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Letter from Reader

 Reaction to Baling Twine in Osprey Nests

 

August 2011 issue

  

      Your publication is lovely, but it was with great sadness I forced myself to read your Staff Writer, Dorinda Troutman’s account about Baling Twine and the fatal consequences to Osprey (RMR May 2011). 

 

Reaction to Baling Twine in Osprey Nests

Photo: Osprey nest constructed mostly of baling twine — spotted by RMR photographer Rick Landry in Victor , ID

 

      Largely due to Othello’s Sandhill Crane Festival, I have a greater appreciation of birds in general and in this area. is there anything that can be done to prevent the inadvertent killing of the osprey by the use of the baling twine? That photograph taken by Jana Thompdon of the dangling Osprey — apparently starved to death — is too tragic… so needless. Seeing the entwisted twine, it is evident, too, that we Human Beings are The Culprit in that fowl’s slow awful death and that we must intervene to keep future Osprey from meeting The same inhumane (tho’ created by humans), Horrible Fate.

      Human Beings can certainly cause fellow creatures much needless misery and death. The plastic used to keep six -packs of canned soda or beer together needs also to be cut up and safely disposed of as it can catch fish and wreak havoc. Why isn’t anti-freeze made so it isn’t sweet, prone to be injested by our four-legged friends? I could go on.

      Thank you for your enlightening publication.

 

Sincerely, Janet Miya,

a fellow horse lover, Othello , WA

 

 

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