Mute swan slaughter to be put on hold in New York State.
by Maria Mooney
Categories: Animals, Causes
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Senator Tony Avella introduced a bill last week that would put a plan to slaughter 2,200 wild mute swans by 2025 on hold for two years.

The beautiful birds have become “pests”, according to a Department of Environmental Conservation biologist, in Long Island and the lower Hudson Valley due to the fact that they are rising numbers, polluting water, displacing birds native in the area, showing aggression toward people and becoming hazardous to local aviation. The environmental agency is looking to have the swans declared a “prohibited invasive species”.

Avella, a longtime supporter of animal issues, said about his desire to stop the cull, “I was horrified to learn that our state wildlife agency would make such an extreme, unfounded proposal, and do not believe that the DEC has provided evidence to justify the elimination of these beautiful swans.”

The elegant birds were imported from Europe in the late 1800s to “decorate” private estates, but now they are no long needed and appear to be considered disposable. It’s time we stop using animals for our own needs so that we can avoid unfortunate situations like this in the future.

Photo Credit: Shutterstock

VIA SFGate

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Maria Mooney, MSW, LSW, is a raw vegan licensed social worker, certified holistic health coach, research and editorial assistant at KrisCarr.com and freelance writer. After years of suffering with chronic health conditions, she is healing herself through a plant-based diet, radical self-care and consuming self love, and she wants to teach you how to do the same. She has done it all, including the Gerson Therapy and Hippocrates Health Institute's Life Transformation program. She knows how to make delicious juices, grow wheat grass, sprout anything and everything, create mouth-watering, healthy treats, grow shoots and more! She is also licensed in the mental health field and loves to marry mental health healing with physical healing to teach her clients to be themselves, love themselves and heal themselves. Contact her at MariaMooney.com for a free health consultation today!

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  • dennis madden

    Eliminate The Humans and leave the swans alone.

    • Thanatos

      They are an invasive species, if they let them breed there is the possibility other species will become endangered

      • dennis madden

        Humans are a invasive species also. Lot more humans then Swans.

  • dennis madden

    Humans are a invasive species.