New Hampshire Animal Rights League is delighted to share the news of our successful outreach efforts at NH Fish & Game’s Discover Wild NH Day held April 16 in Concord.
During this popular family event that attracts thousands, we spread a message of kindness toward mice and other “uninvited houseguests.”
Despite being stationed in a back corner, our tent attracted non-stop visitors, with people waiting in long lines to spin our “Save the Mouse” wheel.
- Educated hundreds of people, young and old, about the cruelty of using glue traps and poison bait blocks.
- Sounded the alarm about the dangers rodent poisons pose to owls, foxes, bobcats, and other predators, who can become sick and die from consuming poisoned mice.
- Connected with fellow exhibitor NH Falconers in our shared desire to protect raptors from rodenticide poisoning. Wildlife rehabilitators have seen a dramatic increase in sick owls and other predators
- Donated books that encourage living in harmony with wildlife — The Humane Gardener and Nature’s Best Hope: A New Approach to Conservation That Starts in Your Yard — for the event-wide raffle.
We displayed the following eye-catching poster from Raptors Are the Solution (RATS) and discussed it with visitors to our booth.
We invited children and adults to sign or write postcards asking Walmart to stop selling glue traps and JP Pest Services to offer a more responsible approach to rodent control than indiscriminately littering the landscape with deadly poison.
Hundreds of postcards will be in the mail to Walmart and JP Pest Services. Photos of a few favorites are included below.
Mouse Toy Prizes
As a reward for sending a postcard, kids got to choose from an assortment of adorable catnip mouse toys. The mice were a huge hit, even in households without a cat!
Thank you to our volunteers and to everyone who stopped by to learn about the many reasons to be nice to mice.
After all, it’s their world, too.