Recently, two emails have been making the rounds of inboxes of conservationists. It is our belief that conservaation is everyone’s fight. Please read both emails posted below and be angered. We need everybody’s support to make a difference.
Sent: Friday, December 07, 2007 2:40 PM
Subject: Fw: REVOLTING LOCAL BIRD MASSACRE WEBSITE!!!
Dear Friends of the Environment!
My name is Josef and I am an avid lover of the environment. In the
past years I have been engaged in bird conservation work with our
local NFEFI (Negros Forest Ecological Foundation)and have spent a lot
of time, resources and effort in trying to provide a safe and healthy
environment for birds and other animals.
Consequently I had the shock of my life whilst browsing Google for
bird information yesterday. An innocuous looking link popped up in
the search results and it took a while for the header to sink in :
“The Bacolod Air Rifle Hunting Club”. My curiosity being piqued I
decided to click the link and do some exploratory browsing with a bit
of a heavy feeling in my stomach, but nothing could have prepared me
for the Quarry (are birds rocks???) and Photos section of this
ghastly website. It was like being stabbed through the heart, hundreds
of hundreds of massacred doves of all kinds, mallards. whistling ducks
and snipes. It was unbelievable seeing all this. One man in the
pictures you will see has more dead ducks around his neck than i have
ever seen in the wild. This is a screaming injustice and DECIDEDLY
ILLEGAL. I am very intent on getting the media and the public to focus
on this issue as these “hunters” have apparently been doing this for
quite some time and in the process been reducing the already dwindling
wild populations of these beautiful endemic birds to alarming
proportions. The two of us alone cannot achieve much but if we all
work together perhaps we may be able to create enough attention to
shame these murderers into stopping this wholesale massacre and bring
the responsible felons to justice.
I would like to request of you to save the webpage before it gets shut
down and spread the link and this email to the press and any friends
who you may have who could help make this outrageous “clubs”
activities public. The resulting stir may be enough to force our
government into action and bring these criminals to justice.
Your help or advice in any form would be very much appreciated!
Josef M. Sagemuller
kindly also browse the guestbook for some interesting remarks..as you
can see the repercussions of this site are GLOBAL.
—– Forwarded Message —-
From: josef <email@example.com>
To: firstname.lastname@example.org; macrina lovina <email@example.com>; firstname.lastname@example.org; Hospoda.Pavel@seznam.cz; email@example.com; eugene jamerlan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, December 8, 2007 4:05:11 PM
Subject: PLEASE SIGN MY PETITION FOR THE PHILIPPINE MEDIA TO COVER THE BIRD MASSACRE!
Dear Friends of the Environment!
I have created a petition page with a target of 10,000 signatures which I intend to send to every Philippine Newspaper requesting they cover the shocking activities of this Bacolod Airhunting group so that the Philippine Government be forced to take action on this group and other similar groups proliferating around the Philippines!
Your signature is very much appreciated because we can all make a difference!