What is this Sanctuary?
We have decided that it is necessary to take care of more than our share of 2,000 birds we currently raise. We have seen the effects of organizations going into the cities and killing thousands of innocent feral pigeons. This is done by pest control companies poisoning grain that is later fed to the birds. We want those people and the general public to know that there are more effective, socially acceptable ways to control pigeon populations. Though pigeons may be considered a nuisance in the city, they still have a right to live side by side with man as they have throughout time.
I have seen the effects of cruel and inhumane poison control on these innocent birds in various cities, and it is not nice. The birds eat the poisoned feed and, in a day or two, they begin to die slowly as the poison takes control of their nervous systems.
In one city, a large event was scheduled and the officials were concerned about the pigeon problem on the roofs. Well, what they thought would be effective only caused more disaster and embarrassment to the officials. They called a pest control company several days before to simply "Get rid of the birds," and paid quite a bit of money to do this. The pest control company baited the feed with poison, and the birds ate the poisoned feed. On the day of the event, birds suddenly began to fall on the crowds of people! Little children saw these birds going through convulsions and parents had to explain the cruelty of human ignorance. An article about this event is on the Internet, and you can Google it. Its a sad story that begs for more effective ways to control bird populations.
Effective control is not to "Just kill the birds with poison and they'll go away." In foreign countries, this has proven not to work. Well, if it doesn't work, why keep doing it? This just doesn't make sense. People keep doing the same things over and over simply because they don't know how to do it differently. Albert Einstein once stated that "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting to get different results." Well, what I am about to propose will work with the financial support of animal lovers around the country.
I have taken on the great responsibility to provide a means of safety for tens of thousands of birds across the country. My proposal is to establish a facility, far out in the country, that will allow us to build "THE DOVE HOUSE SANCTUARY." This dove house would treat and care for injured birds, receive lost birds from all over the country whose owners don't want to pay for the return of their birds, as well as to provide a safe haven for birds to fly freely without the worries of being killed by poisoned feed placed by pest control companies.
There is just as much potential profit in capturing birds humanely as there is to pay someone to poison birds inhumanely. So why not take the higher ethical road and pay for the humane way?
This large task will require financial assistance to back it. We would like this project to be funded 100% by donations from individuals who believe that there are more humane ways to control pigeon populations in the city, and that poisoning is not the way to accomplish this ethically. These donations will be deposited into "The Dove House Sanctuary" Trust fund where they will not be touched until it is time to construct the facility and future home of birds from around the country.
How will this work?
We plan to create jobs in some of the larger cities that will pay people to catch the feral pigeons in areas of the city where they are considered a nuisance. This will be done by working with city officials and individuals willing to pay for our staff to trap the birds in the most human methods possible. These birds will be sent to "The Dove House Sanctuary" where they will live in harmony with each other and be allowed the right to live.
I believe we can do this, and that we can show the public how to solve problems with birds. How a society treats its animals is a good indication of what that society will become as a whole.
Many generous people in the world have money, but don't know where to donate it. Well, if you're a big animal or bird lover like myself, this is a great place to help the birds out, and we need your support.
"The Dove House Sanctuary" will be fully functional as soon as we can raise enough donated funds to build the facility. Each member who donates $500.00 or more will receive a plaque with his or her name and contribution on it. Members will be able to visit the facility and see the peace and harmony of the sanctuary. We will provide an educational tour where schools can take field trips to the facility, where we will increase public interest in the sanctity of birds, and where we will create interest in the Racing Pigeon Sport. The funds will be used entirely to pay for the facility expenses, the minimal staff we will have, shipments to receive lost birds from various parts of the country, and pay for the feed expenses of thousands of birds.
We hope that contributions to this fund by generous individuals around the globe can help eliminate the unnecessary killing of birds. While we will be solving a problem in the cities by reducing the numbers of nuisance birds and controlling the populations, we also will help the public enjoy the beautiful sights of doves at the sanctuary. This sanctuary will be something contributors can be proud of for years to come.
Your support on this project is greatly appreciated!
NOTE: We will be applying for 501(c)3 status in order to register The Dove House Sanctuary as a charitable, non-profit organization. Donations to 501(c)3 organizations are tax-deductible to the extent that the law allows.