Skip to content

URGENT: Ask New York Officials to Stop Massacring Geese

June 18, 2014
by
Wikimedia Commons

Wikimedia Commons

BACKGROUND

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) documents reveal that more than 3,650 geese in the vicinity of New York City airports were rounded up and killed by the agency in the past five years alone, yet it has not recommended humane controls to prevent more birds from flying in and taking up residence. Consequently, the city is caught in a vicious, expensive, and endless killing cycle (which guarantees continued funding for the USDA), and despite an intense public outcry, another annual massacre is apparently proceeding. Helpless molting and flightless birds will again be snatched up, forced into crates, and trucked to slaughter—a terrifying ordeal for any wild animal but especially for a sensitive “prey” species. Such measures also tear families apart and leave orphaned young at great risk. Your voice is desperately needed!

Please urge New York City officials to stop contracting with the USDA to have geese killed and instead employ tried-and-true humane control measures. And then forward this e-mail widely!


WHOM TO CONTACT

Polite comments can be directed to:

Block:

mtarlow@cityhall.nyc.gov; pfoye@panynj.gov

Individual:

Mindy Tarlow
Director, Mayor’s Office of Operations
New York City
mtarlow@cityhall.nyc.gov

Patrick J. Foye
Executive Director
Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
pfoye@panynj.gov


SAMPLE LETTER

Dear Director Tarlow and Executive Director Foye:

I am extremely alarmed to learn of New York City’s decision to cruelly massacre geese via USDA agents. I respectfully request suspension of this violent strategy.

Please allow me to elaborate. First, killing geese does nothing to modify landscapes and waterways that attract them in the first place. I encourage officials to work with avian experts on population stabilization and site aversion.

Second, sweeping eradication does not reduce long-term growth. Killing geese artificially increases food supplies to the remaining geese, the consequence of which is increased reproduction and an ensuing greater population. In fact, studies have demonstrated that the continual cycle of seasonal eradication is responsible for a rebound, or larger gaggle populations, in subsequent years.

Third, using such barbaric strategies in such visible locations will most certainly affect visitation: agents typically enter the pond area during early morning, roughly separating goslings from parents, and then stuff the bound, panicked geese and babies into crates. Next, the geese are gassed or shot to death. In fact, although I do not currently reside in New York, I would be unwilling to consider it, or a nearby location, for tourist purposes if this cull ensues.

Please practice compassion and integrity: let the geese live and institute responsible policies that promote respect and tolerance of wildlife, and commit to habitat/landscape modification as outlined in Friends of Animals’ Canada Goose Habitat Modification Manual, https://friendsofanimals.org/sites/default/files/Goose%20Habitat.pdf in addition to instituting humane control measures.

Thank you for taking the time to consider this urgent appeal.

NAME



Order a FREE vegan kit: http://www.peta.org/living/vegetarian-living/free-vegetarian-starter-kit.aspx

Take PETA’s Cruelty-Free Shopping Guide along with you next time you head to the store! The handy guide will help you find humane products at a glance. Order a FREE copy HERE

Want to do more than go vegan? Help others to do so! Click on the below for nominal, or no, fees to vegan literature that you can use to convince others that veganism is the only compassionate route to being an animal friend.

PETA: http://www.petacatalog.com/catalog/Literature-39-1.html

Action for Animals has a very low price : http://store.afa-online.org/home.php?cat=284

Have questions? Click HERE



we are geese
we were born
with wings…
and so you decide
to kill us because
of your flying things
the air belongs to all
of us,
as does the land…
WHEN WILL YOU HUMANS
UNDERSTAND!!!!!

Karen Lyons Kalmenson


16 Comments leave one →
  1. June 18, 2014 12:07 pm

    Sent.

    Like

  2. June 18, 2014 2:31 pm

    Reblogged this on SherayxWeblog.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. June 18, 2014 9:09 pm

    Reprehensible and morally indefensible. Humans have become the predators. This war against non-human animals should no longer be tolerated in a civilized and evolved society. Sent email to both. If they have any moral conscience, they will do the right thing.

    Like

  4. June 19, 2014 11:23 am

    Posted on my blog… but Switzerland is really far away from N.Y. and J.F.K.
    but the word is spread 😀
    love and peace

    Like

  5. June 19, 2014 11:52 am

    Shared on FB as well…
    the vivid memory of my past as head of the cabin crew at Swissair (now no longer exists, but has made a tragic history with Halifax…)
    reminds me of tragic scenes related to the slaughter of animals (not just birds) in the vicinity of airports.
    Now this things weight on my conscience, it remained in my heart… hard to forget…
    :-)c

    Like

    • June 19, 2014 12:11 pm

      That is so sad. 😦 Everywhere there are always some animals who will endure pain and suffering for human “need” and greed. I am so sorry you had to witness that, but I am glad that it affected you in a compassionate way. I know what it is like to have a weight on a conscience – it’s so hard being a human given how badly they treat animals. Thank you, dear.

      Like

  6. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    June 20, 2014 1:25 pm

    we are geese
    we were born
    with wings…
    and so you decide
    to kill us because
    of your flying things
    the air belongs to all
    of us,
    as does the land…
    WHEN WILL YOU HUMANS
    UNDERSTAND!!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Vanessa Hooper permalink
    June 22, 2014 4:56 pm

    Thanks for alerting us. Sent and shared

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Jet Eliot

Travel and Wildlife Adventures

Organic Opinion

Finding it, aye there's the rub~

The Year(s) of Living Non-Judgmentally

Here and now, with all of it.

Eat No Harm

Living consciously for our planet, the animals, and ourselves.

Flawless Pandemonium

Question everything~

Veganism is Nonviolence

Being Vegan Is A First Step To A Nonviolent Life

The Biotrotter

The Globetrotting Biologists

Sophie's Foodie Files

Mostly healthy tasty colorful cooking & gardening with Sophie's twist!

Let Me Reach with Kim Saeed

Healing from Narcissistic Abuse | No Contact | Emotional Healing

Steal This Meme

humans' vegan past & future. SHIRIN - Subvert Human Irrationalities, Rediscover Innate Nature

Gillian Prew

poetry 100% vegan

Nepali Today

Coffee break Photo Blogs Base In Tokyo, Japan.

veganomics

making the link between our food, our health, our society, our environment and our economy

Friendly Fairy Tales

Fairy Tales and Poetry Celebrating Magic and Nature for Kids of all Ages

Arcilla y fuego

Una visión sobre el complejo y apasionante mundo de la cerámica

Gotta Find a Home

Conversations with Street People

%d bloggers like this: