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Send letter to free Ottawa's Royal Swans
A Victory for Ottawa's Royal Swans!!
Congratulations! We have been successful in obtaining a resolution to
the concerning issues involving Ottawa’s Royal Swans. It would not have
happened without your emails, letters and phone calls to the mayor and
councillors. Thank you to each and every one of you who took the time to
support the swans.
read press release for details.
Sept. 12/06 Ottawa's royal swans to be set free - CBC News
Sept. 12/06 Ottawa's swans may swim again -
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To: Mayor and City Councillors,
As a resident of Ottawa, I am deeply disturbed by the City’s
unwarranted decision to keep the Royal Swans locked up this
summer, resulting in what will be close to an 18-month forced
I am even more concerned now that I have seen photographs of
their dismal housing conditions. Outdoor enclosures that are
overgrown with shoulder high weeds, small pens and even smaller
dirty pools that would not meet humane standards for even
short-term care, let alone be acceptable for continuous
captivity. View photos at
The Royal Swans were a centennial gift to the City from Queen
Elizabeth II in 1967. How disrespectful to her Majesty, how
embarrassing for the nation’s capital and how very sad for the
I am requesting your assurance that you will provide the necessary moral leadership
in supporting the recommendations from the Ottawa Royal Swan
Coalition to 1) immediately improve the swans’ living conditions
at the Leitrim facility 2) release the swans, as is the normal
practice, in the spring or 3) if the decision is taken to not
release them in the spring, then to negotiate their transfer to
another city so that they can be released with that city’s
I look forward to hearing from you.
Rainer.Bloess@ottawa.ca; Jan.Harder@ottawa.ca; Peggy.Feltmate@ottawa.ca;
Eli.El-Chantiry@ottawa.ca; Janet.Stavinga@ottawa.ca; Alex.Cullen@ottawa.ca;
Rick.Chiarelli@ottawa.ca; Gord.Hunter@ottawa.ca; Diane.Deans@ottawa.ca;
Jacques.Legendre@ottawa.ca; Diane.Holmes@ottawa.ca; Shawn.Little@ottawa.ca;
Maria.Mcrae@ottawa.ca; Clive.Doucet@ottawa.ca; Peter.Hume@ottawa.ca;
Rob.Jellett@ottawa.ca; Doug.Thompson@ottawa.ca; Glenn.Brooks@ottawa.ca