Are you aware of the recent petition of WildEarth Guardians to list the black-tailed prairie dog as an endangered species? It turns out the Fish and …
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Are you aware of the recent petition of WildEarth Guardians to
list the black-tailed prairie dog as an endangered species? It
turns out the Fish and Wildlife Service agreed that prairie dogs
might need federal protection.
I am bringing this to your attention because our Metro District
and Shea Homes have repeatedly shown themselves to be completely
calloused to the plight of these creatures. Literally thousands of
prairie dogs have been wiped out in cruel ways in our community
even in the past couple of years.
Not only is this inhumane, but it also causes problems for the
animals who rely on them for food. Coyotes and foxes are more
likely now to prey on household pets.
I believe that there are many people in Highlands Ranch who
appreciate the wildlife we have in the area but our views are
I hope that others will join me in requesting that Metro
District and Shea Homes change their policies regarding prairie
— Larissa Langston
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