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Animal Defenders of Westchester
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Yonkers, NY 10704

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IMPORTANT:  LARCHMONT-MAMARONECK PATCH HAS NOW UPDATED TODAY'S ARTICLE ON THE ABORTED GEESEBUSTERS DEMO TO INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION
April 10, 2013

From http://larchmont.patch.com/articles/mamaroneck-opposes-geesebuster-demonstration-in-harbor-island#video-13933002

"Further, Slingerland added, "The village is not killing the geese. The board has authorized us to proceed with the USDA only utilizing non-lethal methods."

But the village will not be amending the contract, said Slingerland.

"We have given the USDA the village's directive and they agreed—the present board majority of the village will not allow any geese to be killed as part of this management plan.  I will regularly reinforce that with them."

The village manager said that costs earmarked for the original program—approximately $8,700—would be reallocated to expand the egg oiling program.

"Based on the board’s discussions and my written communications of that policy directive to the USDA they agreed they would not kill the geese. The contract I signed in December outlines the costs separately for goose processing, and we have already agreed with them to reallocate that for egg-oiling only," said Slingerland, continuing, "If an amendment to the contract is required to ensure the geese will not be killed then I will obtain that."

THIS IS 100% UNACCEPTABLE.  THE USDA CONTRACT MUST BE AMENDED - A 'SEPARATE NOTE' FROM SLINGERLAND SAYING THE VILLAGE 'DOESN'T WANT SLAUGHTER' DOES NOT CHANGE THE CONTRACT.   MAMK HAS REPEATEDLY STATED IN WRITING THAT THEY ARE AMENDING THE CONTRACT.  THERE IS NO 'IF IT IS REQUIRED' - LEGALLY IT IS REQUIRED.

He states in a separate communication dated 4/10, 'IF AN AMENDMENT IS REQUIRED TO ENSURE THE GEESE ARE NOT KILLED, THEN I WILL OBTAIN THAT.'  Obtain it now, Mr. Slingerland - Don't wait for the USDA to 'lose' your separate note.

PLEASE MAKE POLITE BUT FORTHRIGHT COMMENTS TO THE FOLLOWING CONTACTS::  

<MayorandBoard@vomny.org>

C Goldberger <cgoldberger@mgslawyers.com>

Richard Slingerland <RSlingerland@vomny.org>

 Mayor and Board <MayorandBoard@vomny.org>,

 Daniel Sarnoff <dsarnoff@vomny.org>,

 Agostino Fusco <afusco@vomny.org>,

 Rosanne Saracino <rsaracino@vomny.org>
 
ILISA MILLER, TRUSTEE
 
imiller@vomny.org
 
LEON POTOK, TRUSTEE
 
lpotok@vomny.org
 
ANDRES BERMUDEZ HALLSTROM, TRUSTEE
 
abermudez@vomny.org
 
WESTCHESTER COUNTY EXECUTIVE ROB ASTORINO
 
CEO@WESTCHESTERGOV.COM
 
STEVEN OTIS, ASSEMBLYPERSON, 91 DISTRICT
 
otisS@assembly.state.ny.us
 
GEORGE LATIMER, NYS SENATE, 37 DISTRICT
 
LATIMER@NYSSENATE.GOV


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