April 19, 2016
Right now, SHARK is on the Columbia River (bordering both Washington and Oregon) to protect cormorants from being slaughtered by Wildlife Services, the notorious federal agency that kills millions of animals every year at taxpayer expense.
We are in our boat, The Bob & Nancy (named after animal protection heroes Bob Barker and Nancy Burnett) keeping Wildlife Services from killing birds on East Sand Island.
We arrived yesterday and when we first came upon the Wildlife Services boat they tried to evade us, then hide from us, then they just left. This morning, as soon as the cowardly killers from Wildlife Services saw us, they ran away again! They do not want the public to witness the horror they commit and are running away every time they see us.
That means that while we are on the river, lives are being saved!
Last year we offered our support to local groups to help them document the slaughter. Our offer was refused. Those local organizations, some of which have millions of dollars, did not go on the water and did not stop the slaughter. We are stopping the slaughter this year, but it is costing us a great deal of money. We will need your help to continue to be able to stop the killing. We intend to stay here as long as we can to shut this program down. So far we are here we have been 100% successful!
You can donate to help this campaign HERE
Top: The Wildlife Services killers in their boat. Middle: Piles of garbage left on East Sand Island by Wildlife Services. Bottom: The killers running away from us
Cormorants are victims of bad government policies and being wrongfully blamed for man-made problems. And now we, as taxpayers, are paying for them to be killed.
Please contact the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and your two your United State Senators and politely ask that they stop this senseless killing:
EMAIL the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Find your two senators HERE
A double-crested cormorant. Thousands of these birds will be slaughtered by the US Government. Picture from the US Fish and Wildlife Service