Posted by: friendsofkinshipcircle | May 20, 2010

NEW YORK RESIDENTS, PLEASE TAKE ACTION: May 15, 2010 Queens County Farm Museum gives Employees Farm Animals for Slaughter

NEW YORK RESIDENTS, PLEASE TAKE ACTION

May 15, 2010 Queens County Farm Museum gives Employees Farm Animals for Slaughter

Animals from the Queens County Farm Museum were sent home with farm employees to be butchered and eaten.

According to Kennon Kay, Director of Agriculture at the Queens County Farm Museum, a flock of wild mallards and resident farm animals (guinea hens, muscovy ducks, pekin ducks, domestic mallards, heritage breed ducks and roosters), were eating the crops at the farm, so a management decision was made to give these animals to some of the employees to bring home to butcher and eat. This, despite the fact that an offer had previously been made to bring these birds to an animal sanctuary where they would be safe and cared for.

The farm elicits donations through their “Fund a Friend” program to care for these very animals. http://www.queensfarm.org/our-animals.html <http://www.queensfarm.org/our-animals.html>

In addition to the fact that killing wild mallards is outright unlawful, and taking the farm’s animals for personal use, and profit of individual farm employees is theft and misappropriation of farm property, the slaughter of these farm animals, when a humane solution was available, is both senseless and cruel. The people responsible must be held accountable.

Senator Frank Padavan, who claims to be an animal advocate, is the driving force behind the farm and has influence on how the farm is run.

Please call/write/e-mail the following:
Senator Padavan’s office and ask that he intercede to stop this slaughter immediately and stop giving the birds to employees to butcher and eat. Demand for those involved to be fired and replaced with people who care about the farm animals. Ask that he work to ensure those involved in the unlawful capture and killing of wild mallards be prosecuted.

Senator Frank Padavan
89-39 Gettysburg Street
Bellerose, NY, NY 11426
Phone: (718) 343-0255
Fax: (718) 343-0354

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), and demand that they prosecute everyone involved in the unlawful capture and killing of wild mallards from the farm. Complaint # 10-008254

Regional Director Suzanne Mattei
symattei@gw.dec.state.ny.us
718-482-4949

DEC Enforcement Officer Lum

718-956-6460

NYC Dept of Parks and Recreation, Commissioner Adrian Benepe

212-360-8111

(The farm is owned by NYC Parks and Recreation).

http://nyc.gov/html/mail/html/maildpr.html

The Farm Museum and demand they stop this slaughter now and in the future.

Amy Boncardo, Executive Director

http://www.queensfarm.org/
amy@queensfarm.org
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Floral-Park-NY/The-Queens-County-Farm-Museum/118389648400

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