Keep Pressure on Mamaroneck to Save Geese

March 20th, 2013 by Anja Heister


For more than three decades, Canada geese have been peaceful residents of the Columbus Park and Harbor Island Park in the Village of Mamaroneck.

Now, village officials will decide their fate–whether the geese and their families live– or die.

According to Mayor Norm Rosenblum’s callous plan, geese will be rounded up by USDA Wildlife Services (WS) agents during the birds’ molting period when they cannot fly and are entirely helpless. WS frequently gas geese, an incredibly painful death, or throw them in crates and truck them to a slaughterhouse where they are horribly killed. As a last insult, their lifeless bodies will be donated to food banks, with no consideration of the probable contamination by herbicides and pesticides used in areas where these birds previously resided.

WS killed nearly 24,000 Canada geese in 2011, a staggering number. The brutal killing of America’s community geese and their goslings through USDA Wildlife “Services” nationwide must stop, everywhere, including in Mamaroneck.

Killing is never the right answer. Nonlethal and humane solutions exist, but they will only be implemented through political will.  Habitat modifcations can make areas less attractive to resident geese. In addition, nonlethal methods can be used to disperse geese, including those offered by “geesebusters,” who use a powered glider in the shape of an eagle that also emits sounds. Geese recognize the device as a natural predator and will give up their territory.

Make your voice for Mamaroneck’s Canada geese heard! One more time, please…for the geese!

Use the form at this link to send your comments to Mamaroneck and Westchester County officials. Then follow up your letter with a phone call to: Norm Rosenblum, Mayor of Mamaroneck: (914) 777-7738.

58 Responses to “Keep Pressure on Mamaroneck to Save Geese”

  1. April 15, 2013 at 3:56 am, Miriam Bunning said:

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  2. March 27, 2013 at 6:02 pm, LeAnna said:

    We really need to keep pressure on this village to stop the killing of innocent creatures that share our land. Unfortunately last time I checked, Mayor Rosenblum was not God and was not someone who should determine the fate of a living creature who is eating the grass that he has supplied them. Please help!


  3. March 21, 2013 at 6:36 pm, Jane Giard said:

    Shame o you Mamaroneck for such use of violence. have you tried putting up ‘coyote’ statues, ; have you done ANY RESEARCH to see what other humane communities across the country are using to lessen the geese influx?/ haven’t you learned anything from recent shootings/violence in the news? i wonder if you have children, what their feelings would be on you killing the geese? not a proud moment for you i am sure……………….


  4. March 21, 2013 at 1:23 pm, Solan said:

    Quel beauté ,pleins de tendresse …On a que les protéger et les aimer


  5. March 20, 2013 at 7:08 pm, Jewell Satterfield said:

    What is wrong with people who are so callous about other living creatures? For shame!


  6. March 20, 2013 at 3:49 pm, Alleen Manning said:

    This is cruelty in it worst form. Shame on you!!!!! So you have become so urban, you have no room for wild-life.


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