Urban Wildlife

Because of the urban sprawl crisis in the United States, wild animals are forced to live in closer proximity with humans. With few alternatives available, they have no choice but to enter our homes, parks and even downtown areas in search of food and shelter. When they do, homeowners, communities, municipalities and state agencies often hire nuisance wildlife control operators or U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services to use cruel, archaic methods, such as injurious traps and poisons, to resolve perceived conflicts with these animals. Ducks and geese are secretly shot, gassed and even bludgeoned to death with baseball bats. Beavers are caught and drowned in body-gripping traps or are sealed up alive in their own homes. Animals of all kinds are simply left to die from injuries or starvation.

~ PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)

We humans don’t even give token acknowledgement to the fact that we pushed these animals off their lands. We are the thieves and trespassers, not they.