Stop blackbird slaughter for sunflower seeds
The USDA is planning to poison 2 million red-winged blackbirds this spring as they migrate back through North Dakota. Although birdseed is not the largest use of sunflower seeds, it is my main use of sunflower seeds. I don’t want them tainted with so much needless death.
To understand the U.S. government’s position – for example, how this expands on existing poisoning programs used to support rice farmers in Texas and Louisiana, see the Sunflower Project Page
, or some of the supporting research
. The second one has an especially ironic typo at the top of the seventh page: “Morality
Estimation.” And there’s more available from FirstGov.com
I urge you to write to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Ann Veneman, your senators and representatives to stop this useless slaughter:
The Honorable Ann Veneman
United States Department of Agriculture
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250
-12°C (10.4°F) Thin clouds stretched like gauze over the moon brought thin snow like gauze over the earth. Apparently we need a little more healing before spring can come.