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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-13-10 08:18 PM
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Some a**hole is putting beer cans around gull's necks. 2 have been freed



One Western gull was freed over the weekend from the shaft of a Budweiser can that someone apparently shoved around its neck, but a handful more are still flying around the Bay Area wearing aluminum collars that threaten their lives.

The heads of WildRescue of Moss Landing briefly captured the juvenile bird on the San Francisco State University campus on Saturday, allowing them to cut off the beer container with scissors. The brown gull was declared in good health and released, marking the second victory in a perplexing case of animal cruelty.

As many as five gulls have been spotted with beer cans around their necks since September. The number of cases - and the consistent use of a cut-apart Budweiser - points to human culprits, said Rebecca Dmytryk, director of the wildlife emergency response group.

"It's not like it was an accident," she said. "It was a very intentional and malicious act."

The jagged cans force the birds to adjust how they eat, but exposure is the rescuers' chief concern. Because the animals aren't able to properly preen, their feathers lose their warmth and waterproofness, leaving them susceptible to the elements.

"The can will kill them eventually, in a very slow way," Dmytryk said.

A concerned citizen spotted the bird on the campus last month and reported it to WildRescue. Dmytryk then encouraged the person to spend several weeks gaining the animal's trust with daily feedings, because the beer-can victims have proven skittish around humans following their ordeal.


Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/1...
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tekisui Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-13-10 08:19 PM
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1. That is sick.
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atomic-fly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-13-10 08:21 PM
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2. fuckers....
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-13-10 08:24 PM
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Still a Democrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-13-10 08:30 PM
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6. Where do you get off
telling the truth?
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niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-13-10 08:27 PM
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4. would the geneva convention prevent having the same done to the perp, whenever that putrid piece of
filth is caught?
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-13-10 08:31 PM
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7. As well as US Law
it qualifies as torture.
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niyad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-13-10 08:37 PM
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10. now see, I was thinking of grace quigley's comment "no, it's pest control"
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-13-10 08:27 PM
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5. What a bunch of sick fucks!
Those poor birds.

I hope they catch whoever is doing this.

:mad:
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-13-10 09:11 PM
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16. Ditto
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unkachuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-13-10 08:32 PM
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8. why?....n/t
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Sonoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-13-10 08:33 PM
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9. "Budweiser, adding insult to injury"
All the more reason to carry heat.

Sonoman
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-13-10 08:45 PM
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11. Some years back an asshole here in So Cal was cutting off the bill
of pelicans, it turned out to be a commericial fisherman who was mad because pelicans eat fish.

P.S. experts managed to save most of the pelicans by somehow repairing their bills some they kept in sanctuary and a few had to be put to sleep.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-13-10 08:49 PM
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12. Yeah my vet worked on those birds
Edited on Mon Dec-13-10 08:49 PM by nadinbrzezinski
he is THE expert here in San Diego.

Tuky had to have a wing repair, nothing serious, at the time. I took him for his appointment, and we had to reschedule as he had two Emergency bill repairs with the pelicans. BIG BIRDS.

So tuky, a small tiel, (RIP) had to wait a day to have a wing repaired.

Tuky died last october from old age.

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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-10 01:58 AM
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20. Aw sorry about Tuky
:hug: My dog died last week so I know the pain of losing our beloved little companions.
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ZombieHorde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-13-10 08:50 PM
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13. What a fucked up way to spend one's precious time.
What kind of person goes out of their way to fuck with animals? Sadistic glee seems like the only gain here.
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1620rock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-13-10 08:56 PM
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14. Palin?
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TheManInTheMac Donating Member (512 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-13-10 09:06 PM
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15. What kind of sick fucking douchebag would do that?
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-13-10 09:33 PM
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17. Put something around his neck.
A noose. An anchor. I'm flexible.
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DemocratAholic Donating Member (156 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-13-10 10:49 PM
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18. never ceases to amaze me the cruel things some people do
Totally unbelievable. I'll bet the person(s) who did that was a Republican...and a tea bagger. And...their favorite TV program is probably Sarah Palin's Alaska. I guess shooting animals isn't enough to satisfy their sadistic personalities, they had to think of something so they could watch these birds suffer. OH MAN, I hope they catch these people and put their mugs on the front page of the newspaper.
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tabatha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-10 12:47 AM
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19. Remember, GW used to blow up helpless critters.
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MrSlayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-14-10 02:07 AM
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21. In what way is this funny?
I've done a lot of sick shit in my life but I just fail to see why torturing an animal is fun in any way. How the hell do you even get the can on the bird to begin with? I suppose you would trick it into putting it on itself. People are assholes.
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