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teenagers are cruel...MORE baby ducks in school courtyard..

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by duck&chickencrazy, May 5, 2009.

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  1. duck&chickencrazy

    duck&chickencrazy Songster

    Dec 2, 2008
    Ok so at my school we have these courtyards in the middle of our school and so every year mallards lay eggs and have babies in them…well this year there were 3 females with babies and 2 of them got out safely and all babies are alive…but the other one laid her eggs next to the courtyard by the lunch room and so there are a lot of students going in and out of this courtyard and so the babies got picked up and handled like crazy by stupid students…I found one dead and I heard stories of other ones being killed…but the mother started out with about 12 babies and when she was escorted out of the school she had about 7 left…

    Confirmed dead ones from the 3rd moma:

    one kid was telling my whole class about this girl he knew who had taken one of the ducklings home and she kept it with her when she was sleeping and she ended up killing it…then he said how she was gonna go and get another one today after school…and that’s when I got angry and told the kid that if she does go and gets another one that I would go to the administrators…

    I also heard that one someone snapped a babies neck

    Another one was stepped on

    And then the one I found dead

    These babies were also handled like crazy by students. I have heard that so many people picked them up and were playing with them. I was looking at them yesterday and the babies that were left looked really unhealthy and like they would die soon…

    This all happened yesterday and this could have been prevented if the school administrators had just listened to me and my friend because we told them we could relocate the babies and momas but they would not let us…they said that it was an “annual event” and that if we touched the babies they would be abandoned by the mother.

    Now the way the school deals with the ducklings and the moma is by herding them through the school hallways to get them out of the courtyards and then they just leave them when they are out the school…our school is completely surrounded by roads and there are cars everywhere and the babies probably get hit a lot….and not to mention how traumatizing it is for the moma to be chased through the school with a duster (yes they used a duster to scare the moma through the school) I saw them doing it with one moma and her babies and the mom flipped out and started trying to fly in the hallways but they did get her out…

    What I want to know is if the school should have called in the Conservation Officers or something to deal with it because they are wild birds. So many students touched the ducklings and killed them there should be something I can do to make sure this doesn’t happen again next year…

    what really bothers me is that teenagers can be so cruel, i am a teenager myself but i would never do what they did...it makes me so mad

    i know this is a long post but it all needs to be said and dealt with because its just gonna happen next year unless its dealt with...it happened last year (a bunch of babies were killed)
    Last edited: May 19, 2009

  2. BellLisamo

    BellLisamo Diagnosed w/ Muscovitis

    Feb 7, 2009
    Tombstone, AZ
    oh my goodness! How horrible!!!! some kids out there are just sick. why didnt their parents teach them about the GIFT OF LIFE???? It applies to animals and everyone!!!

    [​IMG] I wish you could file a complaint to someone about their cruelty to animals.... since they didnt listen to you.... [​IMG]
  3. CoopCrazy

    CoopCrazy Brooder Boss

    Mar 3, 2009
    We have had that happen at North High school here in Columbus a few times... It is soo sad..
  4. duck&chickencrazy

    duck&chickencrazy Songster

    Dec 2, 2008
    is there anything i can do to stop this from happening next year?
  5. sparkles2307

    sparkles2307 Terd of Hurtles

    You should talk to your local Department of Natural Resources or Wildlife agency about the situation and they would probably decide to relocate the birds for thier own safety.
  6. MichiganWoods

    MichiganWoods DD (Artistic Digital Diva)

    Oct 6, 2008
    West Michigan
    You know, I am sure that if someone were to secretly record video of this happening and then hand the footage over to the local news media, there would be a quick turn-around as to this sort of thing ever happening again.
  7. hippiehen

    hippiehen wastefully exuberant

    Aug 27, 2008
    Utopia, Texas
    Don't rely on the school- do it yourself! You are perfectly capable of reporting it to your wildlife extension agency or some other office! Don't let being a teen stop you from taking action!

  8. astylishgirl

    astylishgirl Animal Lover Supreme

    Apr 27, 2009
    Beaumont, Texas
    --Call the news station.
    --Find out who deals with inhumane treatement of animals and report them. I am not sure what agency that is??
    --Write a letter to the editor of the newspaper.
    --Call the school board
    --get a petition
    --call the humane society
    --call the police and report them for inhumane treatment of animals

    Get your parents on board and make a big stink!
  9. warsawffagurl

    warsawffagurl Songster

    Jul 23, 2008
    Warsaw, IN
    Yeah i'm so tired of the sick sick kids at our school.
    They are completely idiotic and cruel.
    Our school shouldn't let these ducks die every year... it's horrible.
    We arent gonna let this happen again next year, are we Amy??
    HELL NO!
    we'll save them all [​IMG])
  10. hippiehen

    hippiehen wastefully exuberant

    Aug 27, 2008
    Utopia, Texas
    Don't wait! Do something now!
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