July 29, 2011 / Brooklyn news / Park Slope / Meadows of Shame

Cops nab bizarre Prospect Park poachers

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Cops have busted a group of oddball poachers in Prospect Park — a band of vagrants that was trapping and eating ducks, squirrels and pigeons.

Parks officers wrote four tickets — two for killing wildlife and two for illegal fishing — totaling $2,100 in fines during a two-day period last week.

The city would not immediately release details of the incidents, which occurred on July 17 and 18 — just days after park-goers told rangers about a “Beverly Hillbillies”-like scene on the southeast side of the lake, near the ice skating rink.

“This is a dodgy group,” said park-goer Peter Colon, who spotted one of the men catching a pigeon while his friend started a fire. “They are the most threatening people in the park.”

The disheveled — and possibly homeless — tribe in question uses “makeshift” fishing poles and traps to catch the critters, then grills them over the fire, according to park watchdogs.

“One woman uses a net to bag the ducks,” said wildlife advocate Johanna Clearfield.

Wildlife advocates have long pushed the Parks Department to crackdown on illegal hunting and fishing in Prospect Park — especially after a stunning array of cases in which geese and cygnets were injured by illegal barbed fishhooks and lure.

In the most-dramatic case, a plucky little goose who lost the top half of his beak to a fishhook earned him endless sympathy and the nickname, “Beaky.”

The fishing and hunting ticket blitz comes while park-goers collect and document large mounds of fishing wire, claiming waterfowl are frequently get tangled.

And it’s not the first time that poachers have been busted. Last year, park-goers confronted a man after spotting him catching fish and secreting them into a bag — a violation of the city’s “catch-and-release” rules.

After being confronted, the man dumped the dead fish back into the lake.

The new poaching busts bring to mind last year’s wave of animal murders by the so-called “Butcher of Prospect Park,” whose death toll included waterfowl, chickens, turtles and a goat.

For now, wildlife advocates were hailing this month’s busts.

“The fact that they’re ticketing is great — it’s so badly needed,” said goose lover Mary Beth Artz. “I hope they keep it up.”

Updated 5:25 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

PattyA from Manhattan says:
Another reason why it is so important for people to monitor and be aware of what is happening in public parks.

Bravo to the aware park goers for bringing these matters to light and demanding that wildlife be protected and law breakers penalized.

And thanks to the "watchdog" Brooklyn Paper for exposing and covering these critical matters -- including the roundup and gassings of 368 geese from Prospect Park last year.
July 29, 2011, 7:31 am
Saskia from Kensington says:
Ticketing helps? Really? I don't know how i would approach it but i can not imagine these "bizarre poachers" caring much about tickets....
July 29, 2011, 8:30 am
David from PLG says:
Maybe the hillbillies would consider geese?
July 29, 2011, 8:39 am
kron from prospect park says:
Anne thought you were in Paris last week buying shoes. Interesting.
July 29, 2011, 8:47 am
Peter Colon from slope says:
I said that man looked like he was going to grab pigeon but left when he noticed I was watching.

