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Friends of Animals Presses Mayor Norm Rosenblum to Stop Goose Killing
The nonprofit organization would like to meet with the Village of
Mamaroneck mayor to discuss alternatives to the planned goose culling.
The content below was submitted by the nonprofit, international
organization Friends of
The Village of Mamaroneck announced it's hiring
USDA agents this summer to annihilate Canada Geese who reside in
Harbor Island Park, the village’s largest park, and other areas.
USDA's "Wildlife Services" will also destroy eggs in nests, in
addition to rounding-up and killing adult geese and goslings
starting in June 2013.
Mayor Norm Rosenblum, who ordered the
killing, claims goose droppings are too numerous--charging ahead
with an intolerant, misguided assault--even though Mamaroneck
purchased a $30,000 "Toro Rake-O-Vac" machine to effectively remove
goose droppings from grassy areas and parks. Go figure.
Birnkrant, NY director of Friends of Animals said, "The Mayor needs
a different mindset, and a plan to use the machine recently
purchased with tax dollars to clean up goose droppings in parks.
Officials must make it a policy to clean up waste matter instead of
saying all geese within town limits must die. Posting signs and
enforcing no-feeding and littering rules are also sensible steps."
Rosenblum told News 12 Westchester that Mamaroneck paid for dogs
to chase the geese away but "it didn’t work."Friends of Animals
could have predicted that. Harassing geese from areas won’t work
because if flat, grassy areas remain unchanged geese will move in
when others leave, occupying those areas for nesting, especially in
Habitat and landscape modifications are
environmentally sound, long-term ways to deter geese from areas
where they are seen as problematic--clearly what’s needed in
Mamaroneck. Co-existence with geese and other wildlife neighbors is
required as a part of evolved suburban living.
"Is Mayor Rosenblem prepared to spend the residents' taxes each year
to kill geese instead of implementing the effective strategies
Friends of Animals endorses," asked Birnkrant.
attracted to areas with short, mowed grass with open sight lines as
safe nesting areas. Growing grass longer in areas, planting native
shrubs and trees to block sight lines (geese like to watch for
predators), will deter geese from ponds, shores and
parkland--reducing the time they spend in any one spot--especially
for the six week period in summer when they're molting.
of Animals produces a Canada Goose Habitat Modification Manual
detailing this process, and hopes to meet with Rosenblum to present
him with the manual. We'll urge him to implement the changes and
spare the geese.
Friends of Animals is urging our members and
supporter to take action:
Please call Rosenblum and tell him to
cancel the mean-spirited plan to slaughter Canada Geese. Remind him
that goose roundups are monstrous--USDA agents typically enter the
pond area during early morning, roughly separating goslings from
parents, and then stuff the bound, panicked geese and babies into
crates. Next, the geese are gassed or shot to death. Ask the mayor
if he imagines such immorality is preferable to cleaning the grass
and modifying some habitat and landscapes.
Mamaroneck - Mayor Norman S. Rosenblum
Phone: (914) 777-7738
Friends of Animals, an international animal protection
organization founded in 1957, advocates for the rights of animals to
live free, on their own terms.
to: Mayor Norm Rosenblum of Mamaroneck on his plan to order the Goose
Why don't you round up the men who pee in the park when
they think nobody is looking?
Why don't you round up the young
children who cannot wait to get home to pee or defecate?
you round up the rest of Mamaroneck who did something inappropriate in
public once in their lives, starting with yourself?
disgrace to society.
Nancy Hyden Woodward
East Hampton NY