In Defense Of Animals Offers $5,000 Reward For Information Leading To Arrest And Conviction Of Those Who Slaughtered Geese And Ducks

Mount Laurel, N.J. (July 13, 2010) – On Sunday July 11, more than 30 Canada geese and ducks were found shot and mutilated at the East Gate Square in Mount Laurel, New Jersey. The international animal protection organization In Defense of Animals (IDA) offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the killing.

Some of the geese and ducks were already dead, while others were still alive and suffering in what appeared to be a drawn out, brutal killing of innocent wildlife. Initial observations of the slaughter reveal geese and ducks were shot in the head and then possibly kicked to death or had their necks broken.

“In Defense of Animals find these acts unconscionable, and the perpetrators must be brought to justice,” said IDA president Scotlund Haisley. Citing the connection between violence to animals and violence to people, Haisley warned that “anyone who would commit such depraved violence towards animals is also a danger to people.”

On June 15, despite widespread and vocal opposition, Mount Laurel Township Council authorized the USDA to exterminate an entire flock of Canada geese at Laurel Acres Park. One hundred and thirty three birds were cruelly rounded up and gassed to death with carbon dioxide. This divisive and controversial decision angered local residents and animal protection groups, but also seems to have empowered others to act violently against geese in the area.

Haisley and actress and animal advocate Elaine Hendrix addressed Mount Laurel township officials on Monday night to express their dismay over the June gassing decision, and to also announce the reward for the arrest and conviction of the individuals responsible for killing the geese found on July 11.

“Whether or not the reckless decision to kill all the Canada geese at Laurel Acres Park played a direct role in inspiring the criminals who killed the geese at East Gate Square, that decision to exterminate the geese has had negative repercussions throughout the community,” Haisley added. “Concerned citizens must get involved with their community leaders to ensure public education and the implementation of non-lethal population control programs for Canada geese, to prevent similar unnecessary and cruel slaughters.”

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Contact: Scotlund Haisley,, 707-981-7701


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27 Comments on “In Defense Of Animals Offers $5,000 Reward For Information Leading To Arrest And Conviction Of Those Who Slaughtered Geese And Ducks”

  • Dan Scott wrote on 14 July, 2010, 14:44

    Stop , just stop this egregious abuse of these birds.

  • Rina Deych, RN wrote on 14 July, 2010, 18:17

    I am sick about the rounding up and killing of the geese. They just did it in Prospect Park, Brooklyn last week. The USDA rounded up and gassed 400 geese and their goslings (babies). To add insult to injury, a park official LIED to me and told me that nothing was done to the geese, and that he had just been to the park and seen them (this was FIVE days after they were killed).

    Please, everyone, we must initiate a massive letter-writing campaign to protest this disgraceful massacre.
    Here is the letter I wrote to my local council man (Brad Lander):

    Dear Mr. Lander,

    As a registered nurse, humanitarian, and wildlife rehabilitator, I am shocked that the USDA has rounded up and killed 400 geese and their goslings (babies), who could not even fly, with the totally illogical and paranoid excuse that they might interfere with airplanes.
    Firstly, they were resident, not migratory, geese. They stayed in the park throughout the winter. Some of them were known by name to park goers. Beaky, who survived a fishing hook injury to his beak, was thriving, with the help and support of compassionate people.
    Target, who was shot in the neck with an arrow by a sadistic person, miraculously survived. The arrow had fallen out, and his wound was healing. He survived a near-deadly injury, only to be rounded up and killed painfully by gassing. It took five minutes for the birds to die.

    Some articles referred to the killing as “euthanasia.” This is absolutely incorrect, since that term refers to the act of ending someone’s life painlessly to put them out of their misery. These geese were not miserable. They were proud, happy families with children, who did not pose a threat to a single person. In fact, they brought joy to many park goers, including children and the elderly, some of whom had no other friends or joys in life. Also, death by gassing is tortuous and painful.
    This is the epitome of cruelty, and I can’t imagine that it is legal. If it is, the laws must be changed.

    As a constituent, I demand to know why the USDA was granted permission to take part in this massacre.
    Everyone I know is fuming over this incident. We demand that the people and agencies involved be held accountable.

    Rina Deych, RN

  • Ruth Murillo wrote on 15 July, 2010, 18:11

    No more crimes plese.

  • natalie wrote on 20 August, 2010, 5:39

    Please stop this barbaric killing of the geese

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