Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Leg Traps

Got this email from our contacts over at the Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley, requesting that we gathering some of our people together and attend.

On Tuesday, October 5th, the proposed leg hold trapping and killing of coyotes will be discussed on the City Council Agenda as an urgent item that has been added at the last minute.

We welcome your attendance, as well as a two-minute public comment at Tuesday's meeting, or just come for a show of support.

Six coyotes have already been trapped and killed using leg hold traps in Los Gatos and if this isn't stopped, San Jose will soon follow. Vector Control seems to be pushing hard for this to happen instead of using any sort of humane abatement.

If you can not attend, you can always contact your city councilmembers, or for non-San Jose residents, contact Mayor Gonzales. See link below:


City Hall -- Council Chambers at 1:30 p.m. on October 5
801 North First Street, Rm. 600, San Jose, CA 95110

This morning will be spent talking to other wildlife rehabbers and researching arguments for humane ways of vector control. That, and working on more PSA's for the ball.

The council meeting was fun, as usual. We've voted to have Petra perform on the main stage prior to the Gaia's Guardian Award. Her tribal belly dance troupe will do a "Cane dance" and she will do a sword dance.

She describes the Cane dance this way:

This is something you don't see too often and it's very fun - a bit silly,as women's cane dance pokes a bit of fun at the men's seriousmock-battle cane dance. ;)

I can't wait to see that.

Meanwhile, we haven't heard back from that one Vendor. I think it may be time to round up some more. What kind of Pagan Vendor cancels on a Pagan Charity event at the last minute? Good grief, they've had that booth since February! I could have sold it 10 times over by now. At this late date, it will be hard to find anyone to fill the space. It's time to call my friend Thalassa, the Vendor Coordinator over at PantheaCon for some help.


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