2,000 Mute Swans in New York State are being threatened by a plan to kill them, on the grounds that they are harming the natural world. As we know, it is humans, not swans, that harm the natural world. Please read more about this issue on the Friends of Animals website. The link is given below, at the end. And please write a polite letter to help save the swans. Thank you.
Letter sent to
NYSDEC Bureau of Wildlife,
Swan Management Plan,
Dear Madam, Sir,
Please cancel the plan to kill 2,000 Mute Swans in New York State.
Mute Swans and other waterbirds do not destroy habitat. They are part of the natural world — a beautiful, innocent part of nature, and they have every right to live in peace, undisturbed.
I have personally cared for Mute Swans in Utah for many years, and I know them well.
All wildlife must be respected and protected – this is the core principle which forms the basis of all wildlife law. The problems that human beings have in their relationships with nature are caused entirely by humans – by our aggressive and destructive relationship with the planet we live on. These problems will never be solved by killing other species whenever we find them inconvenient.
It is time for us to come to our senses and relate to animals and all of nature with kindness, respect and compassion – to protect wild animals and not kill them.
How can we help ourselves by destroying other forms of life?
Sharon St Joan
Thank you to Sharon Hopkins for passing on information about this threat to Mute Swans in New York.
To read more about this issue on the Friends of Animals website, click here.
Photo: Author: Geni / File:Mute Swan Emsworth.JPG / “This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported, 2.5 Generic, 2.0 Generic and 1.0 Generic license.” / Wikipedia Commons / Mute Swan swimming on Emsworth Millpond