That people with makeshift pole people were from different group than group man was from you have pictured. This is not a makeshift pole.
July 29, 2011, 8:55 am
caption says:
The poacher in the photi is from last year.
July 29, 2011, 10:09 am
caption says:
The poacher in the photo is from last year
July 29, 2011, 10:09 am
Kaitlynn from Blooklyn says:
Calling black people nabs is racist and anachronistic. And why do you assume all criminals are black? I'm sure that some aren't.
July 29, 2011, 10:39 am
Ellen from Ditmas Park says:
Maybe they were hungry.
July 29, 2011, 10:40 am
Drew from Fort Lauddy says:
I am the Pigeon. The Eagle. The eye.
July 29, 2011, 11:56 am
Aisha from world says:
Poaching... ? hunting fools! We need food for survival!!! Shame on those locked in a capitalist mindstate!
July 29, 2011, 12:39 pm
Ann from Park Slope says:
I have noticed a real diminishing of the squirrel population in the park and blamed it on last winter's severe weather. Who are these nuts? And why were they not arrested? They have no money anyway so what is a ticket to them? There are charities and soup kitchens. Anyone who feels they have to eat wildlife has an agenda. They should be in prison or in a mental hospital.
July 29, 2011, 3:15 pm
MW from park slope says:
These people are just hungry. . . what's the big deal?
July 29, 2011, 3:16 pm
NY from SoSlo says:
Stupid hipsters.
July 29, 2011, 3:51 pm
Scott from Manhattan says:
They were probably just trying to eat... Its better than them robbing and panhandling... Not everyone can afford food... What r they suppose to do?
July 29, 2011, 3:51 pm
Rina Deych, RN from Boro Park says:
Only tickets? They should have been arrested. To my knowledge, poaching of wildlife is a misdemeanor. It SHOULD be a FELONY, like torture and abuse of (albeit certain) companion animals is. We are a speciesist society. Most of us love our little FiFis and FooFoos but don't are blissfully ignorant to the suffering of farm animals or wildlife. I hope that we, as a species, evolve to include all animals in our circle of compassion.
Rina Deych, RN
Vegan Nurse / NY State Wildlife Rehabilitator
July 29, 2011, 4:24 pm
NYC Parent from PLG says:
fishing — totaling $2,100 in fines during a two-day period last week."

Great response from do nothing "law enforcement" in P Park.

Writing tickets to homeless people does absolutely nothing. They will be ignored, unpaid, and provide no deterrence.

The Park "Officers" apparently couldn't be bothered to make an arrest, which is the only way that there would be any consequence.

Reminder: how many tickets were written in all of Prospect Park for the flagrantly illegal BBQs in non BBQ areas in the past two years?

A: Zero (as covered in this paper).

The illegal BBQs also actually kill century old trees, in addition to being a garbage nightmare.

I've asked Park Officers about this, and I've been told directly "We're told not to write tickets for that."

Someone needs to look into why no one enforces the law in Prospect Park.

Are the Park Officer jobs essentially "no show" political favors?
Why is this force so ineffectual and unmotivated?
July 29, 2011, 4:29 pm
Rina Deych, RN from Boro Park says:
Scott, what they are supposed to do is go to a soup pantry and apply for assistance (shelter, food stamps, etc.). I have a friend who is homeless. He WORKS and buys his own (vegan) food. In spite of his homelessness, he works tirelessly to help others (both people and other animals). Granted, he is a rarity, but certainly they can find SOME help without killing the wildlife and destroying the park.

