November 12, 2010 / Media / Brooklyn news / Podcast / Meadows of Shame

The good tie young! Cygnet trapped in fishing barb!

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We’ve got another bird down in Prospect Park — a cygnet with a fishing barb through his cute little webbed foot. And we’ve got the video!

Posted 12:00 am, November 12, 2010
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Rina Deych, RN from Boro Park says:
Thank you for this coverage. Is anyone planning to try to capture the cygnet to remove the hooks?
Nov. 12, 2010, 8:12 am
Mary from WT says:
and yet again, the wildlife are suffering due to the lack of enforcement of illegal barbed hooks, not to mention discarded fishing lines and other debris.

When time today will authorities be going in to remove this hook?

Thank you, again, BROOKLYN PAPER for letting us know what is really happening out there.
Nov. 12, 2010, 8:30 am
Kathy from lakeside-Windsor Terrace says:
Has anyone sent this video to Tupper Thomas?

Will anyone be going to try and remove the hook from the BABY Swan?

Thanks for keeping Prospect Park Lake and the BIG mess that continues there in the Brooklyn Paper!
Nov. 12, 2010, 8:59 am
Francis from Manhattan says:
Anne-Katrin Titze has great style and she uses it for an excellent cause. She brings attention to the harm done to wildlife by using creative means to get the message out. The message from her for years has been: Enforce the park rules already in place!
Why hasn't the Prospect Park Alliance and Tupper Thomas gotten the message yet? They clearly refuse to protect the wildlife in our park.
Nov. 12, 2010, 9:01 am
Roger from Williamsburg says:
Those in charge are as careless as the worst abusers in Prospect Park.
They deny, deny, deny there are any problems.
Refuse to enforce common good rules and regulations and we all see what happens from this failed policy from the Prospect Park Alliance.
Nov. 12, 2010, 9:44 am
Jen Jie from South Slope says:
Thanks, Brooklyn Paper, for keeping track of injured wildlife at Prospect Park! What are the park rangers doing about this? (Their track record from this summer will indicate Not Much.) Will park-goers have to start wading into the lake themselves to rescue wildlife in obvious distress? Or let our children watch them suffer without any help?
Nov. 12, 2010, 10:05 am
PattyA from Manhattan says:
Thank you, Brooklyn Paper and Anne Katrin Titze for staying on the case of the shoddy (non) leadership at Prospect Park.

People should be aware that there is an important community meeting next week to address the "management" of Canada geese at Prospect Park.

"Management" last July 8th consisted of secretly rounding up and gassing 368 geese and goslings in the pre-dawn hours when there were no witnesses to report what happened. The geese were stuffed into trucks and transported to some "undisclosed location" where the gassings actually took place. To this day, we still don't know what building in Brooklyn serves as a clandestine avian gas chamber.

Important to attend meeting next week if angry about the shennanigans and neglect at Prospect Park. Here are the details:

MEETING CONFIRMED- NOVEMBER 17th- 6:00pm- Picnic House (inside Park not far from the 3rd St entrance - Wildlife Management Advisory Committee presenting it's plan on Geese management
Subject line should read "Community Committee RSVP

Please attend if you can!
Nov. 12, 2010, 11:14 am
ASteinberg from Brooklyn says:
It is important for everyone who can to attend the NOVEMBER 17 meeting at 6:00 at the Picnic House (inside Prospect Park near the 3rd Street entrance) to make sure your voice is heard loud and clear about the disposition of animals at Prospect Park. Let's not let these Nazis plan another extermination.

It's time to demand an end to fishing wire injuries and far better involvement by the Park Rangers in terms of animal care and public education.

This is an opportunity to make sure the Park is run far better than it has been. We CAN make a difference if we speak up.
Nov. 12, 2010, 12:07 pm
Bonita from Plg says:
It doesn't end, and won,t end until management changes it's attitude and policys. Good job Brooklyn paper and Ms Titze for keeping the spotlight on the issue.
Nov. 12, 2010, 4:15 pm
Arthur from Brooklyn says:
Wow, that's gotta hurt. Just terrible
Nov. 12, 2010, 4:53 pm
Harris from Park Slope says:
Terrific to hear that Achilles is healing and able to fly again.
Nov. 13, 2010, 1:34 pm
Marjorie from Parkside says:
Thank God somebody helped him! Where were the rangers? Where was Tupper?
Nov. 14, 2010, 7:28 am
Isabel from Williamsburg says:
I love Anne-Katrin Titze's jewelry!!
Nov. 14, 2010, 3:35 pm
phoebe from manhattan says:
me too. i want a rescue bracelet!
Nov. 15, 2010, 10:57 am
Laurence from 2006 says:
Salut Anne-Katrin Titze!
We worked together in Paris on the Chanel Project!
I love what you are doing - as always.
Nov. 21, 2010, 10:24 am

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