Humans are changing the behavior of wildlife...
Look at the American Crow for example. When crows flock together it’s called a “Murder of Crows.” I have one of these Murder of Crows by my house in the city. Every evening around dusk every single crow in the city comes together in a “Murder Of Crows” to roost by my house. What’s interesting is that American Crows have changed their behavior because of being persecuted by farmers. Farmers wanted them gone, and even resorted to throwing sticks of dynamite into their roosts while they slept. That’s why overtime crows have moved their roosts from the countryside into the city.
Did you know that crows are one of the animals targeted in wildlife killing contests? And there’s no scientific evidence to justify killing a whole “Murder of Crows” or any other animal. It’s just plain killing for sport, for a prize! You can help stop a ruthlessly competitive culture of wildlife killing contests, that are deeply entrenched in our rural communities. Work with your city municipality, county boards, and state governments to end wildlife killing contests. #endwildlifekillingcontests
painting of “A Murder of Crows” by Roy Lowry
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