06 Jun '12, 6am

Woman Seeks Help For Rescued Birds, Authorities Shoot Them Instead

Woman Seeks Help For Rescued Birds, Authorities Shoot Them Instead

After a stong storm passed through her town late last month, Cheryl Geyer of Pennsylvania discovered three helpless robin chicks besides a broken nest that had been blown down by the gale. Following her better instincts, Cheryl collected the birds and lovingly fed them a steady diet of worms dug from her backyard while she contacted local wildlife officials to care for them. But shockingly, instead of receiving rescue from authorities, the robin chicks were swiftly executed -- ironically, because they were 'protected'. Like many animal lovers suddenly thrust into the role of wildlife caregiver, Cheryl did the best she could to preserve the fragile lives of the three baby robins she found orphaned in her yard until help arrived. And, after three days, things were looking up for the birds' survival. "You could have never told me I'd be getting up at all hours, smashing up bi...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/woman-seeks-he...

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