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May 14, 2013

Focus:Animal Welfare
Action Request:Phone Call
Location:United States
Reminder: Please attend TONIGHT's Town Board Meeting to speak out against the plan during the public comment period: 
 
Tuesday 5/14/13 at 7:30 PM
North Hempstead Town Hall
220 Plandome Road
Manhasset, NY 11030
Call: 516.869.6311

Please Call Tonight - I Just Spoke to Them!!!!!

Please sign & share this PETITION and call the town Supervisor at 516.869.6311
Please respond directly to this email if you plan on attending tonight's meeting and would like to coordinate with other advocates for the geese.
 
The public comment period is at the end of the meeting. The geese are not on the agenda, we believe the town's council members unanimously voted last month to contract with USDA Wildlife Services. Why is it that tax paying residents who value co-existence with nature and don't want their tax dollars funding this killing only find out about these decisions after they have already been made? 

Here are news reports that have come out in the past 24 hours - please post comments and share the articles if you can, below are a few points suggested for comments:
NBC4 - L.I. Town's Plan to Get Rid of Geese Ruffles Feathers
News 12 Long Island - North Hempstead OKs measure to euthanize Canada geese
LongIsland.com - North Hempstead Goose Kill To Be Protested At Board Meeting
Newsday - Groups to protest geese euthanization plan
  • For the record - goose droppings pose no risk of infection and have never been shown to do so. The claims above are false and perpetuated by fear, not rational thinking. Goose poop can be cleaned up, as well-maintained parks generally should do.
  • Photos from last summer's roundup at Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge - please decide for yourself if this is "humane euthansia": https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=343264375752158&set=a.343263462418916.79961.175344192544
  • Rounding up and killing Canada Geese in your park is not going to provide the remedy the town is seeking. At best, it is a short term fix. With the roundup and kill approach, you will learn that your park likely will be geese free only for less than one month. Right after the molt, other area birds resident in the area will land in what was your very temporarily geese free but still very geese-attractive park. And it goes without saying that round up and kill of resident birds in mid Summer does nothing to reduce park attendance by migratory birds that arrive in October and stay through the end of March.
  • The supposed "Human Health Hazard" mentioned in connection with geese has been largely debunked. Can the scientific basis for such claims be attributed to USDA Wildlife Services, the same agency collecting the $8,000 tab to kill the geese? This is a blatant conflict of interest. USDA Wildlife Services is the subject of federal investigations regarding their cruel practices and financial malfeasance. Will the killing continue in N. Hempstead parks every summer as it has in New York City?
Goosewatch NYC was formed in Brooklyn, NY after residents awoke to discover that the geese had been killed. Our group's goal right now is to provide resources and assistance organizing to the residents of N. Hempstead and others who join our opposition to the planned killing of the geese.

Learn more: The Facts About NYC's Annual Canada Goose Slaughter
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Posted: Tuesday May 14, 2013, 4:10 pm
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