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New Yorkers Rally at Mayor Bloomberg's Mansion to Save Canada Geese in City Parks

Canada Goose

As Goose Slaughter Looms, Advocates Demand Protection for Urban Wildlife

When: Wednesday, June 27 2012, 6-8pm

Where: Mayor Bloomberg's Mansion: 17 East 79th Street, between Madison Avenue and Fifth Avenue

Contact: Edita Birnkrant, NY Director, Friends of Animals 917.940.2725; EMAIL

PUBLIC COMMENT: Draft Barred Owl/Northern Spotted Owl EIS

From: Friends of Animals, Inc., 777 Post Rd., Darien, Connecticut 06820 US

To: Paul Henson, State Supervisor, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Oregon Fish and Wildlife Office, 2600 SE 98th Ave., Suite 100, Portland, OR 97266 US

Date: 30 May 2012

Overview

On behalf of our members throughout the United States, please accept this statement in OPPOSITION to the proposals by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to kill OR engage in experimental relocation of the barred owls, OR both.

Death of Two Denali Park Wolves Has Biologist Asking For More Protection

By Abby Hancock
Channel 2 News

May 22, 2012

wolf video

ANCHORAGE, Alaska-
The trapping death of two wolves that belonged to one of Denali National Park's largest and most-seen wolf packs, in an area directly adjacent to one of the park's boundaries, has a conservation biologist calling for action.

Protect the Wyoming Wolf

wolf
Image courtesy U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Submit your comments to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ON OR BEFORE May 16

Urge the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to KEEP Wyoming wolves under the federal protection of the Endangered Species Act. Please see sample comments below.

Bill asks feds to cull geese at JFK, LGA

TimesLedger

By Steve Mosco

"This violent and brutal attack on wildlife is not strategic and not pro-active," said Birnkrant. "If the geese are attracted to the area, no matter how many times you round them up for slaughter, they are going to come back. The landscape needs to be modified so it's not attractive to birds."

One landscape feature Birnkrant pointed at specifically is a planned garbage transfer station in College Point near the end of a runway at LaGuardia Airport.

Kill the Idiotic Bill -- Not the Geese

Captain Chesley Sullenberger, who landed his US Airways flight on the Hudson River after birds were sucked into both engines in 2009, interviewed with CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley, and revealed alarming news that New York City plans to build garbage facilities next to city airports, a dangerous move that will guarantee birds being attracted to those areas.

CBS NEWS -- Birds striking planes up five-fold since 1990;
Sullenberger calls experience key

Pelley: Sully, why has the number of bird strikes increased so dramatically?

Newfoundland Continues Its War On Seals

Once again, the seal slaughter has begun on the East Coast of Canada, this year further spurred with a $3.6 million dollar investment from the Newfoundland government, promising more money to those who opt to risk their lives on the diminishing ice floes. This year, seal skins are estimated to be valued around $27, from an all-time low of $15 from 2010. Some in NL are leery, and even they're admitting the numbers don't add up and that this is just a boondoggle.

Thank FoA and its Lobbyist for This One

Bear hunt lottery proposal is dead

Mar 20, 2012 By WFSB Staff

HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) - Bears in Connecticut can breathe easy.

A proposal to hunt them down in a lottery is dead.

The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection's draft proposal, aimed at curbing the growing population of bears who often appear in suburban neighborhoods, was never submitted to the state legislature.

APNewsBreak: US appeals court allows wolf hunts

By MATTHEW BROWN, Associated Press

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A federal appeals court on Wednesday rejected a lawsuit from conservation groups that want to block wolf hunts that have killed more than 500 of the predators across the Northern Rockies in recent months.

The ruling from a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Congress had the right to intervene when it stripped protections from wolves last spring.

Wolves to the Slaughter

The American Prospect

by Christopher Ketcham

March 13, 2012

The reintroduction of the gray wolf to the Northern Rockies was an ecological success story-until big money, old superstitions, and politics got in the way.

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