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Mayor Calls 'Emergency' Meeting, hopes to promote fear, hatred for wildlife


September 25, 2015

Kiley Blackman
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Rosenblum continues war on wildlife after failed attempt at killing geese
Westchester County, NY - Not content with the lack of support he garnered at two previous meetings, Mamaroneck Mayor Norman Rosenblum has announced an 'emergency' meeting seeking support for slaughtering and otherwise dispatching deer and coyotes.

The meeting will be held Friday, Sept 25, 2015, 7 PM at the Mamk Court Room, 169 Mt Pleasant Ave. Several animal advocacy groups, including Animal Defenders of Westchester (ADOW) will be in attendance.  
Rosenblum, with the help of Rye Mayor Joe Sack, has held two previous meetings urging massive deer slaughter 'on a state-wide level,' citing some resident's 'concern for health, safety and welfare of property and person' - while providing no examples of such issues. 

Rosenblum mentions Lyme disease and having to stop for deer in traffic as his concerns - despite the fact that lymes is predominantly carried by mice. Read Lyme Disease - General Information and FAQ.

"The white-footed mouse is the primary carrier of the Lyme disease bacterium." Read Protect Yourself from Ticks and Lyme Disease.

​Read Lyme Disease is hard to catch and easy to halt, study finds.

Rosenblum also ignores the fact that car drivers actually stop for innumerable stop lights, ambulances, bike riders, etc, and the least amount of all for wildlife. Rosenblum was previously unsuccessful in killing geese in Mamaroneck, despite a massive, unwavering effort on his part.

Kiley Blackman, Founder of ADOW, said, "Mayor Rosenblum is a one-issue oligarch who has no business overseeing a rural village area, where he's taken the bizarre position that wildlife must get out - he should go to a big city where he he can find something else to pick on and scapegoat, if they'd have him at all.

"He tried to blame the geese for Mamk's chronic water problems and was shown to be a liar; he's using the animals now as a smokescreen for such issues as the fact that Mamk has well over $3 million in overruns on capital projects in the last 3 1/2 years. The danger of bringing bowhunters into Mamk has also been raised, as well as liability issues: A Notice of Dangerous Condition has been served on the Village - and if lawsuits emerge as a result of the mayor's action, property taxes could skyrocket."

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