Say NO to the Cruel Gassing of Geese in the Town of North Hempstead
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Say NO to the Cruel Gassing of Geese in the Town of North Hempstead

    1. Petition by

      Long Island Orchestrating for Animals

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May 2013

Victory

From Petition Creator: Town Supervisor Jon Kaiman Gives Us His Word! LION President John Di Leonardo met with North Hempstead Town Supervisor Jon Kaiman on Thursday, May 23, to discuss alternatives to the proposed goose slaughter by gassing. Unofficially, we are victorious! Jon Kaiman verbally committed to us that he will not kill any geese for the 2013 year, and LION has offered to continue working with him to find alternative methods so killing these beautiful creatures is never an option again. We thank you to all those who came to the rally outside of the Town of North Hempstead Town Hall, even in the rain! It was very nice meeting such amazing and wonderful activists and we look forward to seeing and working with you all in the future. We also would like to thank all of those who have worked behind the scenes, collecting signatures and sending out press releases. We appreciate you all more than you know. All of us at LION would like to extend special thanks to Edita from Friends of Animals, David Karopkin from GooseWatch, Terry Pratt from Stars in the Forest, Liz Stein, NYCLASS, Scott Levenson of The Advance Group, and Avery Scott for their hard work in making this unofficial victory possible. (Expect an official statement next week!)

Gassing animals is not humane and not for the good of the animals.  It should not be called euthanasia and it should not be considered any sort of a permanent fix.  If the Town goes through with their current plan, the very next flock of geese to fly over will see a suitable vacant spot and the Town will be back at square one, except with a lot on their conscience.

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    1. Town Supervisor Jon Kaiman Gives Us His Word, NO Geese Killing for 2013!!

      LION President John Di Leonardo met with North Hempstead Town Supervisor Jon Kaiman on Thursday, May 23, to discuss alternatives to the proposed goose slaughter by gassing. Unofficially, we are victorious! Jon Kaiman verbally committed to us that he will not kill any geese for the 2013 year, and LION has offered to continue working with him to find alternative methods so killing these beautiful creatures is never an option again.

      We thank you to all those who came to the rally outside of the Town of North Hempstead Town Hall, even in the rain! It was very nice meeting such amazing and wonderful activists and we look forward to seeing and working with you all in the future. We also would like to thank all of those who have worked behind the scenes, collecting signatures and sending out press releases. We appreciate you all more than you know.

      All of us at LION would like to extend special thanks to Edita from Friends of Animals, David Ka

    2. Reached 1,500 signatures
    3. Town Hall Update!

      The North Hempstead town hall meeting went very well last night with many LION advocates and representatives from other groups, such as the international Friends of Animals, in attendance. Teresa Pratt, a wonderful water-fowl rescuer who actually took in a gosling I rescued years ago, was also in attendance along with many wonderful wildlife rehabilitators.

      Dozens spoke in opposition to the gassing with only one person in support of it. Graciously, the Town of North Hempstead board members and Supervisor Jon Kaiman extended the meeting at least an hour and a half in order to let us all speak.

      After the meeting, Councilperson Angelo P. Ferrara and Councilperson Dina M. DeGiorgio even took the time to come down from their formal chairs and speak to me and other advocates.

      Please continue to share this petition to be submitted to the board: http://www.change.org/petitions/say-no-to-the-cruel-gassing-of-gee

    4. Reached 500 signatures
    5. Town of Hempstead Town Hall Meeting Tonight 5/14/2013

      John, President of Long Island Orchestrating for Nature along with Edita Birnkrant, NY Director of Friends of Animals will be attending the Town of North Hempstead Town Hall Meeting to submit comments against the proposed cruel gassing of these geese. We will have updates immediately after this is held. Stay Tuned!

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