Both the New Paltz Village and New Paltz Town Boards have
passed memorializing resolutions supporting the Home Rule Trapping Bill in
the NYS Legislature. The Village’s resolution reads as follows:
RESOLUTION OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE VILLAGE OF NEW
PALTZ MEMORIALIZING THE BOARD’S POSITION TO THE TWO HOUSES OF THE STATE
LEGISLATURE SUPPORTING PROPOSED LEGISLATION THAT WOULD ALLOW COUNTY AND/OR
MUNICIPAL CONTROL OF TRAPPING
WHEREAS, the Village of New Paltz has experienced
incidents in trapping of wildlife that have been harmful and posed a danger
to domesticated animals and children due to the location and manner of said
WHEREAS, said trapping apparently was within the rules,
regulations, and guidelines enforced by the State Department of
Environmental Conservation, and
WHEREAS, there exists a bill currently being considered by
the NY State Legislature that would provide that each county within the
State could limit, restrict, or prohibit trapping within its local municipal
limits and provides that municipalities may do so by local law or ordinance.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT
RESOLVED, that the Village Board of the Village of New
Paltz in regular session duly convened does hereby memorialize the Board’s
position to the Legislature of the State of New York that it fully supports
New York Senate Bill 2901 (2003) introduced by Senator Frank Padavan and
such companion legislation as may exist in the Assembly of the State of New
BY ORDER OF THE VILLAGE BOARD OF THE VILLAGE OF NEW PALTZ,
Dated: September 22, 2003 Jean Gallucci, Village Clerk
Please ask your boards to pass similar resolutions and
send them to the state representatives. Kindly forward copies to us for the
Justice for Sweet Sadie Continues. Sadie was killed by
trappers who were trapping beavers on a privately owned wetland property.
The owners admitted they were trying to dry it up to win approvals for
future development. We are grateful to Del Seligman, Esq. and her
organization Animal Advocates Inc for handling the case pro bono. Del is
always there for the animals.
Wildlife Watch Emergency Hotline
Lauren Marcus, on the phone.
Saw much activity during the summer and early fall. Lauren
Marcus has been fielding the calls for Wildlife Watch that come from several
different NY Counties and networking with wildlife rehabilitators to handle
the many situations that came in. Wildlife Watch helps a wide range of
wildlife via the hotline who would otherwise be left to die without help. We
are eternally grateful to Marilyn Leybra for going beyond what seems humanly
possible to help wildlife in distress.
Wildlife Watch’s Anne Muller, Peter Muller, and Joe Miele
along with NJARA’s representative Terry Fritzges attended a informational
exchange meeting with NJ Assemblyman Matt Ahearn to seek advice about
getting support against hunting and other wildlife abuse moved up on the
list of priorities for the state legislature.
C.A.S.H. attends demonstration to save NJ’s black bears.
Joe and Delia Miele holding the C.A.S.H. banner at the Demonstration to Save
New Jersey’s black bears that was called by Save Our Bears and NJARA.
To learn how you can help the bears go to:
; or contact: The Bear Education And Resource Group, Lynda Smith,
Director PO Box 918, Hewitt, NJ 07421, Phone: (973) 853-BEAR; Email:
Wildlife Watch speaks at press conference in Albany to
voice our protest against Governor Pataki’s Veto of the canned hunt bill.
Please see website:
www.PitilessPataki.com to see what you
can do to continue pressure. Governor George E. Pataki, State Capitol,
Albany, NY 12224, Phone: 518-474-1041 and 518-474-8390, Fax: 518-474-1513,
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