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Feb 26, 2013

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Mamaroneck Town Board:
http://www.change.org/petitions/mamaroneck-mayor-norm-rosenblum-don-t-kill-mamaroneck-s-geese

The mission of GooseWatch NYC is to call attention to these inhumane and ineffective killings. Those of us who have been involved in this issue since the killing of Prospect Park's geese in 2010 are committed to working to reverse these decisions once they have been made - as as we have seen in Scarsdale, we can make a difference. But we also recognize the importance in a long-term strategy and our hope is to find ways to prevent these decisions from being made in the first place. Please email me to join our efforts.

Thanks,
David

**************PLEASE CROSS POST**************

The newest addition to the slaughter-fest for geese in Westchester County is the Village of Mamaroneck. As many of you know, there have been victories in other municipalities here recently that already enacted, or wanted to enact, mass slaughter of their geese residents. After repeated intervention by advocates, Yonkers stated to the media that it is 'highly unlikely' they will do another slaughter; and Scarsdale has stated they are not signing a 'cull' contract with the USDA, but instead will consider many other options that have been presented to them by geese advocates and concerned residents.

It is especially outrageous that Mamaroneck has made this decision for the following reasons:

*They recently purchased a 'RAY VAC' with $30,000 of taxpayer money! This is a larger version of the Nature Sweep cleaning system being used in several venues (www.naturesweep.com) which, rather than disbursing or disturbing the geese, addresses the droppings. It makes absolutely no sense to kill the geese especially in light of this purchase.

*Mamaroneck has had ongoing problems with its sewage system for years, which they admit and was just reported in NY NEWSDAY. Mamaroneck's water supply also contains HUMAN FECAL MATTER - which would not be cured by killing their geese residents. Mamaroneck residents report removing CONDOMS and garbage from boats from the water (there are of course several monied people who keep boats at Mamaroneck pier). Others report seeing used kleenex, discarded hair clips and tanning bottles in the water; its unlikely that the geese were responsible for any of them.

*The slaughter is NEVER 'humane' - the geese and their babies are rounded up when they can't fly, and are gassed while they cry and struggle to breathe.

KILLING THE GEESE IS CRUEL AND POINTLESS; others will come into the area. Mamaroneck Pier is an inviting, open space of grass expanses and access to Long Island Sound - attractive to people and birds...and for many people, the birds are PART of the attraction. At the end of this alert are wonderful quotes from Scarsdale residents pleased that their geese will not be killed.

http://scarsdale.dailyvoice.com/news/scarsdale-happy-village-decision-not-kill-geese

As one Scarsdale resident poignantly stated at the Board of Trustees meeting, "Pooping should not be a capital crime!"

BELOW IS A LIST OF MAYORAL CONTACTS, PLUS THEIR SENATOR, ASSEMBLYPERSON, ETC. Please send polite, emphatic letters to all, voicing your objection to this noxious, inhumane plan:

MAYOR NORMAN S. ROSENBLUM: (914) 777-7703

nrosenblum@vomny.org

LOUIS S. SANTORO, DEPUTY MAYOR

lsantoro@vomny.org

ILISA MILLER, TRUSTEE

imiller@vomny.org

LEON POTOK, TRUSTEE

lpotok@vomny.org

ANDRES BERMUDEZ HALLSTROM, TRUSTEE

abermudez@vomny.org

JOHN FILIBERTI, DISTRICT 7,

OFFICE OF LEGISLATOR JUDITH MYERS

JohnF@westchesterlegislators.com

WESTCHESTER COUNTY EXECUTIVE ROB ASTORINO

CEO@WESTCHESTERGOV.COM

STEVEN OTIS, ASSEMBLYPERSON, 91 DISTRICT

otisS@assembly.state.ny.us

GEORGE LATIMER, NYS SENATE, 37 DISTRICT

LATIMER@NYSSENATE.GOV

FROM THE SCARSDALE DAILY VOICE:

“It’s shocking to me that they would have even considered such a drastic measure in the first place,” Sargent road resident Mohammad Jamal said. “The geese are as much a part of the community as the rest of us. You can’t just get rid of things that are inconvenient to you.”

“It’s good they came to their senses before it was too late,” Alli Jones said outside of the Scarsdale train station. “There are so many other options for consideration.”

Recently retired Scarsdale teacher Stephen Sepe said the geese and pond are an indispensable learning tool for the high school.

“The geese are a part of the life of the school,” he said. “They would nest there and provide the students direct contact to nature. I would often talk about the geese in my classes, and really felt they were an important vehicle for teaching respect for life. The idea of doing harm to the animals is appalling, and I don’t understand that the powers that be would even contemplate such a measure.”

SOME FACTS ABOUT GEESE:

- mate for life and will stay together throughout the year

- are federally protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act
Mating season is February - early April, which is when they are most vulnerable and cannot fly.

- Geese return to the area of their birth each year to mate and nest.

- They are protective of their babies and nurture them just as people do.

- They like to sleep on water to evade predators

Some items currently used to avoid killing geese are robotic decoys,
The Goosinator, Geesebusters, and Naturesweep (a tidying
and whisking service)

**For more facts and information visit www.wildlifewatch.org and www.goosewatchnyc.org

THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH FOR HELPING THE GEESE AND BEING THEIR VOICE

WESTCHESTER4GEESE
HUMANE.WESTCHESTER@GMAIL.COM

ANIMAL DEFENDERS OF WESTCHESTER
WWW.ADOW.ORG

 

 

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