NO POWER PLANTS HERE!
Lee Sneden, a member of the Torne Valley Preservation Association
asked Peter Muller and Anne Muller of Wildlife Watch to weigh
in for wildlife on the building of a power plant in Hillburn,
Peter is addressing the judge at a public hearing. Our
message: NO WAY, JOSE. Animals need a safe environment, too.
NO TOWN SHOOTING! YES!
C.A.S.H., Wildlife Watch, and SCAR (Student
Coalition for Animal Rights), and an outraged public attended
a meeting of the New Paltz Town Board after hearing that Fawn
Tantillo had brought in oodles of hunters the week before to
fight against a draft law that would have banned shooting on
town owned property. We argued for the sanity of the ban, telling
the board that their responsibility is to protect the citizens.
Fawn is standing in the back attacking Wildlife Watch for being
C.A.S.H. and calling Anne Muller an "animal rights" person.
Real fawns aren't silly. During the summer, the draft law has
been in limbo, but will soon be revisited.
NIGHTMARE ON THE FARM OF JOHN
UNDERHILL, POUGHKEEPSIE NY
baby died of starvation over her dead mother's body while trying
to nurse. Her mother was killed by a hunter who used a depredation
permit, with the blessings of the DEC, to kill out of the usual
killing "season." He killed the mother and let the
dependent fawns fend for themselves. The other fawn was rescued.
This depraved indifference to life is what game agencies
call resolving a "nuisance problem" or another euphemism
is "conservation." The bullets used paid into the "Conservation
Fund" to promote more hunting!
Thanks to someone who is willing to come forward much can
be done. A state Assemblyman's office has now become involved
and the farm minimally will have its depredation permits revoked.
We heard it was a regular poaching ground. Depredation permits
are basically out-of-season hunting opportunity done under
the guise of protecting crops.
THE FOREST IS NO PLACE TO HUNT!
Watch attended this forest use meeting to speak out against
hunting where people bike, hike and do other non-consumptive
recreational activities. Forest use is becoming increasingly
valuable to people as it is diminishing. Many complained about
motorized vehicles disturbing their spiritual communion with
nature. Huh? Shotgun blasts and rifle semi-automatic fire doesn't
Call your local DNR to find out when these meetings take
place and speak out against hunting.
Wildlife Watch arranged for contact with GeesePeace and
the Town of Woodbury. Woodbury then brought in several neighboring
towns, thus heading off a goose kill in the area. Thank you
to GeesePeace, Holly Hazard and Dave Feld for giving an excellent
presentation to the towns that prevented goose kills.
Wildlife Watch heavily lobbied in the Town of S. Fallsburg
last year. Our efforts paid off this year when we were assured
by the Town Supervisor that there would be NO KILLING of geese
in the Town.
And, what about the golf courses? NO KILLING!
C.AS.H. mailed action alerts to our PA members to ask them
to attend a public meeting to demand the enforcement of trespassing
laws during hunting season. Contact David Kveragas 570-587-3429
to keep abreast of this issue
an alert to our GA members on behalf of Georgia Earth Alliance
(GEA) to kill the "right to hunt" bill. YEA GEA!
It failed to pass!