pThe efforts of Friends of Animals and other local groups and residents have led the Mamaroneck Board of Trustees to back off from their plans to slaughter Canada Geese this summer, and from their signed contract with the USDA, as the article below details. /p
pPlease contact each member of the Mamaroneck Board of Trustees below and urge them to commit to habitat/landscape modification as outlined in Friends of Animals’ Canada Goose Habitat Modification Manual in addition to instituting a formal clean-up plan for goose droppings in parks. /p
pstrongBe sure to thank Trustee Illissa Miller for speaking out against the kill contract with the USDA /strongat last night’s meeting, and for making a motion to cancel the wrong-headed contract. /p
pLet’s make sure killing is off the table for good in Mamaroneck and that a long-overdue attitude of tolerance and respect for geese and other wildlife begin to take root. bPlease email or call:/b/p
pa href=””Illissa Miller/a, Trustee/p
pa href=””Leon Potok/a, Trustee /p
pa href=””Louis N. Santoro/a, Deputy Mayor /p
pa href=””Andres Bermudez-Hallstrom/a, Trustee /p
pa href=””Norman S. Rosenblum/a, Mayor or Phone: (914) 777-7738/p
pView the a href=”/sites/default/files/Goose%20Habitat.pdf”Friends of Animals’ Canada Goose Modification Manual/a, written by an ornithologist and presented to the Mamaroneck Board of Trustees./p
pemstrongThe Journal News/strong/em/p
pa href=”″Mamaroneck village backs off plan to kill geese/abr /
Mamaroneck decides against kill option/p
pMar 28, 2013 /p
pA goose does what geese do at Columbus Park in Mamaroneck. The village has backed off plans to slaughter the geese in the wake of public outrage. / Swapna Venugopal Ramaswamy/The Journal News, filebr /
Swapna Venugopal Ramaswamy/p
pMAMARONECK – The Village Board decided Wednesday night that it would tell the U.S. Department of Agriculture that it was “not satisfied” with the option to kill the Canada geese and that other methods should be considered./p
pDuring a third public hearing on the village’s plans with the USDA to round up and kill the geese this summer, all but one of 13 speakers spoke out against the plan./p
p”Start again, and bring the community into this whole equation,” said village resident Gina von /
Soon after the hearing, Trustee Ilissa Miller sought to make a motion to cancel the $8,700 contract the village signed with the USDA last year./p
p”It’s a contract I can not support,” said Miller, who was elected in November. /p
pMayor Norman Rosenblum said Miller was “out of order” in seeking the motion, and the board briefly left the meeting to privately consult with Charles Goldberger, the village attorney./p
pThe board reconvened a few minutes later, and Goldberger announced that the board would speak to the USDA representatives during the work session on April 1, before USDA’s planned presentation to the /
“We will ask them to consider utilizing other methodologies,” Goldberger said./p