January 14th, 2014 by Anja Heister
In Defense of Animals (IDA) joins Long Island Orchestrating for Nature (LION), the Wildlife Preservation Coalition of Eastern Long Island, the League of Humane Voters—Long Island, and the East Hampton Group for Wildlife in a rally to protest the planned killing of many thousands of urban deer.
The Long Island Farm Bureau started the vendetta against Long Island’s deer. Now the kill-for-hire agents of the USDA Wildlife Services (WS) plan a multi-year killing spree targeting as many as 9000 East End deer, which would amount to the largest governmental deer massacre in New York state history.
The WS, a branch of the Department of Agriculture, kills over one million animals every year, financed by tax-payers’ money, and is currently under intense scrutiny because of its brutal predator-extermination program, mostly in the Western states. Now, agents of this despicable agency are being hired to kill native deer in the Hamptons.
One lawsuit has already been filed and another lawsuit is planned, with IDA being one of the plaintiffs, and residents are up in arms against this proposed deer bloodbath.
Let’s keep the pressure on the town and village of East Hampton, and demand that urban deer are instead managed humanely through fertility control or sterilization.
Please contact by regular mail, email and/or by phone:
Larry Cantwell, Supervisor of Town of East Hampton
159 Pantigo Road
East Hampton, New York
Let him know what you think of his signing on to the USDA plan. If you live in the area, please attend the protest rally:
When: Saturday, January 18, 2014, at 1:00 p.m.
Where: Convene at the Hook Windmill on North Main Street across from the Citarella at 2 Pantigo Road. Hook Mill sits on the Village Green on the fork between Pantigo Road and North Main Street.
What: We will walk single file on the sidewalks to Herrick Park (Newtown Lane). There will also be a mobile TV set up to show the cruelty of deer netting, coupled with a press conference and much more, including a “surprise announcement.”
Thank you for attending and speaking up for East Hampton’s deer!
Please contact email@example.com with questions about car pooling from Nassau or arriving by train.
LION: John Di Leonardo at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wildlife Preservation Coalition of Eastern Long Island: Zelda Penzel at email@example.com
IDA: Anja Heister at firstname.lastname@example.org