First of all, Alliance for Animals would like to thank People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) for noticing what is going on in Madison. As you know the Alliance broke the story, which is why local groups are so important in our community. Thank you to all of the AFA supporters who shared the information especially to the person who alerted us to the traps.
Now the important story:
As you have seen reported lately, the city of Madison has removed beaver traps in Warner Park. This doesn’t mean that they won’t appear later.
It is important for the City to hear that placing beaver traps at Warner Park was not cool. Choosing a lethal method first should not be the City’s approach. There are other ways of controlling the beavers. Beavers, Wetlands and Wildlife lists examples of how to solve the so called problem without resorting to killing the beavers.
Wetlands & Wildlife (BWW) suggests first identifying the specific problem, and then using environmentally sound, cost-effective methods for lasting solutions. Being proactive is best, but often people create a beaver management plan when it is needed. More and more, individuals, communities, agencies and others are opting to save money, lives and the environment with win-win solutions.
The Board of Park Commissioners has a meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 5 at 6:30 PM. Beaver trapping at Warner Park is not on the agenda, but there is a time period reserved at the beginning of the meeting to allow public comment on items not on the agenda. Anyone who is able to attend this meeting will be allowed 3 minutes to raise this issue and say something about it although the Board will not take any questions or discuss/address the issue.
Please let your voice be heard. Don’t be late. Comments are taken at the beginning of the meeting.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Olbrich Botanical Gardens
3330 Atwood Avenue, Madison