LOHV-Rockland interviews Rockland County Legislator Ellen Jaffee who is
delighted to have LOHV’s endorsement for the NYS Assembly in District
LOHV PRESENTATION IN SCOTIA, NY
Scotia New York made the headlines in June of this year. When the
mayor and the USDA, it changes its name every few years in a desperate
attempt to hide its function. Photo: Peter listens before he
replies – a newly acquired skill
Simply put, they are a wildlife extermination service run by the
federal government, killing for a fee. Scotia town officials contracted
with them to do-in hundreds of Canada geese. Every major TV station
attended the public hearing.
The residents of Scotia spoke out at village meetings. Anne Muller
spoke at the Village meeting as well. All to no avail, the trustees,
with their heads firmly buried in the sand, decided to proceed with the
roundup and slaughter!
The caring public speaks about the futility and cruelty of the
Some members of the board listen while the mayor continues
to study his race-form.
AMAZING HAZING SAVED THE GEESE
The plan was to round up the geese and have them slaughtered while
they were molting from late June to early August. After not finding it
productive to try to explain to the trustees that the Wildlife Service
plan wouldn’t work – the Scotia activists, with Laurie Brown as
spokesperson, took matters into their own hands. They went out into the
lake in canoes and kayaks and chased the geese away from where they were
to be kidnapped.
Wildlife Service operatives had to admit to the village that they
could not fulfill their contract because there were no geese on the
Wildlife Watch’s full text presentation at the Scotia meeting
can be read at
www.all-creatures.org/cash, but the most important point made was
League of Humane Voters - LOHV chapter would be launched in Scotia, NY
within a matter of weeks AND IT CAME TO PASS.
Following the amazing hazing that the Scotia activists did 24/7 at
Collins Lake Park where the roundup was to occur, there were no geese
left to kill-
LOHV HAS BEEN LAUNCHED IN SCOTIA!
Thanks to Patty Keelan, Scotia has instituted a League of Humane
Voters after LOHV’s presentation. With the kind of spunk and
determination shown by the residents of Scotia – there is every reason
to expect them to become one of LOHV’s most active chapters.
Presentation in Scotia, New York