SK: SAU Fw: [raccoon_rehab] FW: Urgent : proposed rule change for Florida wil...
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SkunkLady2 at aol.com
Wed Feb 6 20:26:34 PST 2008
This is being forwarded or crossed posted to other groups…This is urgent for
the wildlife of Florida ..Letters need to be written fast.
From: RR6 at yahoogroups.com [mailto:RR6 at yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Lindy
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2008 10:09 PM
To: RR6 at yahoogroups.com
Subject: [RR6] Urgent : proposed rule change for Florida wildlife
The FWC (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission)is having
a public meeting today and tomorrow in Panama City
Beach and among the items on the agenda is a proposed rule change
regarding nuisance wildlife.
If this is accepted, all animals removed by a nuisance trapper must
be euthanized. I don't think this is fair or right and feel that most
people who care about animals would object to it. If you object to
this new rule, please let the commissioners know before it's too
late. I have obtained email addresses for the FWC commissioners and
have listed them here.
Commissioners at MyFWC.com
Kathy Barco: kbarco at barcoduval.com
Ronald Bergeron: corporatekim at bergeroninc.com
Dwight Stephenson: dwight at dstephenson.com
Kenneth Wright: kwright at shutts.com
Brian Yablonski: Brian.yablonski at joe.com
Most of them check their email often, so maybe it's not too late to
effect a change. It may have a stronger effect if you email each one
This is a link to the agenda :
This is the wording of the actual rule:
(a) Live captured nuisance wildlife transported under authority of
this section may be done only for the purpose of euthanizing the
nuisance wildlife, provided any euthanasia shall be humane as defined
by the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians. Euthanasia of
those species listed in 68A-6.0022(2) is not required.
(b) Live captured nuisance wildlife may be released on the property
of the landowner provided the release site and capture site are
located on one contiguous piece of property.
The following is a copy of the letter I sent to them. I'm sure you
can do better.
Dear Ms. Barco,
As a wildlife rehabilitator, I am concerned about the new ruling
being proposed by the Florida
Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, specifically Rule: 68A-
9.010 regarding taking nuisance wildlife. As a concerned citizen and
professional, I feel that forcing the euthanasia of all animals
removed by nuisance trappers is wrong for many reasons. I do
understand that some animals cannot be released and euthanasia is the
only option for them, but many raccoons, opossums, and squirrels are
simply in the wrong place and can be relocated. Many of the animals
that I successfully rehabilitate and release are brought to me by
nuisance trappers. The majority of their clients do not want the
animal to die, they just don't want it in their house. I feel that if
this rule is passed, it will not only be a death sentence for those
animals (and their innocent non- nuisance babies) but that many
people will take matters into their own hands. The public is ill
equipped to deal with wild animals, but many will try, and put
themselves at risk. Please consider revising this rule. I think that
the majority of citizens and animal care professionals would not
agree with this new rule. Thank you for listening, sincerely, Lindy
lindywil at aol.com
Orlando, FL Orange County
12 years exp. as Certified Veterinary Technician
Rehabilitation of raccoons, opossums, birds (esp. crows), squirrels and rats
Transportation of all wildlife including birds of prey
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