• Petitioned New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

This petition was delivered to:

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
NYC Parks
Exec. Director of the Washington Square Park Conservancy
Sarah Neilson
NYC Parks Dept. Commissioner
Veronica M. White
Governor Cuomo

Stop the murder of our Red Tailed Hawks in Washington Square Park!

    1. Sea Wings
    2. Petition by

      Sea Wings

      new paltz, NY


Please Help , In NYC we have the most beautiful and regal birds of all nesting in our parks and buildings. Yes, the Red-Tailed Hawk. We are privileged to be able to watch them build their nests, raise and lovingly care for their young all while enriching our lives in this urban jungle.   We are so honored to witness their babies learn how to fly, hunt, and sail the skies. We, are the fortunate ones being able to witness this incredible sight. Unfortunately, we also get to see them die. Rat Poison. Their death is a slow, painful and torturous one caused by eating what they natually eat, only the rodents are filled with poison put out by the NYC Park departments and WSP Conservancy. The type of poison that these institutes use for rodent control is deadly, not only to our majestic birds, but to all wildlife, our families and our own pets. We are all interconnected, what happens to one, happens to all of us. Last year, there were 6 deaths of our magnificent Red-Tailed Hawks in the NYC area, (that we know of), from this type of poison. This needs to stop immediately, there are other rodent control methods that can be used all over NYC.   Control the garbage, control the rodents.

Please care to care and sign and share this petition. AND please call:



Sarah Neilson- (212) 408-0297, ED or WSPC
Veronica M. White- (212) 360-1305, NYC Parks



Thank you!



Recent signatures


    1. Reached 2,000 signatures
    2. Decision-maker Harold Holzer responds:

      Harold Holzer

      If you are in receipt of this email you have recently communicated with me, or with Emily K. Rafferty, President of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, about recent reports that one or more young hawks seem to have taken ill in an outdoor are...

    3. Reached 250 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • christopher anderson JERSEY CITY, NJ
      • 10 months ago

      Please Help , In NYC we have the most beautiful and regal birds of all nesting in our parks and buildings.Please Help , In NYC we have the most beautiful and regal birds of all nesting in our parks and buildings.the Red-Tailed Hawk I have taken pictures of these birds.. there fantastic...

    • Sharrone R DAYTON, OH
      • 10 months ago

      When it kills a child God forbid that's when they will stop using this.

    • Patricia Hofer NEW YORK, NY
      • 10 months ago

      Stop dispensing poison before people and animals die in the streets.

    • Heidi Snellman PORTLAND, UNITED STATES
      • 10 months ago

      Rat poison is not ok - too much collateral damage. i lost my cat, Darby that way, and it was an awful death. I'm sure there's other methods that could be used - traps?

    • Kevin Caggino QUEENS, NY
      • 10 months ago

      I have a great love of all GOD our FATHERS creatures and most of all birds.we have been given the responsibility of caring for these beautiful birds.i understand that there is another way to treat the rat problem and it must be done.


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