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Old 04-09-2013, 03:09 AM
 
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I'm totally OK with legal and ethical hunting but I have to say I'm rooting for the deer in these videos.
They have a right to defend themselves.
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Old 04-19-2013, 12:10 PM
 
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If you have them taken away live, they drown them in NYC and LI. It's currently legal to kill them inhumanely. They carry various diseases, but the worst is B. procyonis, a worm egg that can live in the ground you walk on for up to ten years, and it is easily accidentally consumed by children playing on a sandy playground or generally having fun outside in the dirt. Even rehabilitators and caretakers of raccoons are instructed to clean the cages with blowtorches before another 'coon can share the cage.

But the first step is to have your pets vaccinated for rabies. The next is to ensure that pet isn't allowed to interact with any wildlife, like keeping the pet indoors while you make sure there are no raccoons in the yard.

People I know had 'coons destroying their attics or threaten them on their balconies. The town did nothing. Pest controllers wanted huge amounts of cash to even do an assessment, and in the end, they suggest if you want it done for cheap, trap it yourself and throw the animal in a garbage can full of water. You heard me right. They encourage you to torture-kill an animal with higher intelligence than your dog. So yes, if you have the animal humanely taken away, it's going into the water tank for a swim. Tax dollars well spent.
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Old 04-19-2013, 01:14 PM
 
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If you have them taken away live, they drown them in NYC and LI. It's currently legal to kill them inhumanely. They carry various diseases, but the worst is B. procyonis, a worm egg that can live in the ground you walk on for up to ten years, and it is easily accidentally consumed by children playing on a sandy playground or generally having fun outside in the dirt. Even rehabilitators and caretakers of raccoons are instructed to clean the cages with blowtorches before another 'coon can share the cage.

But the first step is to have your pets vaccinated for rabies. The next is to ensure that pet isn't allowed to interact with any wildlife, like keeping the pet indoors while you make sure there are no raccoons in the yard.

People I know had 'coons destroying their attics or threaten them on their balconies. The town did nothing. Pest controllers wanted huge amounts of cash to even do an assessment, and in the end, they suggest if you want it done for cheap, trap it yourself and throw the animal in a garbage can full of water. You heard me right. They encourage you to torture-kill an animal with higher intelligence than your dog. So yes, if you have the animal humanely taken away, it's going into the water tank for a swim. Tax dollars well spent.
That is disgusting and to think we are supposed to be the more intellegent of the animal world .
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Old 04-21-2013, 07:53 AM
 
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If you have them taken away live, they drown them in NYC and LI. It's currently legal to kill them inhumanely. They carry various diseases, but the worst is B. procyonis, a worm egg that can live in the ground you walk on for up to ten years, and it is easily accidentally consumed by children playing on a sandy playground or generally having fun outside in the dirt. Even rehabilitators and caretakers of raccoons are instructed to clean the cages with blowtorches before another 'coon can share the cage.

But the first step is to have your pets vaccinated for rabies. The next is to ensure that pet isn't allowed to interact with any wildlife, like keeping the pet indoors while you make sure there are no raccoons in the yard.
I thought I'd list a couple of links regarding the disease mentioned to inform folks:
CDC - Baylisascaris
Raccoon Roundworm Eggs near Homes and Risk for Larva Migrans Disease, California Communities - Vol. 9 No. 12 - December 2003 - Emerging Infectious Disease journal - CDC
PREVALENCE OF BAYLISASCARIS PROCYONIS IN RACCOONS (PROCYON LOTOR) IN PORTLAND, OREGON, USA
Baylisascaris procyonis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:33 AM
 
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If you have them taken away live, they drown them in NYC and LI. It's currently legal to kill them inhumanely. They carry various diseases, but the worst is B. procyonis, a worm egg that can live in the ground you walk on for up to ten years, and it is easily accidentally consumed by children playing on a sandy playground or generally having fun outside in the dirt. Even rehabilitators and caretakers of raccoons are instructed to clean the cages with blowtorches before another 'coon can share the cage.

But the first step is to have your pets vaccinated for rabies. The next is to ensure that pet isn't allowed to interact with any wildlife, like keeping the pet indoors while you make sure there are no raccoons in the yard.

People I know had 'coons destroying their attics or threaten them on their balconies. The town did nothing. Pest controllers wanted huge amounts of cash to even do an assessment, and in the end, they suggest if you want it done for cheap, trap it yourself and throw the animal in a garbage can full of water. You heard me right. They encourage you to torture-kill an animal with higher intelligence than your dog. So yes, if you have the animal humanely taken away, it's going into the water tank for a swim. Tax dollars well spent.
I have hand raised and bottle fed many orphaned raccoons over the years, along with 3 kids. Never had any problems. They had the run of the house at times and played with my cats and dogs, not to mention an injured rooster that was healing up. I really think that alot of this info on diseases and such are blown out of proportion. I have them in my yard every night now and they have caused no problems except for the skirmishes they get into and you would think someone was skinning them alive. Rabies is not a problem on LI and if you see a sick raccoon, chances are it has distemper. Still, rabies vaccine for your pets is important and state law.

The DEC (destroy every creature) does have horribly cruel guidelines for destroying them. I have little use for the DEC on LI. Those contracted "nuisance" removers will tell you they will release them elsewhere but they are mandated to destroy them. If you have them in your yard, remove the food source. They will go elsewhere. Simple.
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