URGENT: Speak Out Against the Roundup of Maitland’s Ducks

Lake Lily Park in Maitland, Florida, is a popular attraction for tourists and residents alike, in large part because of the abundance of wildlife who call it home. However, whistleblowers report that city officials have hatched an insidious plan to have the Muscovy duck population drugged, rounded up, and hauled away to fates unknown. It has even been claimed that these birds will become captive egg layers at a farm! PETA immediately contacted decisionmakers, apprising them of the cruelty of such removal initiatives as well as their futility—since remaining animals will be prompted to breed at accelerated rates and newcomers will inevitably arrive for the still-available resources—but our letters and phone calls have gone unanswered. According to our sources, the cruelty is in full effect, so your voice is needed, too!

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Please politely urge Maitland officials to leave these animals alone. If reducing their numbers is insisted upon, humane control measures, which are effective and long-lasting for all waterfowl, should be employed. Then click here and show your support for Lake Lily’s Muscovy ducks!

Mr. A Dale Mcdonald
Mayor of Maitland
[email protected]

Sharon Anselmo
Maitland City Manager
[email protected]

Kimberley Tracy
Director
Maitland Public Works
[email protected]

Maitland City Council
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