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Since the "Miracle on the Hudson" airline crash in 2009, USDA Wildlife Services has been regularly slaughtering thousands of geese in New York parks in an ongoing effort to keep them away from major airport locations.

The geese are captured from the wild and taken to gas chambers where they suffer a slow and agonizing death by suffocation. The initiative is costing taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars.

There are humane ways to control potentially dangerous animal populations that don't involve exterminating large groups of innocent animals. What’s more, this mass extermination method has proven ineffective at preventing goose collisions with airplanes, the entire reason the practice began. Roundups and slaughters only clear the area temporarily, and other geese are quick to repopulate the vacant desirable habitat.

The current tactics are unacceptable. Sign the petition telling the USDA to take responsibility for their actions and come up with a new plan for geese population control in New York City.

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Dear Tom Vilsack, USDA administrator,

I am shocked by the inhumane goose population control methods that have been taking place in New York since the "Miracle on the Hudson" incident in 2009. I understand the need for airline safety, and I'm aware of the dangers that high-flying birds pose to jet engines. But I am appalled at the brutal and ineffective manner in which the USDA has chosen to address the problem.

Simply corralling large numbers of helpless geese and conducting mass exterminations is not only inhumane, but it is also completely ineffective at keeping flight space clear. Countless examples have demonstrated that roundups and slaughters only clear the area temporarily, as subsequent generations of geese are quick to repopulate the vacant desirable habitat.

One would think that with expert knowledge on animal populations and control, a government agency would find a more civilized and effective way to manage the problem. Please CEASE AND DESIST your goose murder program and find better tactics to handle the issue of overpopulation. It's your responsibility to preserve all life, not just that of humans.

Thank you for your time.

Petition Signatures

Nov 22, 2014 Cameron Burell
Nov 22, 2014 Maribel Ortega
Nov 22, 2014 Olivia Petty
Nov 22, 2014 Florencia Ferrero Motta
Nov 22, 2014 amelie wallet
Nov 21, 2014 Paula Lall
Nov 21, 2014 Valery Allison
Nov 21, 2014 TARYN TYNAN
Nov 21, 2014 Emilie Schaumburg
Nov 20, 2014 andrea henry
Nov 20, 2014 Annette Berghammer
Nov 20, 2014 Stephanie Jolley
Nov 20, 2014 Jacqueline Tay
Nov 19, 2014 Cindy Araya
Nov 19, 2014 Anna Tolmacheva
Nov 19, 2014 Ljubica Beganovic
Nov 19, 2014 Jody Czech
Nov 19, 2014 massimo marchesini
Nov 18, 2014 elisha winstead
Nov 18, 2014 Christian Wegenschimmel
Nov 18, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 18, 2014 Cynthia Heaney, Esq.
Nov 18, 2014 Şennur Karaağaç Please,Give Geese A Chance!
Nov 18, 2014 Axa Tolonen
Nov 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 17, 2014 Iris Mueller
Nov 17, 2014 Margit Maguire
Nov 17, 2014 Terri Bedell
Nov 17, 2014 marda DeWet
Nov 15, 2014 Dale Westwood
Nov 14, 2014 Jordan Evans
Nov 14, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 14, 2014 Janie Ellis
Nov 14, 2014 brenda rister
Nov 14, 2014 Svetlana Novotna
Nov 14, 2014 marybeth naughton
Nov 14, 2014 Lauren Lunde
Nov 14, 2014 K Cumpston
Nov 14, 2014 Amber Lancaster
Nov 14, 2014 Lynn Tran
Nov 14, 2014 Desire PRIGNON
Nov 12, 2014 Laurie Bennett
Nov 12, 2014 Connie Stowell
Nov 12, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Nov 12, 2014 Kelly Bennett
Nov 12, 2014 RD Jenkins
Nov 12, 2014 Debbie Gahan
Nov 12, 2014 Janet Martinez
Nov 11, 2014 Emily Dickinson-Adams

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