Cancel the plan to remove/kill all Mute Swans by 2025
  • Petitioned NYSDEC Bureau of Wildlife, Swan Management Plan, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4754

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NYSDEC Bureau of Wildlife, Swan Management Plan, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4754
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Cancel the plan to remove/kill all Mute Swans by 2025

    1. jennifer lysogorski
    2. Petition by

      jennifer lysogorski

      Wading River, NY

NYS Dept of Conservation wants to kill and/or remove all mute swans from NY by 2025.  The swans are not over populated and only aggressive if approached when they have young cygnets.  They are a beautiful bird, graceful and majestic.  They are monogamous and often reuse the same nest each year, restoring or rebuilding it as needed. Male and female swans share the care of the nest, and once the cygnets are fledged it is not uncommon to see whole families looking for food. 

Swans were protected until 2005 and some advocacy groups say they are native to this area, not invasive.

Please join me by signing this petition to save these amazing creatures.  It breaks my heart to think of them shot and killed when they are so devoted to family and stay with one mate for their life.

To:
NYSDEC Bureau of Wildlife, Swan Management Plan, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4754
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Stop the plan to kill and remove all the swans from NY and Long Island.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Denise Malone WESTBURY, NY
      • 8 months ago

      The Swans are here because God put them here and only God can remove them. Not man!

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    • Luis Eduardo Barboza SAN JOSé, COSTA RICA
      • 9 months ago

      No a la matason de cisnes.

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    • Lauren Koenig NASHVILLE, TN
      • 9 months ago

      This seems like a drastic measure, especially as they have now been in New York for over 100 years and the ecosystem has a chance to adapt. Perhaps more moderate measures could be considered, such as removing eggs only and letting adults die out naturally. Biology isn't about individualism, but out of all 'invasive species' issues to spend funding on, why suddenly this one at this time?

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    • Dennis Foulke BYRON, IL
      • 9 months ago

      How are they a threat to the environment. More likely they are a threat to someones development plans. Killing the swans is senseless. Let beauty of wild life be!

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    • Candace Foulke BYRON, IL
      • 9 months ago

      They are living, breathing creatures with as much right to be here as any of us. They need our help now so they will be here for future generations. They are a sign of something positive and beautiful in this world - how could you think of killing them?

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