Advocates who track the graceful birds at Prospect Park and beyond differ on the Department of Environmental Conservation's proposal.
BY DOYLE MURPHY / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Bird advocates are goosed up — and flying in different directions in response to a state plan to eliminate wild mute swans within the next decade.
Activist group GooseWatch NYC points to the plan, released last month by the state Department of Environmental Conservation, as an example of human meddling, almost implying the policy is downright anti-American.
“It’s similar to the immigrants that come into this country,” said Jeffrey Kramer, a GooseWatch NYC volunteer. “We’re very hostile to them.”
The president of a Prospect Park-based birdwatching club, on the other hand, counters that the lithe longnecks are a menace.