"Ensuring the humane treatment of animals in New York City is a serious concern to me and one of my top priorities as a legislator. As an educator, I firmly believe that we must instill a respect for animals at an early age, and I have been working to improve humane education in public schools. I’ve been disheartened to learn about the different ways that wild animals in New York City have suffered as a result of ill-considered wildlife management policies, and I believe there is a clear need for increased awareness and education about co-existing with wildlife in our densely urban environment."
"Even while concerns about aviation safety protection are paramount, thousands of birds and other animals have been killed over the past several years, not only in areas near our airports, but miles away. However, this approach has not resulted in any meaningful improvement for the flying public, and I would like to see non-lethal alternative methods implemented that can protect people and wildlife. I commend GooseWatch NYC for bringing transparency and public attention to these important issues affecting wildlife in NYC. I am grateful for your advocacy on behalf of voiceless animals, I am committed to working to ensure that our city’s animals are better protected, and I look forward to supporting your efforts in the future."