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



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!


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

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