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Sam's My Baby
02-09-2002, 12:30 PM
Please help me save the muscovy ducks! These ducks are being badly abused and mistreated! please help by visiting this webiste:http://www.geocities.com/RainForest/Wetlands/6132/
Thank you

zippy-kat
02-09-2002, 01:20 PM
HI! Just letting you know I checked the webpage. I've marked it and plan to go back over it as soon as I have a bit more time!

tatsxxx11
02-09-2002, 07:15 PM
Thank you so much for sharing this important info. with us all. I plan to sit down and read it thoroughly this weekend! I had NO idea this beautiful creatures were subjected to such cruelty and abuse! How shameful. :(

Sam's My Baby
02-09-2002, 07:58 PM
Thank you so much for your kindness! I knew I could find wonderful people here that could help these beautiful creatures.

Sam's My Baby
02-12-2002, 03:21 PM
does anyone else care about these ducks?!~

ramanth
02-12-2002, 03:35 PM
I love ducks but I must admit, I've never heard of a Muscovy. Any pics?

I've bookmarked it for later reading. :)

Poor duckies. :(

Phred
02-12-2002, 05:13 PM
Thanks to Google.com (http://www.google.com/), I found a few links to additional information on the Muscovy Duck and it's impact on Florida...
Deltona newspaper article (March, 2001) (http://www.n-jcenter.com/2001/Mar/21/WVOL2.htm).

Univ of Florida Extension Service article. (http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/BODY_UW015)

Biscayne Bay campus sign (with pix) (http://www.cs.fiu.edu/~tho01/idh/sign.duck.html).

Seems as if the Muscovy was not ever native to Florida, and is therefor considered a domestic pest when it is allowed to multiply and begins to frequent suburban yards and waterways.

Many Floridians must look upon the Muscovy in the same way that some New Yorkers view the common Pigeon.

Sam's My Baby
02-13-2002, 03:37 PM
Yes I have some pictures of muscovy ducks. here are the links:

http://agrolink.moa.my/jph/dvs/commodities/images/muscovy.jpg

http://www.wildlife-rescue.org/musc.jpg

http://cyborganic.com/People/feathersite/Poultry/Ducks/Musc/ScobieWithBrood.JPEG

Sam's My Baby
02-13-2002, 03:41 PM
UPDATE: The muscovy protection group is not doing well right now and we REALLY need your help to show the government how much we care about these ducks!!! I also just learned that they capture these ducks and feed them to the allagators at alligator farms! Please, please please help us we are in desprate need of help. For more information on how you can help please email [email protected]

NoahsMommy
02-13-2002, 03:52 PM
It is sad. I wonder if the ducks have any other predator besides humans. Maybe alligators?

I am just wondering if they aren't being killed for sport, but for over population? They do that when the Channel Islands (off the coast of southern CA) are overrun with Goats (?? I think they are goats). Maybe I missed it, are they being killed for fun, to be mean, or for overpopulation? The article that Phred linked to said they were relocated to a farm. I think that with people not feeding them, maybe it'll help the whole situation.

What do you guys think? That is really sad they are capturing them for alligator food. Hey, do they kill alligators in Florida for being a nuisance?

Daisylover
02-14-2002, 12:18 PM
This is disgraceful!!!! I don't always agree with them but has PETA been notified?

ilovehounds
02-18-2002, 07:06 PM
OMG I had no idea this was happening :mad:

I have a soft spot for muscovy ducks. My first duck was a muscovy, he escaped from the sale barn and I found him in my backyard. I loved that little guy. I was just a young kid and I raised him like a dog. I have had many since but none was a special as Mr. D


Im going to read on now

Sam's My Baby
02-18-2002, 07:17 PM
Arent muscovies so beautiful? :) Im glad someone else out there has owned them and loves them. I have a male muscovy and he is so sweet! He is one of those 'people friendly ducks' (I think its cuz I had him since he was a few weeks old) cuz he comes huffing and puffing along as fast as he can whenever he sees me so he can 'play' with me--their version of playing is nipping at ur legs :rolleyes: but I love him to death and wouldnt give him up for anything. We are trying real hard to save these ducks but we need people to send in letters saying how much they care about these ducks, then we can show them to the government so they can make a law that protects them.