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Offline basenjimom

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Re: Don't use poisons
« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2012, 01:01:56 PM »

Offline passerine

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Re: Don't use poisons
« Reply #16 on: March 22, 2012, 03:18:55 PM »
It'll kill everything, dogs, cats, birds, insects eating the carcasses. :ecsad This world would be so better if they banned rodenticides, pesticides, herbicides, when will people get it.

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Re: Don't use poisons
« Reply #17 on: March 28, 2012, 07:03:59 AM »
Invention is the father of necessity - who on earth invented squirrel poison?? I have something for him ...

Offline MaggiesMom

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Re: Don't use poisons
« Reply #18 on: September 11, 2012, 11:08:01 AM »
You all know that Pale Male, the RTH in Central Park, has lost some close family members to rat poison - and two of this year's fledglings had to be taken into rehab and treated for poisoning.  One of our chatters - name escapes me right now - started a petition on Change.org to encourage the American Museum of Natural History and the Metropolitan Museum of Art to stop using rat poison.  The Central Park Conservancy already has stopped.

Those of us who signed the petition just received this email from Change.org.  They are organizing a day of action tomorrow. Anyone who can phone, please do!

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First, I want to thank each and every-one of you for supporting and signing this petition!

I want to let you know that the Central Park Conservancy is not using poison at this time.

That is the good news.

However, the bad news is, since this petition was launched, we unfortunately now have strong reasons to believe that Pale Male’s third baby “Opera Star” and Pale Male’s mate, Zena, have been poisoned and died.

As you know, these latest poisoning come on top of the awful discovery that Pale Male's and Zena's first two offspring were so ill, they had to be rescued from the vicinity of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. While in rehab, they tested positive for super toxic rat poisons. Despite the serious harm the rodenticide has caused, The American Museum of Natural History and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, still refuse to stop using it.

We are now issuing a call to action:
Tomorrow, Wednesday, September 12, 2012, please make a call to both these institutions and let them know that you are very concerned about their use of rat poison and urge them to use alternative methods. There are solar garbage cans, rodent proof cans, and other sanitation control methods that would resolve the problem.

Just one phone call can help save all the Hawks in Central Park. Please make these two calls on Wednesday. If each of us pitch in, our voices will be heard.

If all you receive is a voice mail, please leave a message.(They keep disconnecting their numbers, but the main ones still work).
Thank you for your concern and willingness to help stop these needless deaths.
Save the Hawks...Stop the Poison!
stopthepoison@aolcom

The American Museum of Natural History:
Ask for: Museum Director Ellen V. Futter, email: futter@amnh.org
Phone: 212-769-5100, 212-769-5102-finance, membership(212) 769-5606
Also-Karen Quigley, Office of the President
email: kquigley@amnh.org

Metropolitan Museum of Art
Phone: 212-535-7710 press * then “0” ask for "Emily Rafferty" ( President), leave message with anyone.


And here's where to view the original petition:

http://www.change.org/petitions/new-york-state-department-of-environmental-conservation-stop-the-murder-of-our-red-tail-hawks-in-nyc?utm_source=supporter_message&utm_medium=email 
"If you slow things down, you notice things you hadn't seen before." - Robert Wilson, director, author, videographer

Offline MaggiesMom

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Re: Don't use poisons
« Reply #19 on: September 13, 2012, 11:54:04 AM »
Update from Change.org on success of yesterday's phone action to stop the use of rat poison:

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The Met has responded stating that they have stopped using poison and the boxes that we see are either empty or test boxes.
We have agreed to stop the call in for the Met at this time.
We requested a meeting with them and they sounded agreeable. Keep your fingers crossed!

As for the Museum of NH...no response...thank you for calls today.
We will keep you aware of the events.

Many thanks! Save the Hawks!
"If you slow things down, you notice things you hadn't seen before." - Robert Wilson, director, author, videographer

Offline PamNY

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Re: Don't use poisons
« Reply #20 on: September 13, 2012, 07:25:28 PM »
News about the Met is great. Still no word from AMNH.

I'm very impressed with the group that is working on this issue in NYC.

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Re: Don't use poisons
« Reply #21 on: September 17, 2012, 12:02:36 PM »
Please see this post under Lindsay Wildlife Museum:

Gray Fox Released

Note that the link to the Necropsy for the New York Redtails is here:

http://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/81470.html


Jean, California

Offline PamNY

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Re: Don't use poisons
« Reply #22 on: October 04, 2012, 08:27:22 PM »
News coverage:

http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20120921/upper-west-side/pale-males-mate-zena-presumed-dead

http://www.columbiaspectator.com/2012/10/04/poison-meant-rats-might-be-killing-hawks

Both the Met and the Museum of Natural History are communicating with Stop the Poison. The Met responded to the call-in campaign; AMNH responded after their lack of response was described in the DNAinfo story.

Offline gzebear

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Re: Don't use poisons
« Reply #23 on: October 05, 2012, 01:56:24 AM »
thanks Pam ... good coverage. Glad to hear that AMNH responded finally. I loved this line in the first article:

"[Institutions] are not going to develop anything safer until their feet are put to the fire."

Thank you for helping put fire to some feet. Of all the hideous inventions of humans, poison is one of the worst.

Offline PamNY

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Re: Don't use poisons
« Reply #24 on: October 10, 2012, 04:43:33 PM »
Good blog post about rat poison in Washington Square Park.

http://washingtonsquareparkblog.com/2012/10/10/instead-of-washington-square-parks-maintenance-issues-being-addressed-ineffective-and-hawk-killing-rodenticide-placed-in-park-by-city/

This park is the home of the hawks who are featured in the NYT/NYU webcam.

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Re: Don't use poisons
« Reply #25 on: October 10, 2012, 08:25:14 PM »
Good news -- for the moment, anyway. According to RogerPaw, poison bait has been removed from WSP.

http://rogerpaw.blogspot.com/2012/10/the-rat-bait-boxes-have-been-removed.html


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Re: Don't use poisons
« Reply #26 on: October 10, 2012, 08:38:36 PM »
Well, that's good.  These poisons don't eradicate the rats.  May kill a few of them, but rats will always be around.  Where there are cities, there are rats. 
Jean, California

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Re: Don't use poisons
« Reply #27 on: October 11, 2012, 10:49:23 AM »
Fantastic news Pam! The Hawks are there best ally in their fight against the rats anyway. Shouldn't kill their ally.
beth
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Offline PamNY

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Re: Don't use poisons
« Reply #28 on: October 15, 2012, 08:33:01 PM »
The two juvenile hawks who were affected by rat poison were returned to Central Park over the weekend. They had been taken to rehab in July.

Naturally, everyone has wondered how the father would react after the babies had been gone for such a long time.

I just got an email from a very reliable hawk-watching friend. The father hawk, Pale Male, caught a bird and brought it to one of the babies this afternoon.

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Re: Don't use poisons
« Reply #29 on: October 15, 2012, 08:48:03 PM »
Thanks, Pam!!!
Jean, California