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NYC Wildlife Being Injured and Killed

October 18, 2012 | Geese / Take Action

The October 18th Metro newspaper reports an alarming number of Canada geese and other wildlife being injured and killed by unknown persons with blow guns in a New York City Park in the Bronx. Park officials report that "hunting" the animals in parks with blow guns by members of the public is becoming more popular.

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Friends of Animals has led the campaign to oppose and reverse New York City's roundup and slaughter policy of thousands of Canada geese throughout city parks for four years. As long as government-sanctioned killing of wildlife occurs, the public will receive the destructive message that other animals don't matter, and that, in turn can influence behavior. Widely published photos of Canada geese and their goslings being brutally stuffed into crates, and transported to gas chambers have been made public-impressionable young people have been given the message that treating urban wildlife with extreme disrespect is justifiable. We must demand of our public officials policies that respect and protect wildlife. The public is watching and listening closely.

What You Can Do

Contact Mayor Bloomberg and make clear your opposition to the slaughter of geese in New York City.

· If you live in New York City, you can call the Mayor's office at City Hall at 212.788.3000.

Outside of New York City, call 212-NEW-YORK.
· Fax a message: 212-788-8123.
· Send an email to the Mayor.

For more information, contact Edita Birnkrant, NY Director of Friends of Animals by email at or 212.247.8120

Comments

I love animals, every one of them. It is easy and effortless. Loving humans is a complete different story. I really have to make an effort sometimes. it is so hard to live in this world where we are so barbaric and arrogant.

“Life is as dear to the mute creature as it is to a man. Just as one wants happiness and fears pain, just as one wants to live and not to die, so do other creatures.”——His Holiness The Dalai Lama My prayer for all the abused, tortured, exploited and murdered victims Compassion is the source of happiness in life….Without loving kindness and compassion, there is no peace or happiness in the family, the society, the country, or the world. 'With the Medicine Buddha mantra you can liberate numberless sentient beings from oceans of suffering and bring them to enlightenment.' - Lama Zopa. Tayata Om Bekanze Bekanze Maha BeKanze Radza Samudgate Soha - Lama Zopa Rinpoche “Not to hurt our humble brethren is our first duty to them, but to stop there is not enough. We have a higher mission—to be of service to them wherever they require it.”—Francis of Assisi

WHY HUMANS WHY - I HAVE NO WORDS FOR OUR DESPICABLE SICKENING RACE.

Wild animals in the park have nowhere to go so please let them live.

So now you want to take the beauty and natural part of any waterway given in the city and kill off these beautiful animals.....Guess what? Find another place to build your crappy airport and you won't be invading their space when you built La Guardia right on the water! Leave the ducks alone and clean up the crime in your city and leave the birds to nature!

Stop the killing of these innocent animals! And prosecute those who have!!!

Dear Sir, I oppose the slaughter of NYC Wildlife being injured or killed. Respectfully, GranPat Texas, USA

mankind the apex predator, his own demise at his own hands, knocking at his door:(

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