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ARCHIVE - New York Plans To Kill Two-Thirds Of Its Canada Geese



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LT PHOTO: Geese in Prospect Park, where an entire flock of nearly 400 were killed in July. A report by city, state and federal agencies calls for trimming the Canada geese population in New York State to 85,000 from 250,000. Ruby Washington, The New York Times. RT PHOTO: Protesters rallied across the street from Mayor Bloomberg’s residence to oppose killing thousands of geese. Geoffrey Croft/NYC Park Advocates. spacer
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Mayor Bloomberg, New York City Council, Port Authority of NY & NJ, and USDA-APHIS Wildlife Services:

I am outraged over New York's extermination of Canada geese. I understand city, state and federal agencies plan to decrease the state's population from 250,000 to 85,000 and New York City's numbers from 25,000 to just 4,000 geese. Residents and non-residents alike are shocked that officials advocate gas-chamber death for hundreds of thousands of New York resident geese.

I respectfully request suspension of this violent strategy. Last summer's roundup killed more than 1200 Canada geese. Now officials hope to wipe out two-thirds of the population in a misguided initiative to stop airplane goose strikes.

Destroying geese some distance from airports does not deter strikes. In July an entire flock of Canada geese at Prospect Park were captured and gassed. Some 400 geese, beloved by Brooklyn residents, vanished without warning. Killing these resident geese may have minimal impact on the migratory birds who actually collided with planes.

Dozens of Canada geese have already returned to Prospect Park. That's because 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.

GeesePeace, for example, shows how to recruit and train community volunteers to find nests, addle/oil eggs, use repellents, etc. Integrated strategies resolve conflicts with geese and are more enduring than euthanasia. Additionally, airports ought to use radar technology to deter geese.

Please fund non-violent ways to protect planes and passengers from bird strikes. Sweeping eradication does not reduce long-term flock growth. Moreover, elected officials and government agencies should not enact profoundly cruel practices that the public opposes.

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USDA-APHIS, Wildlife Damage Management
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Riverdale, MD 20737
ph: 301-734-7921
Legislative and Public Affairs: webmaster@aphis.usda.gov
Hallie Zimmers, State Liaison, APHIS: hallie.zimmers@aphis.usda.gov
Jacob Hegeman, State Liaison, APHIS: jacob.hegeman@aphis.usda.gov
SOURCE: www.aphis.usda.gov/contact_us/lpa.shtml
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USDA-APHIS, Airport Wildlife Hazards Program
1400 Independence Ave, SW
Room 1621 South Agriculture Bldg.
Washington, DC 20250
ph: 202-720-4383; fax: 202-690-0053
Mike Begier, National Coordinator: Mike.Begier@usda.gov
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downloads/WS_Directory_July2010_7-29-10.pdf


National Wildlife Research Center
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Fort Collins, CO 80521-2154
ph: 970-266-6007, fax: 970-266-6040
Gail Keirn, Public Affairs Specialist: Gail.M.Keirn@usda.gov

USDA-APHIS Wildlife Services, New York State
1930 Route 9
Castleton, NY 12033-9653
ph: 518-477-4837, fax: 518-477-4899
Martin Lowney, State Director: Martin.S.Lowney@usda.gov
Assistant State Director: Allen.L.Gosser@usda.gov
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