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Final signature count: 22,285
Sponsored by: The Animal Rescue Site

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.

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

May 15, 2017 theresa kaiser
May 15, 2017 Justine WONT KNOW
May 15, 2017 Elena Burankova
May 13, 2017 Kristina Sedic
May 13, 2017 Paola Venezia
May 12, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 11, 2017 (Name not displayed) So your response to an unfortunate ACCIDENT is to kill geese. Ridiculous and incredibly ignorant!! I'm ashamed to be a New Yorker after reading this.
May 11, 2017 Denise Garner
May 11, 2017 Joyce Barringer
May 11, 2017 Isabella Ireland
May 10, 2017 Paul Whitfield
May 10, 2017 Jameson Sachs
May 10, 2017 Sławomir Prucnal
May 9, 2017 Denise Simpson
May 9, 2017 rachel rolston
May 9, 2017 misty decker
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May 8, 2017 Cathy Dennler
May 8, 2017 Evelyn Betancourt
May 7, 2017 Karyn Pappel
May 7, 2017 Adrienne Estrada
May 6, 2017 Ed Benner
May 6, 2017 Leila Martirez
May 6, 2017 Jane Goldstein
May 5, 2017 Samantha Shambaugh
May 5, 2017 Sarah Vickery
May 5, 2017 Helle Norberg
May 5, 2017 Anton Lorien
May 3, 2017 Dr.Sadie Lewis
May 3, 2017 Natalia Smirnova
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May 2, 2017 (Name not displayed)
May 2, 2017 Diana Grob
May 2, 2017 anne lefebvre
May 2, 2017 Artur Xavier
May 2, 2017 Susan Lewitt There has got to be a better way
May 2, 2017 Astrid Haigh-Smith
May 2, 2017 Hilary Capstick
May 2, 2017 Rosemarie DiFrancesco
Apr 28, 2017 Isis Mendez
Apr 26, 2017 Clare Jones
Apr 25, 2017 Roberto Penaherrera
Apr 24, 2017 Kathy Barnes
Apr 24, 2017 Henrietta Komras As usual, MEN who are VIOLENT BABIES WITH NO EMPATHY are torturing animals
Apr 24, 2017 Yolanda Bernhard
Apr 24, 2017 Sandra Holbrook
Apr 24, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Apr 23, 2017 Melissa Rodriguez
Apr 23, 2017 Kim Williams

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