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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


Feb 25, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 25, 2017 Petros Aloneftis
Feb 25, 2017 Diane Thielemann
Feb 24, 2017 Marilyn Miravalles
Feb 24, 2017 Susan Borys
Feb 24, 2017 Jackie Ludwig
Feb 24, 2017 Holly Black
Feb 24, 2017 Tracy Birrell Cruel and unnecessary!
Feb 24, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 24, 2017 Joy Kett Stop this disgusting practise
Feb 24, 2017 linda Cook
Feb 23, 2017 Tilly Vandevenne
Feb 23, 2017 Theresa Tucker
Feb 23, 2017 Diane M McCoy
Feb 23, 2017 Nancy Rooney
Feb 23, 2017 Luigi Iannucci
Feb 22, 2017 Rosie Iniguez
Feb 22, 2017 Kristine Richter
Feb 21, 2017 Tina Keeling
Feb 21, 2017 Debby Roegner
Feb 21, 2017 Kristin Dubovsky
Feb 21, 2017 janice pemberton
Feb 21, 2017 Heather Cohen
Feb 21, 2017 Traci Moreno
Feb 20, 2017 Eleonora De Giorgio
Feb 20, 2017 Caterina Raviglione
Feb 19, 2017 Major Escape
Feb 18, 2017 Melissa Smith
Feb 18, 2017 melissa bird
Feb 18, 2017 Elisabeth Hansson
Feb 17, 2017 Carol Brandt Yet another facet of senseless cruelty.
Feb 17, 2017 Pamela McBee
Feb 16, 2017 Donna Tanner
Feb 15, 2017 Kim Warmington
Feb 14, 2017 Maria Johnson
Feb 13, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 13, 2017 Kelly Davis it is stupidity if you continue to do this and it isnt working...plus its cruel to suffocate an animal
Feb 12, 2017 steven rule
Feb 12, 2017 michele rule
Feb 12, 2017 Lenore Solomon
Feb 12, 2017 amelia vitale
Feb 11, 2017 Kelly Hill Don't put geese in a gas chamber.Stop this horror!!!!
Feb 11, 2017 Nico Sandman
Feb 9, 2017 julian zrnic
Feb 9, 2017 Teah Batdorf
Feb 8, 2017 penny larnkjaer
Feb 8, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 8, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Feb 7, 2017 Susan Glarum
Feb 7, 2017 Emma Bloebaum

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