Anatidae is the biological family of birds that includes ducks, geese and swans.
This is a video of ducks, swans and Canada Geese with their goslings.
As you know, in July 2010 the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in collaboration with the Bloomberg government killed 400 Canada geese in Prospect Park. People do not want this to happen again.
On March 26, 2011, Mary Beth organized “Hands Around the Lake” Council Member Letitia James, New York State Senator Eric Adams, activists and other caring people were at the event.
On April 2 2011, there was another demonstration, “A tribute to the geese at Tupper’s Gala” video and photos here.
See pictures of the new babies here
Some members of the group “For the love of the geese in Prospect Park” started a 24/7 goose watch in the Park. They want to prevent the government to come again and kill the 15-20 Canada geese and the four babies.
Advocates, business owners and other people who care about the geese and other wild animals in the park will be monitoring 24/7.
Do you want to help? Why should you do something to protect geese and Mother Nature in general?
You should get involve because… “First they came…” is a famous statement attributed to Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) about the inactivity of German intellectuals following the Nazi rise to power and the purging of their chosen targets, group after group. The text of the quotation is usually presented roughly as follows:
“First they came for the communists,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn’t speak out because I wasn’t a Jew.
Then they came for me
and there was no one left to speak for me.”
Speak out for others, so others speak out for you!