BY ANNE MULLER
One of the dearest people I've met in this movement is Lindy
P. Without her permission, I dare not mention her full name, as
Lindy must remain hidden from the game agencies who would say she
had stolen their property. Lindy walks the waterfronts searching
for Canada geese in need of help. Under
cover, she runs what she calls a "hospice" in her home
for Canada geese who would otherwise live miserable, short lives
due to direct cruelty and careless disregard for the environment.
Wildlife is impacted heavily by development, chemicals, poisons
Lindy has begun to document the squalid conditions of the geese
who live in the shadows of the mega development projects
along the Hudson River in New Jersey. The area is known as the "Gold
Lindy calls the geese her "Little Dear Ones". She
travels by foot or bus carrying heavy bags of supplies over miles
of riverfront in search of those souls who are inconsequential
to everyone but the few who want to hurt or help them. She
knows them all by name, she brings them food, she tries to capture
those who have little time left in order to bring them some relief.
Would she call the DEC? Not in your life! The DEC is not concerned
about a goose, but only about geese, and geese who can fly, not
those who can't. Of course, hunters prefer shooting geese in flight.
Where are the DEC Environmental Conservation Officers (ECOs)
officers when it comes to enforcing pollution laws?
In the Sept. 10, 1999 minutes of the State of NY Conservation
Fund Advisory Board (they control the money of the game agencies)
it says: "Most ECO work is basic fish and wildlife problems
and only about five percent involve the more complicated issues
such as hazardous materials."
The DEC Division of Law Enforcement
was asked to save money and said they would THROUGH ATTRITION
AND CREATION OF VACANCIES!
The poor creatures in these photos are victims of pollution,
violence and indifference. Bless Lindy and her Little Dear Ones.
All photos by Lindy P.