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Big Stink Over Plans to Kill Skunks in Windsor | Care2 Causes

Big Stink Over Plans to Kill Skunks in Windsor | Care2 Causes

Officials in Windsor, Ontario are feeling the backlash from animal advocates over the city’s new plan to control “nuisance” skunks. Last week the city announced it will be allocating $80,000 towards a skunk removal program that entails trapping and killing most, if not all, of them, instead of releasing them elsewhere. City administrators voted in support of the plan, which was introduced by Ward 3 Councillor Fulvio Valentinis, in an effort to address residents who have been complaining. However, opponents of the measure are speaking out on behalf of skunks, including dozens of emails sent to officials through an alert set up by PETA objecting to the plan, claiming that trapping and killing skunks is not an appropriate or humane option for dealing with them. “It’s not going to be effective over the long-term . . . nature will fill the vacuum,” said Melanie Coulter, executi...

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