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Urge Maryland Department of Natural Resources Not to Kill Swans ! TAKE ACTION !

Animals  (tags: animals, birds, mute swans, environment, habitat, protection, wildlife, wildanimals, killing )

- 3636 days ago -
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is reportedly accusing mute swans living in the Chesapeake Bay of destroying underwater vegetation. The Maryland DNR has therefore allegedly decided to kill these birds. However, mute swans have little


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Rhonda Maness (580)
Saturday May 9, 2009, 1:15 pm
signed, Thank you Cher1

Tierney G (381)
Saturday May 9, 2009, 1:22 pm
Signed and noted Thanks Cher

Joycey B (750)
Saturday May 9, 2009, 2:08 pm
Action taken. Thanks Cher.

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Barb Knight (1685)
Saturday May 9, 2009, 2:09 pm
Noted and gladly signed with a few added comments. Thnx Cher!

Kathy W (299)
Saturday May 9, 2009, 2:47 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks Cher.

Annie Cowling (116)
Saturday May 9, 2009, 2:48 pm

Pamela Mendoza (126)
Saturday May 9, 2009, 3:24 pm
That is so lame. I just found out of the news that Orlando, Florida is killing 200 ducks Monday because the people say they are ruining their homes. Can they not all co-exist if they try hard enough? There are things that people can do to keep the vegataion on the bottom also. I am signing. Thanks Cher.

Leigh B (211)
Saturday May 9, 2009, 4:33 pm
Thank you for supporting us on this issue. Please consider inviting your friends to support us as well.

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•John R. Griffin, thanks Cher

Mandi T (367)
Saturday May 9, 2009, 8:54 pm
signed thx Cher:-)

Cher C (1426)
Saturday May 9, 2009, 8:56 pm

Thnx everyone!!!


Ari Kolman (63)
Saturday May 9, 2009, 11:15 pm
Definitions of mute on the Web: a deaf person who is unable to speak, expressed without speech; "a mute appeal"; "a silent curse"; "best grief is tongueless"- Emily Dickinson; "the words stopped at her lips unsounded ... muffle: deaden (a sound or noise), instrument dumb: unable to speak because of hereditary deafness.. IT LOOKS LIKE DNR IS MUTE, NOT THE SWANS… Don’t they know anything about anything?

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 10, 2009, 12:57 am
The Maryland Department of Natural Resources must stop killing swans!

Suzanna van der Voort (271)
Sunday May 10, 2009, 4:36 am
Again a weak excuse for the murdering of these beautiful, innocent birds.

"...mute swans have little effect on the loss of aquatic vegetation in the bay compared to the devastation caused by boats and the pollutants dumped by factory farms and sewage treatment plants."

What a disgusting attitude!
Noted and signed with thanks Cher

Kari D (192)
Sunday May 10, 2009, 2:29 pm
noted & signed

Past Member (0)
Monday May 11, 2009, 1:15 am
People destroy more vegetation than they do... maybe we need to be killed ?
Murdering beautifull animals for some missing plants... this is indeed insane !
Noted and signed with thanks Cher.

Still E. (0)
Wednesday May 13, 2009, 3:52 pm
Good news! Check out the opinion piece in the Baltimore Sun, “Speaking up for the bay's mute swans” from May 12th! (,0,3056290.story)

There’s already an angry response from the swan killing side. You can send your own letter to

Cher C (1426)
Wednesday May 13, 2009, 3:53 pm

Thnx Still!!!


Valerie H (133)
Monday June 1, 2009, 4:38 pm
Thank you, previously signed...

Still E. (0)
Wednesday June 3, 2009, 7:04 am
More good news! Montel Williams wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post, "Swan Song for the Fall Guy" on May 31 (

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