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From Animal Defenders of Westchester (ADOW)

We advocate on all animal protection and exploitation issues, including experimentation, factory farming, rodeos, breeders and traveling animal acts.

Wasting lives and tax dollars

Letter to the Editor as published on NY Daily News
July 13, 2015

Voicer John Torzilli is incorrect to criticize those wanting humane treatment for geese. The current method of killing birds for airline safety doesn’t work, in addition to being inhumane. You want to reduce planes colliding with birds? Upgrade airports with modern technology like avian radar and drones, which are being used to great success in other countries. Shooting birds out of the sky and gassing them on the ground is archaic, cruel, and ineffective — just another way to fool the public and enrich the USDA and Wildlife Services, using tax dollars to make the least improvements possible.

Kiley Blackman
Tuckahoe NY

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