Police arrested two animal rights activists Monday after they chained
and padlocked themselves to the doors of the Diocese of Rockville
Centre headquarters to protest the diocese's support of the killing of
deer at the Catholic seminary in Lloyd Harbor.
Therese Ferreira, of Huntington Station, and Deirdre Guelke, of
Queens, both 24, were charged with disorderly conduct and resisting
arrest, said Jeff Kluewer, spokesman for Rockville Centre village
The women had chained themselves to the double doors of the diocese
building at North Park Avenue in Rockville Centre around 1 p.m. The
pair used another padlocked chain to bind themselves, he said.
Dana Gibson, spokeswoman for Concerned Citizens Against the Hunt,
based in New York City and Long Island, said the group is trying to
promote humane deer management on the seminary grounds and the
adjacent Caumsett State Park.