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Posted: Thursday, February 20, 2014 10:30 am

Dear Editor:

It seems there is an increasingly growing threat to start killing wildlife that lives in our region for various reasons. While there are large populations of swans, geese and deer, as well as other animals, why must there be such a push to begin eradicating these creatures? There must be more humane ways of controlling populations without having to kill them.

People need to remember — most of these animals and birds were around here long before we were. The intentional killing of these and other wildlife will not solve the problem — it will only anger many, many people who love wildlife.

The ASPCA and PETA need to work with local officials to come up with humane solutions to deal with overpopulations of wildlife. Slaughtering these animals is not a viable or acceptable solution. People and wildlife need to coexist. Our children need to be taught that all life, both human and animal, is precious.

John Amato
Fresh Meadows

Welcome to the discussion.