NYS Senator Eric Adams joins residents and animal activists in Prospect Park, to take part in a vigil condemning the gassing death of over 250 Canadian geese in Prospect Park on July 8.
Senator Adams states: “ I was dismayed by the manner in which these majestic creatures were slaughtered. I am upset further by the absence of any notice to residents; I am aware that numerous individuals visit the park to watch and feed the geese, and that many were alarmed by the absence of these beautiful birds.
“I am convinced that a more humane method might have been used to control the goose population. The operation was conducted under the auspices of the United States Department of Agriculture, and I would urge any individual who was distressed to write both to them and to his/her federal representatives (Senators Schumer and Gillibrand and Congressperson Yvette Clarke). The geese were removed as a result of the “danger posed to civil aviation,” and a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration would also be appropriate.
“I will be attending this vigil to further underscore my unhappiness with how this situation was handled. Our animal population must not die needlessly, and inhumanely, to suit the needs of humans.
DATE/TIME: Saturday, July 17, 2010 – 6:30 PM
PLACE: Prospect Park
450 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225
(Vigil will be held by the lake, near the gazebo)