Contact Rockefeller 'Preserve' about Biased Signs, Deer 'Management'
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Contact Rockefeller 'Preserve' about Biased Signs, Deer 'Management'

From: Animal Defenders of Westchester (ADOW)
December 11, 2018 

Rockefeller State Park preserve, located in Westchester County, has begun a policy of killing deer 'for mgmt,' using taxpayer monies - via bow hunting, the cruelest, most inaccurate 'mgmt' method - totally disregarding any humane alternatives - or simply living with them.

Please read Stop Bow Hunting in Rockefeller State Park.

In addition, Rockefeller has posted signs specifically scapegoating and incorrectly targeting the deer as an 'invasive' destructive menace to plants. (signs attached below) This serves no purpose except to create hatred for the deer to justify Rockefeller's management method. (previous incorrect signage blamed deer for Lyme disease, which is actually spread by infected mice)

This is false: Several factors contribute to minor plant attrition, including pollutants and insect damage; furthermore, large acres of trees and plants in this 'preserve' were clear-cut to construct several on-site park buildings - Rockefeller says nothing about that fact.

And instead of a 'barren' park, upon visiting last week, it was observed to be in full, lush greenery with NO evidence of destruction whatsoever.

An attorney has just send them a demand to remove these signs. This 'preserve' was previously served with legal notice advising them of their liability regarding bow hunting accidents as well, since they make no effort to advise the public of hunt times etc. These agencies cooperate with the DEC to bring in needless, cruel animal slaughter, using taxpayer monies.
If nothing else, these signs should be removed. Rather than deliberately turning the public against deer to help Rockefeller's choice to use lethal methods, park officials should treat all park inhabitants as beautiful and natural residents; this 'preserve' shouldn't use unjust prejudice to make their controversial case.

Prejudice is prejudice - whether toward human or non-human animals. The deer have the right to share the earth.

Please contact these officials and politely request they treat the deer humanely, non-lethally and also remove these biased inflammatory signs. All can be cc'd. Pease scroll down entire page

Andrew Cuomo, Governor of New York State
The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
New York State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224

Rose Harvey, Commissioner
NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
518-474-0456 (Info)
Albany, NY 12238

Susan Antenen, Preserve Manager
Rockefeller State Park Preserve
914-631-1470 Ext.101
125 Phelps Way
Pleasantville, NY 10570

Julia Jardine, Park Communications
[email protected]

Chuck Lesnick
Assistant to Governor Cuomo
[email protected]

Thomas J. Abinanti,
92AD NYS Assemblyman
[email protected]

Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Senator
35SD NYS Senator 914-423-4031
[email protected]

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