Urge Las Vegas Senior Residence to End Pigeon Trapping!

Lake Tonopah Senior Apartments, a senior residential community in Las Vegas, has reportedly once again hired a contractor to deploy traps and remove pigeons who are simply trying to eke out an existence in the area. Multiple birds have reportedly languished inside traps for many hours in the searing heat of Nevada, where temperatures currently reach well over 100 degrees daily. In addition to tearing wild families apart and leaving orphaned young to starve, such initiatives are traumatic for trapped animals, who experience immense panic and can succumb very quickly to exposure, stress, dehydration, or injuries sustained in frantic attempts to escape.

And as evidenced by reported similar past trapping initiatives at this location, removing wildlife actually backfires because the resultant spike in the food supply accelerates breeding among survivors, while the inevitable newcomers arrive for the still-available resources, with the result that populations then increase. PETA contacted representatives of the apartment facility and its property management company, but it was to no avail. Now it’s your turn to speak up!

Please take a moment to send a quick note to the community manager of Lake Tonopah Senior Apartments and its management company, UV Residential, LLC, and politely urge them to halt the trapping and commit to using humane deterrents:

Cindy Kta
Community Manager
Lake Tonopah Senior Apartments
2151 Citrus Hills Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89106
[email protected]

Eddie Yarmer
Vice President of Operations
UV Residential, LLC
1550 Wewatta St.
Denver, CO 80202
[email protected]

Personalized messages carry the most weight, but feel free to use our sample letter as a guide:

I was appalled to learn that Lake Tonopah Senior Apartments has reportedly once again hired a contractor to trap and remove pigeons who are simply trying to eke out an existence in the area. In addition to tearing wild families apart and leaving orphaned young to starve, such initiatives are traumatic for trapped animals, who experience immense panic and can succumb very quickly to exposure, stress, dehydration, or injuries sustained in frantic attempts to escape. Furthermore, as evidenced by reported similar past trapping efforts at this location, removing wildlife actually backfires because the resultant spike in the food supply accelerates breeding among survivors, while the inevitable newcomers arrive for the still-available resources, with the result that populations then increase. Please ditch the cruel and futile trapping initiative and commit to using tried-and-true humane wildlife deterrents!

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