City Fights Invasive Pests, Including PETA

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City Fights Invasive Pests, Including PETA

Columbus, OH –-( Recently, Frederick, Colorado, implemented a city ordinance requiring private property owners to remove prairie dogs from their land.

In the Board of Trustees Agenda Memorandum, the city notes concerns about bubonic plague and that prairie dogs are moving onto city parks and open fields where children play.

Numerous citizens have also complained to the city council about problems with invading prairie dogs. Thus, the city declared through Ordinance 1070 that the “rodent infestation was a public nuisance subject to suppression and abatement.”

The city also led the fight to remove these well-known diseases- and flea-spreading rodents from the city by poisoning two prairie dog towns within the city limits. Along with the ongoing work to rid Frederick of its infestation came a complaint from, you guessed it —PETA.

This outrageous animal rights group urged its followers across America to call and e-mail Frederick officials. PETA requested that the city use “habitat modification” to encourage the rodents to move elsewhere. No further details were provided on how to “modify habitat” and where and how these pesky, short-legged rodents could complete a move.

We do know they are forbidden from riding the Trailways bus out of town!

To ensure more radical action, PETA’s release on the rodent roundup included an appeal to “forward this message widely.” This effort inundated the city with hate e-mails. Undaunted, the new city ordinance took effect in March 2012, and property owners who fail to comply after receiving an official notice could face $1,000 fines.

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Elijah adcox

if you wanted to get rid of prairie dogs guess what your not gonna get rid of prairie dogs because there gonna rally like obamas big black caucus and protest on animal discrimination . if that let all the gay-muslims do the march on washington and fly the rainbow muslim flag on the lincoln memorial so they can fruity moments and speeches that is transferred to the deerborne muslim festival and plead for ther lives before they are castrated and beheaded singing allahu akbar as they are being tortured. furthermore muslims should not be allowed in the u.s. because of… Read more »

chad collins

Prairie dogs belong on the prairie just like bison and wolves if a city wants to get rid of them they should use black footed ferrets not poison and I don't think they should be able to force property owners to kill them if they don't want to

Peter Geller

Who cares about a little thing like disease and the bubonic plague when poor little prairie dogs lives are at stake! (I hope folks realize I'm being sarcastic)