Monk parakeets' fate in judge's hands

Monk parakeets' fate in judge's hands

There are 62 comments on the Connecticut Post story from May 24, 2008, titled Monk parakeets' fate in judge's hands. In it, Connecticut Post reports that:

Animal lovers call them a colorful part of the urban ecology, but the United Illuminating Co.

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AVA

Gaffney, SC

#1 May 25, 2008
I hope the Birds win. If not tell them to move to SC ..it is warmer and the climate is friendlier.
Stratford

Orange, CT

#2 May 25, 2008
Please leave the poor birds alone. Insted of wasting time and money on the birds why does UI find ways to cut down on their bills insted. This will benefit everyone. I love seeing the birds around.
stop it now

South Windsor, CT

#3 May 25, 2008
screw the UI..they're not good neighbors and their always strong arming the state to bang consumers for more money...now you'll be footing the bill for their new powerline...LEAVE THE BIRDS ALONE....
the man

Wayne, NJ

#5 May 25, 2008
go back to retard school. you obviously failed spelling, and any type of sentence structuring.
Steve

Piscataway, NJ

#6 May 25, 2008
I'm still waiting to hear from PETA when I called when UI wanted to start killing them. It took a call from our state legislator to stop the killing. I guess PETA wanted a bigger "donation".....
thunder1109

La Mesa, CA

#10 May 25, 2008
The utility really should consider birth control for the parrots -- works great in pigeons and geese.
Safety First

New Rochelle, NY

#11 May 25, 2008
I think the UI is right here, they shouldnt destroy them, but they have to keep the nests under contol. I think the people getting up in arms about these birds should channel thier energy in helping the homeless or some just cause!
CBB

Wayne, NJ

#14 May 25, 2008
I can't believe our tax dollars are being wasted on dirty filthy birds who don't belong in this part of the world to begin with. They are here totally by accident! If you know the story! When are we going to stop wasting the time and money on frivolous lawsuits and start worrying about things that matter. People losing their homes, fuel costs, wars, hunger...etc,ect,ect.

Since: Apr 08

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#17 May 25, 2008
I'm not for killing the birds, but if no other viable solution can be found, I suggest the friends of the birds sign a contract where they will reimburse the power company for any power outages, or pay the cost to bury the power lines.

Since: Apr 08

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#18 May 25, 2008
Or maybe try to introduce Hawks or some other predator, maybe eagles. Maybe they can even find some sort of ultrasonic device that the birds don't like and use that to scare them away. People amaze me, always looking to save all these animals at the cost of millions of dollars in increased energy bills which they then complain about, as if the power companies should ask their employees to work for free.
The Other Side of It

Sandy Hook, CT

#19 May 25, 2008
It would be ethically and morally irresponsible to destroy wildlife like that. A peaceful resolution must be found. As a society, what lesson would we be imparting to our children by killing off wildlife like that?
The Other Side of It

Sandy Hook, CT

#20 May 25, 2008
Species move around the world in curious ways. Some accident, perhaps, brings them to a foreign shore where they find they like it. You cannot blame Mother Nature for trying to survive. These birds must be allowed to stay; a peaceful resolution must be found.
Mark

Hartford, CT

#21 May 25, 2008
The Other Side of It wrote:
Species move around the world in curious ways. Some accident, perhaps, brings them to a foreign shore where they find they like it. You cannot blame Mother Nature for trying to survive. These birds must be allowed to stay; a peaceful resolution must be found.
Why "must" they be allowed to stay? They are not native to the country let alone the state. Fine one case in the past 100 years where introducing a new species to a non native area has had a positive outcome. And "they're pretty to look at" is not a valid response.
anonymous

Madison, CT

#25 May 25, 2008
Did you ever wonder why the word "kind" is in the word "mankind?" Who the heck does the UI think they are wanting to kill these creatures? WITH ALL THE MONEY THE UI EXECUTIVES MAKE AND GET FROM BONUSES ALONE, THEY SHOULD PITCH THEIR MONEY IN AND PAY FOR A HUMANE WAY TO FIX THE ISSUE. GREEDY SOB'S.
Lieutenant D

Chandler, AZ

#26 May 25, 2008
Perhaps Senator Obama, the presumptive Democratic candidate for president, could sit down with the parrots and work towards a meaningful change.
Gooden

Bridgeport, CT

#27 May 25, 2008
There is war on soldiers and Marines are dying,there is no end in sight.

Gas and everything else is going up,people are loosing their homes.

Why are we so concerned about birds??????????
Stratfordite

AOL

#30 May 26, 2008
I hate those things! Yes,they are driving out our local birds,and yes, they are filthy and disgusting little green torpedoes. Just go over to Mt Grove cemetery in Bpt and take a gander at the size of those nasty huge nests. If one ever fell on you that would be the end-of you,not the birds. Those birds are a health hazzard,and who wants to lose power because of them? I hope each and every one is gassed! Your Honor, please rule in favor of other birds and humans!
Ord

Albuquerque, NM

#31 May 26, 2008
The parakeets aren't even a native species of Connecticut, and they're intruding on the habitats of native Connecticut birds while threatening the safety and reliability of the power distribution grid. I say eradicate thee parakeets.
curious

United States

#32 May 26, 2008
[QUOTE who=Little"]Black Rock Phil BS"]The problem is that they are an invasive species, They don't belong here and they are driving out native bird species. Patricia Ferrell is an ignorant nut![/QUOTE]
Funny you should refer to the beautiful, intelligent Monk Parrot as an invasive species...how do you think you and your family ended up in America???
As far as Patricia Ferrell...she stands strong for all abused animals and she will fight in court as long as it takes. Your referral to Patricia as being an "ignorant nut" better suits you!
curious

United States

#33 May 26, 2008
Mark wrote:
<quoted text>
Why "must" they be allowed to stay? They are not native to the country let alone the state. Fine one case in the past 100 years where introducing a new species to a non native area has had a positive outcome. And "they're pretty to look at" is not a valid response.
Generations ago, your family came to the United States. At that time, your family was not native to the country or this corrupt state.

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