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RALLY AT CITY HALL- In Defense of the Canada Geese

Animals  (tags: abuse, Animal Cruelty, Welfare, rights, goose, gas, gassed, death, environment, ethics, habitat, investigation, killed, killing, law, protection, slaughter, suffering )

- 2815 days ago -
12th August, City Hall - outside steps Steps of City Hall (between Broadway & Park Place - South of Chamber St.) New York City, NY 917 940-2725. Please join NYC Animal Rights as we support In Defense of Animals in their compassionate plea for mercy

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Alison A (244)
Monday August 9, 2010, 10:20 am
There is this Care2 Article on the subject.

There is also this petition

And a protest tonight at 6pm.

Laura H (964)
Monday August 9, 2010, 10:23 am
I will be there in spirit!!!!

Andrea Dorazio (56)
Monday August 9, 2010, 10:35 am
I LOVE Canada geese. They are beautiful, noisy, sometimes aggressive (if you get near their nest) and just cool. I keep seeing articles from all over the Northeast about killing these poor creatures. They are so special...and who gives a crap if theres "too many"? Thats B.S. Relocate them if you feel the need. I, too, will be there in spirit! Thanks Alison!

Mervi R (74)
Monday August 9, 2010, 11:55 am
Noted, petition signed.

Cindy C (125)
Monday August 9, 2010, 11:56 am
signed at 8:34 AM PDT, Aug 8, 2010

Samantha R (41)
Monday August 9, 2010, 1:52 pm
As mentioned, these birds marry for life. When the one mate dies, the other more than likely follows suit within 6 to 8 weeks. Very few "remarry".

2. When they go walking, they are a true family. The father takes the lead and the gosling follow single file behind and Mom heads up the rear. They are fiercely protective of their young.

3. When migrating, they fly in "V" formation. The reason for this is quite poignant, since it is much help they are extending to one another. The lead bird heading into the wind, breaks the air current for those following him behind on his left and right. Each bird benefits by not having to fly so hard, with the birds in the last position gaining the most benefit and rest.

4. When the lead bird is exhausted from flying so hard, and he begins to veer off course, the others will honk at him until he flies to the back of the pack to rest. Then the most rested bird from the back will fly to the front and lead the way. This pattern is always repeated, so that all will be able make their destination.

5. If one of these Canadian geese should get shot at, in flight, 2 others will fly down beside him and stay until he either recovers or dies from his wounds.

To sum up, Canadian geese have many good qualities. They stay married... until death do they part, raise their children together, help their feathered friends when tired and even accompany them until death, if need be, when one is wounded and they show real team spirit during their migratory flights.

And, if that was not enough, they have the good sense to fly south every winter to warmer weather. Certainly, no one can accuse these amazing creatures of having a "bird brain", instead they are "heart smart" in their dealings with one another. Truly fine qualities for us folks to imitate, indeed!

Michela M (3964)
Monday August 9, 2010, 4:30 pm
SIGNED and Noted!!! Thanks!! Ciao!! Michela

. (3)
Monday August 9, 2010, 6:59 pm
I've had a lot to say about your Canada Geese issues lately, as I've read a couple of postings about the euthanising that's going on in your country. We certainly have a lot of these birdies in the UK, and some people don't particularly like them. . . .but then I don't like some of my neighbours and fellow humans either, sometimes. . . If there is any imbalance in nature, 9 times out of 10, human beings are at the root cause of it. As I've said in my other comments, over here, some of the country parks and reserves deal with what they regard as the over-populating by 'painting' or 'coating' the newly-laid eggs with something, so that the new life doesn't happen. I don't think it's right, or fair, or just - but if the problem has to be dealt with by Those In Charge, then I would have to say that seems a kinder way of dealing with the matter. Not kind, just a bit kinder.

Agnes H (144)
Tuesday August 10, 2010, 7:08 am
Noted and signed petition earlier. Thanks Alison!

Chris E (50)
Tuesday August 10, 2010, 11:14 am
Noted and signed. I have been watching a couple raise their young and stay behind this summer. They are such good parents! Father stands in the trail making sure we stop to let his family go by. They should be seen as role models.

Alison A (244)
Tuesday August 10, 2010, 12:43 pm
Thank you Samantha, I didn't know that and I found it very interesting.

I often wondered why they flew in that pattern, I assume that the reason for this formation applies to any birds. So may you know why sometimes the pattern looks odd, maybe there will be a space and no bird in it, or a bird will be flying on the inside of the triangle, I this because they are getting ready to move into position, or is it for some other reason. I always assumed it was to do with the pecking order.

It is lovely that they mate for life, which only makes this situation even more barbaric, there were probably many poor geese wandering around pining for their mate, before they finally got grabbed and inhumanly gassed.

I really would like to speak to the smart a** who thought this was a viable solution..... Idiot!

Chris, that sounds lovely, it just goes to show how truly wonderful these geese are and that they deserve our respect.

Bonni Fellows (24)
Tuesday August 10, 2010, 7:41 pm
I am doing everything I can to be there. I hope I can make it. Do you think it will be kid friendly? That would help my delima a lot.

Magdalena M (0)
Tuesday August 10, 2010, 7:47 pm
Thank you Alison. Geese are beautiful. I like to feed them sometimes. They are not afraid of people. Once I saw a family crossing a very busy street. They just stopped the traffic. And it looked so funny. They were marching and people were waiting for them to cross the street and it was morning traffic. Just cannot imagine how people are able to decide killing them.
Petition signed.

Karen B (8)
Tuesday August 10, 2010, 7:56 pm

Julie P (54)
Tuesday August 10, 2010, 7:59 pm
I cannot be at the rally, but i will be there in spirit. Thank you Alison.

Julie P (154)
Tuesday August 10, 2010, 8:06 pm
That was a beautiful plea Samantha. I hope the day arrives soon when mankind evolves beyond seeing shooting and poisoning animals as solutions.

Alison A (244)
Wednesday August 11, 2010, 5:16 am
Hi Nyack

I have had another look and it does say - in very tiny writing - under the date that it is at 12pm.

55 people doesn't sound a lot, but hopefully that is 55 confirmed people and others will turn up, or others will turn up with the confirmed people.... I like to stay positive!

I wish I could be there but as I am in the UK, I can only be there is spirit.

Thank you so much for commenting, I really hope that if you do attend, you may come back and let us know what happened. x

Sunny k (47)
Wednesday August 11, 2010, 7:44 am
GEESE IS VERY LOVELY BEAUTIFUL BIRDS! Has any one look up closely??? I DID!! So beautful pack of family walking around to look for something to eat or drink. Mother or father bird try to lead the baby for protection. I gave them couple pieces of bread...every one was eathing except for one bird. I kind of realize that must be the leader who let other packs to eat. It was so to touching how the leader scarifice litte bread for them. it'S REALY SAD WHY PEOPLE TRY TO KILL THEM. people don't know nothing about them!!

Lin Penrose (92)
Wednesday August 11, 2010, 8:36 am
Signed petition earlier. Sorry I am on the opposite side of the country for the Rally. If anything needs population control, it is Humans.

gail dair (0)
Thursday August 12, 2010, 11:41 pm
signed thanks

Arild Gone for now (174)
Friday August 13, 2010, 3:26 am
Signed earlier,TY Alison.

Valerie S (70)
Saturday August 14, 2010, 7:07 pm
Signed & noted.
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