Thank you to Senator Eric Adams who spoke at several rallies to protect our resident geese & sent a letter to his constituents speaking of his love of nature and horror upon learning that 400+ resident geese, including their goslings, were rounded up in the dark of night, herded into pens and slaughtered. He wrote, “I am upset further by the absence of any notice to residents; I am aware that numerous individuals visit the park to watch and feed the geese, and that many were alarmed by the absence of these beautiful birds…”
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Last year 1600+ of our beautiful Canada Geese were slaughtered in the name of air traffic safety.
What people didn't know is that the FDA was working together with the USDA's wildlife hit-man organization called "Wildlife Services" which aims to destroy thousands of wild animals each and every year -- regardless of their proximity to the airport.
Developers in Staten Island, Queens and Long Island have been frustrated by the protection that the Migratory Bird Act gave to these geese. Over the past two years those protections have been diluted to such an extreme as to reneg on any protection whatsoever.
Please see the links below for more articles with background and details.
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