New York Comes Up With A New Plan To Check Mute Swans

March 10, 2015 2:45 PM

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The swan population in New York is invasive in nature, and to counter population growth, state environmental officials have revised their plan for thinning the flock. The revised plans were released on Monday, and are likely in response to public pressure, according to a report from the The New York Times Company (NYSE:NYT).

The original plan, which included killing the birds by shooting or gassing, was embraced by conservationists and few birding groups, but was denounced by animal-rights activists, elected officials and others. The new plan focuses on reducing the negative impact of the swans rather than killing. “Com...

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