Posted by: kinshipcircle | June 15, 2009

NYC TO GAS 2,000 CANADIAN GEESE, JUNE-JULY 2009

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6/14/09: NYC To Gas 2,000 Canada Geese, June-July 2009

GEESE
New York City is contracting with the USDA to kill Canada geese from about
40 parks, wastewater treatment plants, and city properties within five miles
of JFK and LaGuardia Airports. Articles dated 6/12/09 say roundups are to
begin within a week — which means Monday, 6/15/09. Killing occurs through
July.
PHOTO: http://birdsbybaranoff.com/images/1770-canada-geese-c11x14.jpg

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MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG
web form only: http://www.nyc.gov/html/mail/html/mayor.html

USDA-APHIS-WS STATE DIRECTOR, PORT AUTHORITY NY & NJ
allen.l.gosser@aphis.usda.gov, martin.s.lowney@aphis.usda.gov,
InspectorGeneral@panynj.gov

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Dear Mayor Bloomberg, Port Authority of NY & NJ, and USDA-APHIS Wildlife
Services State Director:

I am shocked New York City intends to gas up to 2,000 Canada geese this
summer. Please implement non-violent ways to safeguard people from airplane
collisions with birds. I hope public outrage will convince you to cancel
this misguided initiative.

Certainly the recently formed NYC Wildlife Hazard Management Steering
Committee to Promote Aviation Safety within the Metropolitan Area can devise
a better solution than mass killing. I urge Mayor Bloomberg, the Port
Authority of New York & New Jersey, and the USDA-APHIS-WS State Director to
employ non-lethal management of Canada geese. A sweeping eradication shows
no long-term commitment to reduce flock growth.

When geese are destroyed — without modifying landscapes and waterways that
attracted them in the first place — replacement geese soon fill the void.

There are seven GeesePeace chapters in New York alone. All specialize in
population stabilization and site aversion. GeesePeace relies on integrated
strategies that are long lasting. They demonstrate how to recruit and train
community volunteers to find nests, addle/oil eggs, use repellents and other
applications on a scale that solves conflicts with “resident” Canada geese.

It is particularly inhumane to ambush geese when molting and flightless. Yet
that is how goslings and adults will be trapped on municipal properties
surrounding Kennedy and LaGuardia airports.

Communities nationwide have successfully used non-violent tactics to
significantly reduce flock growth. I am counting on airport biologists,
elected officials, and the Port Authority to ramp up bird-radar and scare
tactic programs at airports — but leave the killing out of it.

Thank you,

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NYC PROTEST OF CANADIAN GEESE SLAUGHTER: Tuesday, 6/16/09
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WHERE: Port Authority Headquarters – 225 Park Avenue South (between 18th and 19th St.)

WHEN: Tuesday, June 16 * 12 noon to 2PM

WHO: Various animal rights groups and activists including Friends of Animals

INFORMATION FROM: Elizabeth Forel – elizforel@gmail.com
(Please do NOT contact Kinship Circle about the live protest in NYC).

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Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg
City Hall; New York, NY 10007
ph: 311 (or 212-788-3000 outside NYC); fax: 212-312-0700
web form [300 word limit]: http://www.nyc.gov/html/mail/html/mayor.html

USDA-APHIS, Wildlife Services State Director
1930 Route 9; Castleton, NY 12033
ph: 518-477-4837; fax: 518-477-4899
Allen Gosser: allen.l.gosser@aphis.usda.gov
Martin Lowney: martin.s.lowney@aphis.usda.gov

The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
225 Park Avenue South; New York, NY 10003
ph: 212-435-7000; InspectorGeneral@panynj.gov
web form: http://www.teb.com/feedback.php

NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS WITH EMAIL:
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COMPLETE CONTACT INFO FOR NYC CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS:
http://council.nyc.gov/html/members/members.shtml

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION / REFERENCE LINKS
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Mayor Bloomberg, Port Authority, USDA State Director Lowney: Canada Geese Mitigation
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=115×198764
NYC To Gas 2,000 Geese In Bid To Protect Aircraft
http://wcbstv.com/local/bird.strike.prevention.2.1041000.html
GeesePeace
http://www.geesepeace.org/
PETITION – STOP NY’s GOOSE-GASSING PLAN!
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/stop-nys-goose-gassing-plan
City Planning Massive Goose Genocide
http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2009/06/city_planning_massive_goose_ge.html?imw=Y&f=most-emailed-24h5
Queens Crap Blog – Bloomberg OK with Sending Geese to gas chamber
http://queenscrap.blogspot.com/2009/06/bloomberg-ok-with-sending-geese-to-gas.html

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