My garden grey squirrel, Attila needs your help! Our friends @that_squirrel_lilith
look after the grey squirrels in a city park. Like many other wonderful rescues who care for sick, injured and orphaned animals, under new legislation, they could be heavily fined or even imprisoned for caring for grey squirrels! This is because the squirrels have been designated as an Invasive Alien species, (which we humans introduced to the UK, of course!) so it will be illegal to release an injured squirrel once it's well, or a hand reared orphan. It's certainly true that greys adapted to our shores with gusto, and this has had some serious implications for our native reds, but, there is already a contraceptive programme which is successfully reducing the grey population, and creating opportunities for the reds to recover.
The actual number of grey squirrels who need care is negligible! For many these charismatic creatures are the only wild animal they see in city parks, and they are much loved by the public. I cannot understand why there is a need to criminalise kind and caring animal lovers and allow animals to suffer unnecessarily. Please hop over to @that_squirrel_lilith
and sign the petition. Link is in their bio. The petition is open to everyone, worldwide. Thank you!
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