First the mute swans were shot to save the Trumpter Swan and now...
Listen to the words of the people who live around the swans and have know them for many generations.
"Save Our Swans gathered over 5000 signatures on petitions we circulated in S.E. Wisconsin. The DNR held a meeting on Oct. 20th to determine whether or not to take the trumpeters off the Protected List. No decision has been made as far as we know.
Mute swan shootings will continue next year if our referendum doesn't go through. We intend to challenge the DNR to a public debate & also have a possible documentary in the works.
Wasteful spending at the expense of taxpayers & any critter, is a sin.
The citizens of Rock Lake are continuing to fight the DNR in WI.
Because they were unprepared at the Sept. Kenosha Co. Board meeting, the DNR was given until January 27th to come up with scientific evidence concerning the eco-effects of the Mute Swans.
We are currently preparing to film a documentary on this subject & intend to challenge the DNR to a public debate here in Kenosha Co.
If anyone would like to tell their story for our film, contact us at: joolsbee at gmail.com.
We need your input ASAP. Filming will take place on DEC. 19th-20th. Thanks for your help. Be a voice for not only the mute swan, but all God's creatures.
Thanks for your support.
Julie at Save Our Swans
Humane Society Speaks Up for Wisconsin's Mute Swans
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently announced plans to classify mute swans as a "prohibited invasive species." The adoption of these proposed regulations would remove any remaining protections these birds have under existing regulations making it that much easier for the DNR to issue permits for the unnecessary and inhumane killing of these beautiful birds. Please urge the DNR to reconsider these plans.
The DNR claims that mute swans are not native to North America, and therefore, should be listed as an “invasive species.” However, there is conflicting evidence about whether mute swans are native to the North American continent, and regardless, the birds are now a naturalized part of the environment. Mute swans do not pose a threat to Wisconsin’s aquatic ecosystems and any perceived conflicts with these birds can be resolved using effective, humane methods.
Thank you for taking the time to speak out for animals.
Executive Vice President
The Humane Society of the United States