Scarsdale Geese Desperately Need Your Help
New York residents only - please click here to
email your comments to Scarsdale officials today!
Most New Yorkers would be shocked to learn of the ongoing
extermination of families of Canada geese - mothers, fathers and their
goslings - all across the United States, and now in Scarsdale, New York.
while geese are known to be incredibly devoted to their flock and
family members, with parents often displaying impressive scare tactics
to protect their goslings from attacks, they have absolutely no
defense when agents of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA),
Wildlife Services (WS) come to round them up and kill them.
The village of Scarsdale in Westchester County has contracted with
WS, a tax-funded agency, notorious for its brutal methods of killing
hundreds of thousands of wild animals every year. Now they are planning
to round-up and kill the geese who make their home by the Audrey Hochberg Pond Preserve at the
Scarsdale Public Library, and they plan to kill them in early summer,
2013. Click here to send an email right now!
If last year's extermination of nearly 500 geese at Sprain Lake Golf
Course in Westchester County is any indication of what's to come, these
birds will be rounded up during their molting period when they cannot
fly and are entirely helpless. They will be packed in crates and trucked
to a slaughterhouse to be killed. Their lifeless bodies will be donated
to food banks with no consideration of the probable contamination of
herbicides and pesticides used in areas where these birds lived.
Killing geese is never the answer. Geese repopulate the areas where
they've been removed, locking communities into an endless,
ineffective, brutal and costly killing cycle. The only beneficiary is
WS, raking in millions of dollars by killing wild animals, many of them
native species such as Canada geese. There are efficient and humane
1) Use the form at this link to send an email
to Scarsdale's Mayor and other village officials. Tell them that
humane methods exist to provide long term solutions for communities, and
treat geese with the respect they deserve. It's a win-win situation,
but only with the political will of village officials. Urge them to
take advantage of IDA's offer to provide the village with Ovo-Control-G
AT NO COST, a proven, easily used method of oral birth control for
2) Follow up your message with a phone call to Alfred A. Gatta, Village Manager (914) 722-1110.
3) Please attend the nest meeting of the Scarsdale Parks, Recreation and Conservation Committee, where the plan to kill the geese will be addressed.
When: Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 8 p.m.
Where: Parks Recreation and Conservation Scarsdale Villager Hall, 1001 Post Rd., Scarsdale, NY 10583 – parking is available. Hall is on RT 22, North of Lord and Taylor and Mrs Greens.