Urgent! Contact Legislators to Support Senator Latimer Geese and Turkey Protection Bill - 9 December
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Urgent! Contact Legislators to Support Senator Latimer Geese and Turkey Protection Bill - 9 December

From: Animal Defenders of Westchester (ADOW)
December 9, 2015 

THE BILL REQUIRING PRIOR NOTICE OF GEESE AND TURKEY 'CULLS' WILL BE PRESENTED TO THE NYS LEGISLATURE IN JANUARY. PLEASE CONTACT NYS SENATORS AND ASSEMBLY MEMBERS AND URGE THEM TO SUPPORT:

BILL S.2600/A.7067

***THIS NOTICE WILL BE REPEATED AGAIN NEXT WEEK IN CASE SOME REPS ARE AWAY TILL THE END OF HANUKKAH ON DEC 14; the senate is officially off 12/24-25 for Christmas and 12/31 - 1/1 for New Year's Eve and Day***

Please thank Sen. Latimer for agreeing to create this amazing bill:
ferris@nysenate.gov

Find your legislators here:
http://www.elections.ny.gov/district-map/district-map.html

The bill can be viewed here:
https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2015/s2600

This is the 'Right to Know' bill for open govt, requiring Wildlife Services to give prior notice before geese and turkey 'culls,' hold public meetings beforehand, inform applicants of humane alternatives, and bans donations of the birds to food banks. The need for this bill was described in detail in this article published in November: Our Government is Destroying Geese families In the Cruelest Way.

Wildlife Services must be stopped, there is currently zero restriction on its activities, by paid hunters protecting their jobs.  Incredibly they are now publicly 'blaming' Westchester to justify their latest anti-wildlife effort:
http://www1.nyc.gov/nyc-resources/living-with-white-tailed-deer-in-new-york-city.page

The bill will be presented at the January Legislative session; Wildlife Services has lots of friends in the legislature, and the last thing they want is 'transparency' - if possible set up in-person meetings at your reps local offices, which advocates should be doing anyway if at all possible - many of the issues we've successfully tackled have emerged from in-person meetings: You don't have to go to Albany to lobby!  We are already Lobbyists: "Definition: To seek to influence (a politician or public official) on an issue."

Read Passing Animal Friendly Legislation

Big Thanks - Let's get this great bill passed! - Animal Defenders of Westchester/Westchester4Geese


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