Miss Pamela Ott
P.O. Box 1674
Voorhees, New Jersey 08043
Dear Miss Ott,
for contacting me about Canada geese population control
efforts in New Jersey. As a strong supporter of animal
welfare, I too was concerned to hear of the mass gassing
of these majestic birds.
of Canada geese is an environmental hazard in parts
of New Jersey. Unfortunately, do to the large quantities
of geese waste, it is essential to explore population
control methods in areas of geese overpopulation. It
is important that any methods used are humane, efficient,
methods include habitat modification to make the property
less attractive to geese, chemical and natural repellants
and negative reinforcement such as noisemakers and decoys.
At this time, some communities in New Jersey have already
completed population control through gassing but I hope
other, humane options with be used by these communities
in the future. As a U.S. Senator representing New Jersey,
I do not have the opportunity to participate in local
good population control decisions. Please be assured,
however, that I will monitor the population of Canada
geese in New Jersey and any future management practices.
for you active concern for animal welfare. I appreciate
hearing your views and will keep them in mind.
Senator Frank Lautenberg