Rina Deych, RN
July 29, 2011, 4:30 pm
Rich from Brklyn says:
Welcome to Obama's Amerika
July 29, 2011, 10:58 pm
Rich from Brklyn says:
PS get used to it!
July 29, 2011, 11:01 pm
Devin from Oregon says:
Out here we murder animals all the time for food. We call it hunitng and we never go hungry. It's about time you city people learned some skills to keep you alive during the coming Obama greatest depression.
July 29, 2011, 11:10 pm
Gene from Manhattan says:
People are more importannt than animals.
July 30, 2011, 10:31 am
Jon from Manhattan says:
Rina, you sound like a crazy person.
Why is killing pigeons and squirrels a problem, especially if they get eaten in the end?
July 30, 2011, 10:48 am
Fred from NY, NY says:
Useless cops stopping homeless from eating, yet another violation of our rights. Add it to the list of gov’t violations of our rights:
They violate the 1st Amendment by placing protesters in cages, banning books like “America Deceived II” and censoring the internet.
They violate the 2nd Amendment by confiscating guns.
They violate the 4th and 5th Amendment by molesting airline passengers.
They violate the entire Constitution by starting undeclared wars for foreign countries.
Impeach Obama, vote for Ron Paul.
(Last link of Banned Book):
July 30, 2011, 10:49 am
William from The South says:
I'm a hillbilly, although not a Brooklyn one. There needs to be a place there when you can fish and keep the fish. Why not make it so at that park? The state dept. of fish and game can keep it stocked with catfish. It's the way the rest of the country does it.
July 30, 2011, 10:53 am
Spanky from Kenya says:
Clearly, this is Bush's fault.
July 30, 2011, 10:54 am
Fact from LA says:
A mans gotta eat.
July 30, 2011, 10:56 am
Fact from LA says:
I pretty sure animals were placed on earth for hungrey people to eat.
July 30, 2011, 10:58 am
Fact from LA says:
Now if they were killing for sport give them a ticket.
July 30, 2011, 10:58 am
Regulas says:
We have a bunch of nuisance geese in our local park you can gladly take. All the do is crap everywhere.
July 30, 2011, 10:59 am
Pablo from Suburban says:
Give them credit -- @ least they had the initiative to do something for themselves rather than standing in a street corner waiting for a handout
July 30, 2011, 11:01 am
Patrick from Louisville,KY says:
About the only thing wrong with the Hillbillies hunting is using fishing gear to catch the water fowl.
Just about any city is loaded with ducks, geese, squirrels and rabbits. THAT IS FOOD.
Have a moratoreum on food stamps for a month and let everyone experience a little self suffiency.
July 30, 2011, 11:04 am
Unca Mike from Bklyn Hts says:
July 30, 2011, 11:04 am
bandejo from brooklyn says:
Pigens are a nuisance and there are far too many of them in the city. These people are hungry aqnd are eating food that is available. They could eat pigeons for all three meals for the next 100 yrs and would not put a dent in their population.
It is not like they are killing eagles or other endangered species. Squirrels and fish--Give me a break let them be self sufficient and provide their own food. They are innovative and not lazy.Leave them alone.
To clarify my position I feel that all beggers and panhandlers should be gotten off the street and begging shoucd be prohibited. If you are going to allow it as we have these people are within their rights and should be left alone. Ban it or live with the consequences.
July 30, 2011, 11:05 am
Critter from Outside of DC says:
Urban Survivalists are urgently needed in Virginia. Please send them here and let them live in peace so we can be rid of all these stinking geese.
July 30, 2011, 11:06 am
Fran from Shawnee says:
I wish I could get rid of the entire population of squirrels, chipmunks, possums and rodents.
Good for the poachers!
July 30, 2011, 11:07 am
Rodney from Pennsylvania says:
Instead of harassing the “Beverly Hillbillies”, you people might want to watch and learn. Because no matter what’s happens in DC this weekend, this economy is going to implode, and you people will have no idea how to feed yourselves.
July 30, 2011, 11:08 am
Fran from Shawnee says:
Geese and ducks need a control, namely a gun
July 30, 2011, 11:09 am
louie from sheepshead bay says:
How are vagrants going to pay a fine ?
July 30, 2011, 11:09 am
Fran from Shawnee says:
These people would be rewarded in my neighborhood. They are only trying to feed themselves and not doing it out of spite.
The earth worshipers, yeah the 60s crowd and their children, should go to another planet!
July 30, 2011, 11:11 am
tater says:
Anyone that says that they have a homeless friend isn't much of a friend.
July 30, 2011, 11:13 am
john doe from indiana says:
Don't worry after obama gets done with this country we will all be out scavenging for food.
July 30, 2011, 11:16 am
VagrantsEatery from ThePark says:
