Rally to demo AR community's outrage over UDSA's gassing of geese in Bergen Cty

From: Anthony
Sent on: Wednesday, June 30, 2010 11:57 AM
****Attention NJ/NY animal/earth liberation activists!!!****

... I strongly encourage each and every activist to stand with CAAF and FAUN this Saturday, July 3rd, as we demonstrate our common love and respect for the geese who are being secretly absconded by USDA agents in Bergen County Parks, to be subsequently GASSED under cover of darkness, deliberately hidden from public view/scrutiny!! Please demonstrate your compassion for these gentle birds by submitting phonecalls/emails to the Bergen County Freeholders in accordance with instructions below, as well as JOINING US at this very important rally for the geese on Saturday July 3rd at 12:00pm, at the Saddle River County Park in Saddle Brook, NJ.

All pertinent details follow, I implore each and every one of you to read carefully and make every effort to join us. We must blow this foul business out into the open, every voice will make a difference!!!! I will be there, and I hope alot of you will find it within yourselves to join us!!!!

Blessed Be ALL animals, and all friends of animals!!!!!

Anthony Botti

Please Email/Call This Week & Rally for Geese Sat. 7/3/10!!!!

Background: The Bergen County, NJ parks contracted the USDA to begin gassing geese late last
week pre-dawn, under the cover of darkness, so nobody would know (@ 6/25/10). If not for an
eyewitness who happened upon the scene @ 6:30 am when it was finishing, we never would have known.

The geese are currently molting and therefore, they are flightless, with no chance of escape! Imagine
their terror as they are shoved en masse into trucks and then extirpated with Carbon Dioxide. What
makes this particularly sad is that the Bergen County, NJ parks department has worked harmoniously with GeesePeace over the last 3 years! GeesePeace is a group of volunteers who perform humane goose population control methods.

Ridgewood GeesePeace, the local group, has a weblog about their efforts in Ridgewood, as well as the
county parks


(They?ve oiled hundreds of eggs in Bergen County, & can work with towns who need site aversion programs, etc.) If GeesePeace is a presence in Bergen Co. already, then why pursue lethal techniques? Go to


for more facts for your emails and calls. There are alternatives!

Actions to Take:

1. Write and call the Bergen County Parks Dept.
Director Raymond Dressler
[address removed]


Executive Dennis McNerney

- you complete a form (Info. below & so is a sample email. )

2. Help us raise awareness about this perverse, unnecessary massacre of helpless, sentient birds! There will be a Rally for the geese on Saturday, July 3rd, from 12:00 ? through 1:15pm (while the picnic lunch crowd is burgeoning) at the Saddle River County Park. The main entrance of the park (for GPS):

760 Saddle River Road,
Saddle Brook, NJ 07663

(across from Louis Street).

The decision-makers never want people to know the truth, so to prevent further death & public
deception, please join us for a rally so we can let the locals know what is going on under their noses, as well as get a picture/some exposure in the local paper. If you have any questions:

[address removed]

PLEASE Cc the Bergen County Freeholders


James Carroll [address removed]

Elizabeth Calabrese

[address removed]

David Ganz
[address removed]

Bernadette McPherson
[address removed]

John Driscoll, Jr.
[address removed]

Robert Hermansen
[address removed]

Raymond W. Dressler, Director Bergen Co. Parks
[address removed]

Please complete the form and submit to the Bergen County Exec.,
Dennis McNerney

Under topic, put ?Geese Gassing in Saddle River Park?

Bergen County Executive phone:

ONE Bergen County Plaza Floor
5 Rm. 580 Hackensack, NJ 07601

My sample email to County Exec. McNerney:

I strongly oppose the gassing of geese that took place last week in the Saddle River County Park, specifically in the Otto Pehle area, the Rochelle Park area, the Ridgewood Duck Pond, and the
Glen Rock Duck Pond. The geese were molting, so they were flightless when they were trapped and gassed with Carbon Dioxide! The geese could have been coaxed to leave the area before they

Particularly treacherous is the fact that Bergen County Parks work with GeesePeace. GeesePeace is a
non-lethal management group of volunteers and they are a link on your Park's Dept. website! I was proud that Bergen County worked with non-lethal geese control. I know Park's Director Ray Dressler
had reached out to Bergen County mayors in an effort to broaden the non-lethal program, and this Spring, the Parks Department sponsored GeesePeace training around the county. They had been a good partner.

Geesepeace could have recommended a site aversion program in late May or early June. Instead, Bergen County chose to spend tax dollars by contracting the USDA to gas these animals.

I am truly disappointed to be a Bergen County resident right now and I sincerely hope that you will direct the Parks Dept. to stop this program immediately and never continue it again. ~ Concerned Citizen X

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