ACTION ALERT * * * ACTION ALERT * * * ACTION ALERT
United Poultry Concerns August 10, 2001
Protest Electronic Duck Decoys
Letters & phone calls are desperately needed by August 23rd
Contact: CA Fish & Game Commission
1416 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814.
Phone: 916-653-4899. Fax: 916-653-5040
Email: General Comments: skoell@dfg.ca.gov
Robert R. Treanor, Executive Director: fgc@dfg.ca.gov
John M. Duffy, Assistant Exective Director: jduffy@dfg.ca.gov

WHY:

Despite opposition even from some hunters, the California Fish & Game Commission wants to use electronic ducks to lure Mallards and other ducks so sport hunters can easily shoot them this fall. The electric devices-marketed as RoboDuk, Perfection Deception, RotoDuck, Widdow Maker, Moto Duck, and Mojo Mallard-are battery-operated fake ducks with twirling wings that entice wild ducks to land and be shot. The decoy is banned In Pennsylvania, and in a recent 6 to 2 vote, the Washington State Fish & Wildlife Commission banned their use. Many duck hunters oppose the electronic duck, as there is not even a pretense of "sport" in the use of this guaranteed duck slaughter gadget.

Please note that the CA Waterfowl Association reports that Mallards and other waterfowl in the state show serious population decline. For example, breeding populations of Mallards reportedly fell 17% in the past year. It is URGENT that you contact the CA Fish & Game Commission and DEMAND A BAN ON THE ELECTRONIC DUCK DECOY. Just think of the cruelty and machosadism of the "WIDDOW MAKER."

For more information and updates contact Eric Mills, Action for Animals, 510-652-5603.

Thank you. United Poultry Concerns. August 10, 2001

United Poultry Concerns, Inc.
PO Box 150
Machipongo, VA 23405-0150
757-678-7875
FAX: 757-678-5070
www.upc-online.org

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