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Stop California Fish and Game From Taking My Raven! - And........ACTION!!!

Animals  (tags: Debby Porter, wild bird rescuer, protection, suffering, animalwelfare, wild bird sanctuary, permit, convescated, killed, handicapped, birds, California Fish and Game, Edgar, raven, animalcruelty, environment )

- 2292 days ago -
Three months ago US Fish and Wildlife came and seized injured, blind and unflighted birds from my house without any warning because these birds, which are not endangered, are protected under the Migratory Bird Act. I have rescued ravens and crows for 8...


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Barb K (1687)
Monday December 10, 2012, 5:31 pm

Barb K (1687)
Monday December 10, 2012, 5:33 pm
THANK YOU for sending me this Tamara!!!!!!!!! I HOPE it helps!!!!

Debby Porter (44)
Monday December 10, 2012, 5:50 pm
Thank you, BarbCat and Tamara for caring and sharing! Love, Edgar and Debby

Michael Carney (217)
Monday December 10, 2012, 6:37 pm
Noted, and signed...I hope things work out for Debbie, and Edgar can stay with her...

Debby Porter (44)
Monday December 10, 2012, 6:38 pm
Thank you, Michael Carney.

Eternal Gardener (734)
Monday December 10, 2012, 6:38 pm
Signed immediately! Thanks Barbcat!
Very good luck to you and your beautiful raven, Debbie!

Debby Porter (44)
Monday December 10, 2012, 6:40 pm
Thank you, Eternal Gardner! Edgar and Debby ~

Roseann d (178)
Monday December 10, 2012, 6:40 pm
But if you have a tiger in a cage at a truckstop for over a decade, then, you're problem!

Debby Porter (44)
Monday December 10, 2012, 6:44 pm
Thank you for your support, Roseann D. Edgar and me ~

Alison A (244)
Monday December 10, 2012, 6:47 pm
Signed and noted, thanks Barb.

Sheryl G (359)
Monday December 10, 2012, 6:56 pm
Do you not have anything better to do Fish and Game Dept.? We seem to pick and choose what or who to protect. What about the BLM that kills all those beautiful horses? This woman helped the birds and you went and killed them. I do not at all understand the ways of people who save birds to kill them.

Rock H (254)
Monday December 10, 2012, 7:02 pm
Signed and noted. Thanks for caring and sharing this BarbCat and Tamara!

Past Member (0)
Monday December 10, 2012, 7:28 pm
Noted,signed and shared--ty

Debby Porter (44)
Monday December 10, 2012, 8:36 pm
Thank you and love to Alison A., Dandelion G., Rock H. And Dianne Lynn Elko :) Debby and Edgar ~

Gysele van Santen (213)
Monday December 10, 2012, 9:01 pm
signed. i sincerely hope our signatures will have favorable results for you, Debby; i would love to know what happens, please.

Debby Porter (44)
Monday December 10, 2012, 9:25 pm
Gysele van Santen, I will keep you posted. Thank you from Edgar and Debby ~

irene davis (74)
Monday December 10, 2012, 10:18 pm
signatures: 1,608.

Debby Porter (44)
Monday December 10, 2012, 10:24 pm
Thank you, Renee Davis :)

Barbara W (342)
Monday December 10, 2012, 11:15 pm
Signed and shared. Will make a call tomorrow..

Gitte Loeyche (46)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 1:17 am
Signed and shared. Hope that Debby keeps her raven.

Debbie Crowe (87)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 1:22 am
I went to the California Fish and Game Facebook page and wrote for Debby, and then I sent an e-mail to the director telling him to give her the permit. This is what I wrote:

If Debby Porter is caring for these birds with her own money, and has an outdoor aviary, why is she not allowed to keep them? Why euthanize the birds when someone is taking care of them? That makes NO sense at all.
Please give her the permit !!!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 2:10 am
Signed back in November, thanks Barb.

jaya Sinha (26)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 5:30 am

. (0)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 5:37 am
What a catch 22 situation. Anyone who cares for these birds the way this lady has should be permitted to care for them.

Elizabeth F (134)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 5:38 am
Signed and noted.

Elizabeth O (94)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 5:43 am

Teresa Cowley (274)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 9:13 am
Noted, signed and shared on fb.
I do not understand why they have nothing better to do than sit around and play "god"--deciding who will live and who will die--it's disgusting!
Thanks BarbCat.

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 9:19 am
Noted and signed.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 9:57 am

paula eaton (30)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 10:59 am
Signed. The raven is safe and with a loving family. The government needs to leave this family and raven alone.

Yvonne F (181)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 11:01 am
Signed!!! Thanks Barb for posting and Dianne for forwarding

Barbara K (61)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 11:02 am
S & N, hope it works. Thanks, Sweetie.

Tamara Hayes (185)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 11:59 am
I would like to thank everyone for signing on Debby's behalf. I forwarded her story to as many as possible, twittered, fb and google shared. Sent comment on CA FGD as well. Thanks for posting this as well Barb. I hope between all of us we can ensure that Edgar is able to stay in his loving forever home. I cannot be responsible for my thoughts or actions if they try to take him. GRRRRRRRR!

