Take Action to Protect Minnesota's Sandhill Cranes from "Approved" Hunters

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Originally Posted: 3 Sep 2010

Take Action to Protect Minnesota's Sandhill Cranes from "Approved" Hunters

FROM Friends of Animals (FOA)

Tell Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to take action to stop condoning the hunting of Sandhill Cranes.

CONTACT

Sign an online petition

And/Or make direct contact:

Bill Penning
Farmland Wildlife Program Leader at Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
phone (651) 259-5230

Mark Holsten
Commissioner
phone (651) 259-5555
email

Tim Pawlenty, Governor
phone (651) 296-3391
email

StarTribune.com “Outdoors” reporter Doug Smith
phone (612) 673-7667
email

INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

Friends of Animals calls on Minnesotans and all bird advocates to defend birds

Who’d want to be an animal around us? Horses chased down with helicopters. Geese gassed in New York. And now it’s a sandhill crane hunting season in Minnesota, scheduled for the 4th of September through October 10th.

Who are these scary animals on whom the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is turning hunters loose? Tall, graceful beings with sandy feathers and bright red heads. They usually mate for life. They teach their young to dance to acquire the precision and agility required for their mid-continental flights.

But that’s not how Bill Penning of the Department of Natural Resources describes them. Penning says, “I’ve never eaten them, but everyone says they’re delicious.”


Thank you for everything you do for animals!