The American Transmission Company is clearcutting the entire frontal area where the Fellow Mortals have their center set up to take care of rescued animals, whether they climb, fly or walk upon this earth. There are injured beavers, chipmunks, geese, badgers, deer and even a buzzard, all being cared for at the center, awaiting a time when their health allows them to be released back into the wild.   Last year the power company that runs big electric lines along the road decided that they wanted nothing under their lines. They went to court to make sure they could do exactly what they wanted. Judge Johnson in Walworth Court was about as sympathetic as Adolph Eichman might have been.

Fellow Mortals were shown the proverbial courtroom back door. American Transmission Company the company chosen to doing the actual clear cutting, and it began its work on Monday. The first thing, the very first thing, they did was cut down the giant hundreds of years old spruce tree. The one that was right in front of the Fellow Mortals animal rescue center. The GSR sent X-Files investigators to be there, out front, when the cutting began. No one attending thought the employees of ATC would make straight for that particular tree, but they did, and immediately begin hacking away at it. The tree died right there, after all those years.


The ATC has a published mission statement. Here is how some of it reads:

ATC is committed to conducting its business in an environmentally- responsible manner, as evidenced by its Green Tier and Clean Corporate Citizen certifications. In addition to complying with environmental laws and regulations, you should attempt to limit your work’s impact on the environment.”

There is no question that every community around Geneva Lake needs electricity. But why electricity has to be delivered overhead using old wooden poles or new metal ones, like it was 1845, instead of putting the lines underground where they would be safe from trees, vegetation, weather and even the meddling of human beings, is beyond explanation here. The planet is filled with humans concerned about saving the environment, but it seems that too many are still concerned only with how others should do so.

The animals at the Fellow Mortals Animal Hospital were all there on Monday and a tour through their holding quarters got none of the animals attention at all. Their attention was all taken by the dutiful and vengeance applying chainsaws of the men and women of the American Transmission Company. Those animals at Fellows Mortals know their enemy, and rightfully so.

The American Transmission Company phone number is a local one. They are headquartered in Pewaukee, WI.
The number is  (262) 506- 6700.

Mike Rowe CEO American Transmission CompnayAt that number you may find Mike Rowe, the company chief executive, who sits waiting for the public’s call. Your call. Not! Good luck on getting through. Mr. Rowe will be off somewhere on the company jet, inside the company chateau walls or riding around in his chauffeured limousine. Call him anyway, and then get in your car and take a ride to Palmer road on the west side of Lake Como near Lake Geneva. If you love animals, and love seeing them in their environment, then you will love Fellow Mortals, and you will be mortally opposed to the continuation of companies that represent a mission of wealthy clearcutting destruction while they proclaim (at the top of their lungs) just how much they love and care about the environment. Go see the buzzard who will nuzzle you and coo like a dove in your presence. Go see the beaver who will bring you her bowl and then wait, smiling a beaver smile up at you.

You can also send Fellow Mortals a check at W4632 Palmer Road, Lake Geneva, WI 53147.
They are hurting, and so are their charges. The GSR sent one, as did each staff member, as well.

Death of a Friend

Pine Tree destroyed by ATC

The stiff proud and defiant remains of the 120 year old pine that grew in front of
Fellow Mortals on Palmer in Lake Geneva. The remains went to become the bonfire wood
allegedly requested by Mike Rowe, president of American Transmission Company, the trees

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