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Developer Taylor Morrison's new project Vista Del Mar located off Blackrail and Aviara Parkway has plans to remove a grove of date palms that are very old and provide one of the only as well as the largest areas for animals that live in the canyon to find refuge.
For years nearby residents have witnessed many species of owls in the canyon as well as Cooper Hawks and other animals that have not been mentioned in the environmental report conducted by Dudek for Taylor Morrison.
We feel that the report is incomplete and inadequate.
We are asking the City of Carlsbad, Taylor Morrison and Dudek to further investigate the impacts on wildlife before disturbing the date palm grove.
Over the last decade there have been a growing number of circumstances in which both bird watchers and bird photographers have been using mice purchased at pet stores in order to lure (or "bait") raptors (also known as birds of prey) closer to them for the purpose of either photography or observation.
The sole reason I am doing this is to protect the birds. My goal isn't to pit photographers against birders, as I belong to both groups. Some may argue that I should back up the petition with statistics, but here's the rub - there aren't any because nobody, ever, has ever baited birds to see just how many will be killed in circumstances surrounding baiting. My stipulation here isn't that the mice used to bait the birds kill the birds when they injest them; my stipulation is that the act of baiting isn't beneficial to raptors.
This petition is being created in hopes of adding a new law to the already existing Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act (FWCA) of Ontario, 1997.