Tragic Tax-funded Execution

July 3rd, 2013 by Anja Heister


Tragic Tax-funded Execution of up to 500 Canada Geese in Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, New York

Agents from USDA Wildlife Services (WS) arrived yesterday at the Jamaica Wildlife Refuge in New York to brutally round up entire families of helpless Canada geese.

Up to 500 panicked goslings and frantic geese parents were stuffed into crates and thrown onto USDA trucks which would then take them on the last trip of their lives–to a slaughterhouse or a gas chamber.

No animal deserves to be treated in such an inhumane and cruel way – these innocent birds, who are completely helpless during their molting season, are treated like criminals who have committed a heinous crime – But the real criminals are the government agents, working for a tax-funded agency that makes a profit from killing native, innocent wild animals.

Please speak out against this unjust brutality and contact the officials at the National Park Service, the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge and your Senators, and let them know how you feel about your tax dollars going to support the killing of defenseless wildlife– in a wildlife refuge!

National Park Services Deputy Superintendent Suzanne McCarthy: 917-731-1997
Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge: 718-354 4602
Mayor Bloomberg: 212-788-3000
Senator Gillibrand: 212-688-6262
Governor Cuomo: 518-474-8390

Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge face book page

Here are the videos and photos provided by our friend, David Karopkin, who leads GoosewatchNYC. Please share these far and wide—and thank you for speaking out!

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37 Responses to “Tragic Tax-funded Execution”

  1. August 04, 2013 at 4:21 am, ricky bannin said:

    You guys are quacks. What do you think god above put animals on earth for? I’m not for torturing animals at all. But I like to have a deer steak in freezer. So I take it all you people are vegetarians? Because if you eat beef you you guys are the biggest hypocrites in the world do america a favor and jump of the holston river bridge


    • August 18, 2013 at 1:26 pm, L Austin said:

      > So, so sad that America is filled with people like Mr. Bannin who go from challenging us whether or not we are vegetarians (yes, I am) to telling us to jump off the Holston Bridge. Just the attitude that sees people taking guns into theaters and schools. Could we talk intelligently? civilized? why are we always attacking each other? no wonder the animals are so easily abused…if we can do this to each other


  2. July 18, 2013 at 8:32 pm, laura carol iancu said:

    Live and let LIve ! The elites are be hind this. They do not want any thing on this planet living or breathing. They make up stories and put them out in news papers on the internet, in the news, and so on, and use repetition to brain wash beings that a species is bad, but the fact is that the elites in their actions are bad, and they need to be rid of………R-E-V-O-L-T !


    • August 17, 2013 at 5:28 am, Jake Bell said:

      > May i start by saying Im not one to judge any person I do not know, its how I was brought up, but articles like this show me how absent minded some people are . The mass killing of geese is unfortunate but obviously many of you have failed to read unbiased research or any research on Canadian Geese or many other species for that matter. Birds ie. geese, gulls and flocks of starlings pose a HUGE threat to air traffic, hence most airports have their own Falconer on had to keep birds away. Canadian geese are growing in numbers like you wouldn’t believe, so much so they are well over populated and population rates are still increasing. Im not sure what you all think should be done with them but if every animal that posed risk to humans in one way or the other was saved there wouldn’t be enough room on the planet for many of us, so I ask that instead of personifying your views on select target species think about your grand kids. As long as man has walked the earth he has harvested animals for one purpose or the other, and many other animals do the same so instead of trying to win a badge of honor defending “helpless” creatures such as Canadian geese maybe you should focus on feeding hungry and under privileged kids in your community instead of coming out and calling down on every outdoorsmen and wildlife control officer with a job to do that you don’t agree with because at the end of the day they are the people that live with those animals, they love them, respect them but also understand how to use and control populations. The ethical treatment of animals is taken into consideration every time they go afield although articles like this impose they (we) are all blood thirsty savages out for the next kill. FALSE. Educate yourselves people, its mindless finger pointing like this that has put north america in the state it is in, if your happy with that than feel free to reach around and give your selves a pat on the back, if not its time to start paying more attention to facts instead of fairy tales


  3. July 07, 2013 at 2:39 pm, Tina Davis said:

    I think they began this practice after that plane landed in the Hudson Rivet a few years ago. That was the first time I saw a story in the local paper. It was assessed and reported that it was a goose who struck the planes engine. Really? A plane engine is so strong it can suck a human into it.


  4. July 07, 2013 at 11:47 am, nicole said:

    could you please post examples of what we can write to these people and in all you posts please? thanks


  5. July 03, 2013 at 11:37 am, Mark said:

    Outrageous diabolical murder.


    • July 12, 2013 at 1:09 pm, Linda said:

      > This is truly upsetting and tragic. Canada geese are one of my favorites – beautiful, loyal to each other (mate for life), and elegant in flight. I am retired from Boeing Aerospace in Huntington Beach, California, and there is a wetlands near the facility. I used to see Canada geese landing in the wetlands and chills ran up and down my spine from their beauty in flight and on the water. Those responsible for this slaughter should be absolutely ashamed.


  6. July 03, 2013 at 11:32 am, Carol Hoke said:

    Stop this action! Stop killing the Canada geese!


  7. July 03, 2013 at 7:44 am, vicki.ginoli said:

    They are murderers – leave those poor geese alone – they are not hurting anything – the USDA are murderers of these poor animals and should be ashamed !!!!


    • July 03, 2013 at 11:14 am, Carmen Boitin said:

      very sad………….>


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