Thursday, February 20, 2014

Update: 'NYS DEC: Stop NY Swan Killing Plan' on Change.org

Deadline to Comment Friday, Feb. 21, 2014‏

Tomorrow Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 is the deadline to comment on the DEC's mute swan management plan. Many thanks to everyone who has spoken up in defense of New York's swans! If you have not commented yet, please do so today - email fwwildlf@gw.dec.state.ny.us, even if it's just one sentence: "I oppose the DEC Mute Swan Management Plan" or sign one or all of the following petitions:

GooseWatch NYC - http://chn.ge/1etxGxG
ASPCA - http://bit.ly/1ch1IUO
In Defense of Animals - http://bit.ly/1jbzVa4
Regal Swan Foundation - http://chn.ge/1fdlzH0
Save Mute Swans - http://chn.ge/Mzt3YY

NY Times article
In case you missed this, the NY Times ran a terrific OpEd against the DEC's plan. Please read, comment, and share this important article: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/18/opinion/speaking-up-for-the-mute-swan.html?_r=0

Legislation Alert!
Finally, last week, Brooklyn Assembly Member Steven Cymbrowitz became the first elected official to speak out against the DEC's plan, and with the help of Friends of Animals, State Senator Tony Avella has introduced legislation which would place a two-year moratorium on the execution plan, and the bill has been co-sponsored by Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz, Assemblyman Fred Thiele, and Assemblyman Steve Englebright, State Senators Brad Hoylman and Jose Serrano have joined as co-sponsors to the legislation as well!

http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?bn=A08790&term=2013
http://assembly.state.ny.us/leg/?term=2013&bn=S06589

Read more: http://bit.ly/1jclmCz

Please call your NY Senator & Assembly member and tell them that it's crucial they sign on as co-sponsors and pass S.6589 / A.8790, and ask them to send a letter to the DEC opposing this plan. The legislation text can be read here: http://bit.ly/1fdEgVR

Thanks!

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