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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