||[Oct. 17th, 2006|11:03 pm]
Fur Feathers and Scales: Animal Protection Organiz
Please vote no on Proposal three on the Michigan Ballot which is seeking to legalize dove hunting. |
There’s NO good reason to shoot mourning doves:
Doves are NOT overpopulated.
Doves are shot for target practice, NOT for food.
Doves are NOT harmful to humans, property or crops.
There are already 40 game bird species in Michigan and there’s NO reason to add doves.
It has been Michigan’s tradition to protect mourning doves since 1905, and there’s NO reason to change that now.
Facts on this issue:
My own experience: Doves mate for life. When you kill one you are causing the other one to suffer. My brother killed a dove once and its mate came and sat by it and was extremely relucatant to leave the dead mate even after my brother tried to scare it away. It was the saddest thing I have ever seen.