Debby Porter (44)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 12:01 pm
Thank you, Tamara, and all of you who have been so proactive. It blesses me. Debby

Tamara Hayes (185)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 12:03 pm
Just made my phone call Debby and they now have someone appointed to handle your situation so I am expecting a call back at any time. Will keep you posted. I guess they have had quite a few calls so we are being heard!

Debby Porter (44)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 12:09 pm
Yay! You advocates rock! This makes me very happy that I'm being heard. I couldn't do it without you. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Debby and Edgar ~

Bless you, Tamara.

Pat B (356)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 12:15 pm
Gladly signed.!!! I certainly hope that Debby can keep her beloved pet.!!! Thanks, Barb for this.

Terrie Williams (798)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 12:45 pm
Signed, noted and shared on FB, Good luck!

Elizabeth M (65)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 12:52 pm
Happily noted, signed and commented. Hoping the state will give Debbie a permit so she may have her Raven - Edgar back home with her, where Edgar belongs. The state should be thanking her for the medical care and sanctuary that Debbie has provided for so many birds, and releasing them back into the wild if possible.
Thank you Tamara and Barb for posting this♥

Sheryl G (359)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 1:46 pm
Before we got lawed to death in the past they would of done so Elizabeth. But now we have huge volumns of laws from Federal and State, one can't breathe anymore without breaking some law. Is one of the reasons we have more people in prison than any other Country in the world.

aj E (164)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 2:09 pm

Vicky P (476)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 3:01 pm
signed nov 21, noted

Missy G (24)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 3:43 pm

Eve L (57)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 3:52 pm
I just wrote a polite letter to the email address provided on the petition. I hope they will give her a permit. I think she has proven that she can take care of animals... They should go see the people with no permits that are cruel with animals and that cannot take care of them. I can't believe how ignorant they are.

Maru V (42)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 4:21 pm
Signed and noted. Thank you.

Debby Porter (44)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 5:03 pm
I am awed by the support of all of you. Thank you so much!
Debby and Edgar ~

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 5:06 pm
NOTED and signed!!!!! thnx barb!!!!!!!

Christine Stewart (134)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 5:34 pm

Lisa Zarafonetis (168)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 5:39 pm
Signed & Shared.

jennifer t (41)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 5:56 pm

Pam J. (0)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 5:58 pm
Please help! Sign & spread the word. This bird is better off with Debby. I pray they come to their senses!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 6:06 pm
S & N!

Krystal R (120)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 8:36 pm
where are they being kept at? personally this should not even be a case of a petition. should be a simple case of, lawyer, and get the bird back... grab and go, lie and say the bird died.... case closed... like those bastards do all the time

Debby Porter (44)
Tuesday December 11, 2012, 9:15 pm
Hi Krystal R., I did retain an attorney. All I want is a permit to keep my bird, but neither US Fish and Wildlife, nor CA Fish and Game are responding to his inquiries. DFG told him on the phone they would get back to him in a week, and that was 2weeks ago!

Victoria Pohrebna (279)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 3:03 am
Victoria, You signed on November 22, 2012.

Danuta Watola (1251)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 4:11 am

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 7:42 am
Olivia, You signed on December 12, 2012.
Your signature has been delivered to:
State of California Fish and Game Department, Director Charlton Bonham CDFG Office of the Director 1416 Ninth Street, 12th Floor Sacramento, CA 95814 (916) 653-7667
#1,703, thanks Barb. I think I also signed a petition for this..but can't find it now.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 10:46 am
1,706, TU BarbCat

Past Member (0)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 11:32 am
Already have signed, thanks

Debby Porter (44)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 2:15 pm
Thank you everyone for joining Edgar and me in our cause. An update: the Los Angeles Times is doing an article on Edgar and me. They came out and interviewed me today :) ill let you know when it's published.

Beth M (138)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 5:27 pm
Signed & shared on FB.

Kelleen K (0)
Wednesday December 12, 2012, 9:45 pm
I've signed two petitions so far on Debby and Edgar's would be completely unreasonable to separate these two loving friends, and every second spent attempting to is certainly a waste of government resources.

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 12:07 am
Noted and signed.

Danny M (83)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 9:12 am
Signed. Thank you Barb!

ilja c (48)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 2:51 pm
signed with comment

Debby Porter (44)
Thursday December 13, 2012, 4:15 pm
I called the directors office of CA Fish and Game to voice a concern about them taking away a ladies raven and they told me "A lot of people have been emailing about it, that would probably be better than trying to reach him by phone." :)

THANK YOU everyone who has sent an email regarding me keeping Edgar. You are wonderful, and it IS making a difference. Love Edgar and Debby ~

If you haven't emailed yet, please drop a note even if you copy and paste the following:

Please let Debby Porter keep her raven Edgar. He is her pet. What good would it do to seize or euthanize him?

send it to:

Bless you!

. (0)
Saturday December 22, 2012, 6:53 am
Signed and Noted.

Arild Gone for now (174)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 3:29 am
Signed,TY Barb.

Carol H (229)
Thursday December 27, 2012, 5:47 am
signed and noted, thanks Barb

Chris W (79)
Saturday March 2, 2013, 11:34 am
Chris, You signed on March 2, 2013.
Your signature has been delivered to:
State of California Fish and Game Department, Director Charlton Bonham CDFG Office of the Director 1416 Ninth Street, 12th Floor Sacramento, CA 95814 (916) 653-7667
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