood had hired the trapper to get rid of the birds because they were supposedly a nuisance, and since Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission does not have regulations on peacocks, the slaughtered birds were not protected by law. Luckily, there was enough protest from the rest of the neighborhood and many residents reached out to BEAKS for help.
The Wild Things trapper responsible for killing the peacocks was seen shooting the birds out of trees with an air rifle before allegedly stomping on their heads once they hit the ground. His reasoning for this method was that the birds were regularly fed by residents, which made it impossible for him to lure them into traps. Ironically, Wild Things’ website claims that it is “dedicated to humane removal and release.”
Thankfully, the large flock of surviving peacocks will now be humanely relocated to safer homes throughout the state. Volunteers from BEAKS estimate that it will be a long, arduous process to capture and relocate every single member of the flock, but it will be done without harming the birds. BEAKS has also received an overwhelming number of offers from people who have an ample amount of land and are willing to look after the birds after they are released from rehabilitation.
Please sign this petition to applaud the Bird Emergency Aid and Kare Sanctuary for rescuing the peacocks and humanely relocating them to safer areas.
Dear Cindy Mosley,
I want to applaud you and your volunteers for saving the peacocks in Jacksonville’s west side from being ruthlessly killed by a trapper. Although some residents felt as though the birds were a nuisance, a great majority thought fondly of the birds and would feed them out of kindness. It is a shame that the peacocks can no longer live in that neighborhood, but it’s also a relief that they will be relocated to safer homes where they don’t have to worry about being slaughtered.
If it weren’t for your dedication and efforts in rescuing the peacocks, the entire flock would have eventually been killed due to the lack of protection that Florida’s Fish and Wildlife Commission gives them. Again, I want to thank you and your volunteers for all your hard work.
[Your Name Here]
Photo credit: Kungming2