Originally Posted by Mygala
Actually, no they don't.... unless you consider not doing anything a solution. Friends of animals makes no realistic alternatives. They assume the power companies should just eat the costs of the destruction caused by the birds. . .
What disingenuous nonsense. Looks like someone did not bother reading the FoA article I cited. These are quotes from that article, which is ALMOST ENTIRELY DEVOTED TO SOLUTIONS
which appear to be working. And NEVER did the FoA say do nothing.
You did NOT read the article you just made something up based on your own prejudices or perhaps animus to birds. There goes your credibility, and below are the quotes from that article proving what I've just said. Glad I came back here to see what falsehoods you wrote.
>> Now, both sides agree, is the time to test non-lethal alternatives to let the parrots live without nesting in the utility poles to which they’ve become attracted in the more than 30 years they have lived in Connecticut, New York and New Jersey. <<
>> While a new complaint to permanently cease parrot killing is pending in Superior Court in New Haven — filed last week by the Norwalk-based Friends of Animals — bird lovers hope to develop alternative nesting sites that will attract the parrots away from further confrontations with United Illuminating crews. <<
>> At about 10 a.m. Saturday, in a tall oak tree above this city’s Ocean Drive, a group of about a dozen of the soggy green parrots perched, squawking among themselves. Below, one of the newly designed nests was in place in front of the 451 Ocean Drive home of Julie Cook <<
>> A few doors to the west, a group of bird lovers worked to erect another platform they hope the birds will be more attractive than the poles. <<
>> Down a narrow walk-in easement onto their tiny, Sound-front property at 489 Ocean Drive, Peter Katz and his wife, Storm Somers Katz, were supervising the construction of a platform. <<
>> Later in the afternoon in Fairfield, Johnson led a workshop sponsored by the Friends of Animals, building more parrot nests, which look like a little beach bungalows for the birds. <<
Four southwestern Connecticut homeowners have put up new, alternative nests.
“If we can get people to build their own nests, with their own ideas, the more different presentations we make to them, the better the chance we’ll be able to find out what works,” Johnson said. Part of the utility’s rationale for capturing the birds and turning them over to USDA crews from killing in carbon dioxide gas chambers, is their tenacity. <<
>> Albert Carbone, UI’s spokesman, said Friday the company won’t comment on the latest lawsuit, but restated a corporate willingness to work toward a method to keep the poles clear of bird nests without killing them. <<
>> “We have to get UI to do a really aggressive maintenance program throughout the spring and into the summer, particularly during the breeding season, so the birds aren’t allowed to build even a small nest,” Johnson said. The next thing Johnson things that UI crews could rig up powerful leaf blowers, hoisted aloft in cherry pickers, to regularity visit the nests twice a week or more <<
>> Priscilla Feral, president of the FOA, said last week that early anecdotal evidence is at least slightly encouraging.“What I’m hearing is some parakeets are showing up at platforms,” Feral said. “They’re congregating and eating, but the question is whether they’ll stay. If the new perches are literally across the street from UI’s tear downs, we’re anticipating the survivors, the escapees, to maybe relocate there. <<
>> I think the Friends of Animals make some good points in that UI could and should do things differently to protect the birds,” (State rep.) Roy said. “We have suggested, and UI is studying, putting out more crews to observe the birds and if they see three sticks together, to knock them down.” Then, the parrots may eventually learn to build their homes in trees or the new platforms. <<