Swans still at risk in NYC parks, thanks to Governor Cuomo

January 5, 2015 by  
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  A couple of weeks ago,  Governor Andrew Cuomo vetoed a bill  that would have protected the mute swans that flock to waterways in Brooklyn and Queens. The swans are not indigenous to the area and the New York Department of Environmental Conservation considers them an invasive species. Putting forth a plan to eliminate the over 2,000 birds, two DEC officers were charged in the shooting of two of the swans last year ; The shooting occurred in full view of families in a nearby park, and happened on the same day the state senate voted to enact a two-year moratorium on the killing of the birds. The same moratorium Cuomo just vetoed. Missing Attachment Missing Attachment Read the rest of Swans still at risk in NYC parks, thanks to Governor Cuomo Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cull , governor cuomo , invasive species , killing swans , mute swan , mute swans , NYC swans , Swan , swan cull , swan killing , swan murder , swans , swans at risk , swans being killed , waterbirds , waterfowl

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Army Corps Plans to Kill 16,000 Birds with Silenced Rifles and Night Vision Scopes

August 25, 2014 by  
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Just picture it: armed paratroopers storming a beach, armed to the teeth and ready to kill . . . a bunch of unarmed, helpless birds. That’s a bit over the top, but it’s not far from the truth and the lives of birds are actually at stake. The American Bird Conservancy (ABC) is sounding the alarm over plans by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that would see 16,000 cormorant birds in the Columbia River Estuary near Portland, OR killed using silenced rifles and night vision scopes in an effort to reduce the number of baby fish eaten by the birds . If the Army Corps plans go ahead, the 16,000 Double Breasted Cormorants would be killed over a period of four years, but the ABC says their plans are flawed. Read the rest of Army Corps Plans to Kill 16,000 Birds with Silenced Rifles and Night Vision Scopes Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: army , breasted , Columbia , cormorant , corps , cull , double , east , engineers , estuary , fish , island , kill , river , salmon , salmonid , sand

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Trakke Transforms Ancient Yurt into a Packable Round House That Pops Up Anywhere for the Everyday Adventurer

August 25, 2014 by  
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More NYC Geese To Be Killed This Year – And Sent to Pennsylvania Slaughterhouse

June 16, 2011 by  
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Image: passer-by via flickr New York City has just started another round of killing hundreds of geese , at taxpayer expense, despite that the cull has so far failed to limit geese population growth or improve air safety. The geese culls have

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