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URBAN WILDLIFE COALITION – NYC
UWC-NYC SEEKS TO MOBILIZE those of like mind for the benefit of
raising awareness and changing urban policies which are cruel and
UWC-NYC DEMANDS that New York City — and cities across the globe —
come to terms with the well-being of ALL their inhabitants, INCLUDING
squirrels, pigeons, starlings, geese, ducks, raccoons, sparrows, robins
— ALL OF THEM.
WE DEMAND that New York City reject its current lethal policies
toward urban creatures and believe it is possible, and necessary, to
envision a city with humane policies. This would include innovative,
creative solutions as opposed to “poisoning” or “wires” and — our
personal favorite — “culling” [killing outright]
Johanna Clearfield heads the UWC-NYC. She is a pigeon rehabilitator
In response to one of the most frequently asked questions: don’t
pigeons spread diseases? the UWC posts the following:
“The New York City Department of Health has no documented cases of
communicable disease transmitted from pigeons to humans.” - Dr. Manuel
Vargas, New York City Department of Health.
“People worry that pigeons carry disease,’ but the danger is ‘an
exaggeration created by pest control companies looking for business.” -
Guy Hodge, Naturalist for the Humane Society of the United States.
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Photo by Johanna Clearfield