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Palmia is a wealthy age 55 and over gated community in Mission Viejo, California. Due to recent shifts in wildlife demographics, there are more wild rabbits eating their nicely manicured gardens and lawns. The elderly residents have decided that a reasonable solution is to shoot the wild rabbits down in cold blood so that they can continue to have their pretty gardens and nice landscaping left untouched. If this angers you as much as it does me and other concerned animal lovers, simply “tweet” this petition as your show of support. Rabbits are currently being shot each dawn and dusk while animal lovers work to fight this disgusting example of completely self-centered human behavior. Help make the residents of Palmia and Mission Viejo aware of the amount of negative publicity their community is receiving as a result of this ugly behavior. Please tweet and help us get thousands of people to notice what these home owners are doing to living creatures because of wanting ‘perfect’ lawns. Concerned local animal lovers have offered reasonable advice and solutions regarding ways to avoid attracting the wild rabbits by choosing what one plants in the garden/lawn area, however the residents of Palmia are currently opting for the most violent and inhumane solution available as it is apparently most convenient for them. Show Palmia and Mission Viejo that this cruelty is unacceptable and reflects poorly upon their community.


On August 25th 2010, @MissionViejoCA responded to me via tweet by claiming that Palmia is a ‘private entitiy’ separate from their City. This excuse was also used with local animal rights activists in the Mission Viejo area trying to address this issue. Palmia simply describes itself as being a gated community in Mission Viejo, California. The city of Mission Viejo issued the shooting permit to Palmia to facilitate the killing of the rabbits. It is clear that claiming the Palmia Community is completely serparate from Mission Viejo is not a valid excuse for the city’s inaction. Mission Viejo issued the permit to shoot the animals. Mission Viejo has a responsibility to its city residents and the local wild life to react. Palmia is not an Indian Reservation in the Mission Viejo area where regular laws and procedures do not apply and a separate government exists. It is a gated community in their city and they clearly have the ability to affect change here. Mission Viejo city government has shown no interest in this issue to date and has simply tried to shirk responsibility off of the city. Hold Mission Viejo accountable to go to the Palmia Home Owner’s Association Board and express their disapproval of this cruel treatment of local wildlife. Mission Viejo could easily end the killings by revoking the shooting permit that THEY ISSUED.


Also feel free to email the following Mission Viejo Officials expressing your thoughts about this issue:

Major Patricia Kelly: tkelley@cityofmissionviejo.org
Mayor Pro Tem Dave Leckness: dleckness@cityofmissionviejo.org
Council Member Cathy Schlicht: cschlicht@cityofmissionviejo.org
Council Member Frank Ury: fury@cityofmissionviejo.org
Council Member John Paul Ledesma: jpledesma@cityofmissionviejo.org

MissionViejoCA responded 2010-08-26 00:20:16 UTC.
With attractive neighborhoods and picturesque views of mountains, Lake Mission Viejo and lush landscape, Mission Viejo boasts a high quality of life. http://cityofmissionviejo.org

@MissionViejoCA does NOT shoot rabbits. Palmia is a private entity separate from the City (MissionViejoCA).

Posted 2010-08-26 00:20:16 UTC

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