If desperate for something other than possum, the ticketing officials might be good eats if desperate. Wonder what the fine is for that one?
Come on, in the old days, most of us lived like this and being a theoretically a rich NYer was extremely rare if ever and now it's the reverse.
If things gets worse, what is NY residents going to do with few backup economic plans to follow thru.
July 30, 2011, 11:17 am
Allan W from Berbs says:
Hungry vagrants are feeding themselves. What's the problem with that? They wouldn't need to hunt game and fish for food if the local people would feed them. If the locals are not willing to do that, let them shut their faces and not complain about how others feed themselves.
July 30, 2011, 11:18 am
Nativam from Fresno says:
Yes, Pablo, let's give them that much credit. Now the next step, with that much initiative, is to get serious about getting a job or starting a business and pay the fine. If that's too much to bear, then they need to stand in line at the soupkitchen and wait to be served.
July 30, 2011, 11:18 am
Sal from Williamsburg says:
They are in trouble now. Michele Obama doesn't approve of their high fat meal. Next time, eat the grass.
July 30, 2011, 11:20 am
Bryon from Yelm says:
I say good for them, they are taking care of themselves. For those of you that have a problem with homeless people feeding themselves maybe you can encourage your elected officials to stop sending BILLIONS of dollars to countries that HATE us and put it to good use in our own country.
July 30, 2011, 11:21 am
JamesD from Topeka says:
At least they were getting their own food and not looting my tax dollars with food stamps and welfare. And you yanks are nuts. You had an injured animal named Beaky going around without a beak? Thought it was cute? You should have put it out of its misery. That's sick. Anyhow, leave the homeless alone. Someone actually complained because they were catching and eating pigeons? Incredible.
July 30, 2011, 11:21 am
Steven from NYC says:
Oh yeah, tickets will surely put a stop to this. I'm sure the bizarre poachers are warning all their bizarre poaching friends right now and telling them to stop poaching....or they'll get a ticket too.
July 30, 2011, 11:22 am
Nativam from Fresno says:
You got a point Sal from Williamsburg.
July 30, 2011, 11:25 am
allan from Toronto, Canada says:
What do you want from these folks? They are hungry and they need to eat. It reminds me of the way British royalty and land-owners would forbid the poor from hunting on their lands in Britain! I say to hell with the government and let these people hunt and forgae for their food.
July 30, 2011, 11:25 am
JohnRalph from Texas says:
Obama, just like all of histories great “Socialist “ (Gods) leaders. Mao, Stalin, Pol Pot, Ho Chi Min, Hitler. who brought death and misery to tens if not hundreds of millions of humans.
July 30, 2011, 11:25 am
Allan W from Berbs says:
Rina, you are threat to humanity. You ought to be locked up in a cage so your life-threatening ideas are not allowed to spread like a malignant disease.
July 30, 2011, 11:27 am
Randy from Glendale says:
There are is enough federal, state and local taxes going to provide food for anybody who wants. In addition, there are numerous non-profit and church locations that give away food so there is nobody in this country that should be hungry. This was their choice to break the law, but we live in a mostly lawless society, so they can get away with it with a ticket that will never get paid.
July 30, 2011, 11:28 am
Mike from Georgia says:
Poor people have a right to eat. You would not arrest a starving child for stealing an Apple, why arrest a homesless person for eating a duck? Have a heart.
July 30, 2011, 11:29 am
Mel from Virginia says:
Let them hunt. It's part of Obama's hope and change.
I'm surprised Bloomberg isn't checking if they are applying too much salt to the squirrel.
July 30, 2011, 11:29 am
Sunny from Meadowlands says:
I'm annoyed by the name calling, "hillbilly". If he was a minority and was being described using a minority slur, most of you would be very vocal about it. How come it's all right to call a white man a hillbilly?

Oh, and atleast he's doing something about his dire situation. If you can't afford food, you hunt for it!
July 30, 2011, 11:30 am
blancojoe from Texas says:
Squirrels are tree rats. Anyone who wants to kill them and eat them is alright by me. By the way, doesn't Brooklyn have lots and lots of places where the so-called "homeless" can eat all the freebies they want?
July 30, 2011, 11:32 am
M from Earth says:
When the aminals are all gone, these folks will start eating the fine upstanding citizens currently ranting at them. Hilarious good thing ya'll ain't coming out to the country when this civilization fails.
July 30, 2011, 11:35 am
RodT from Wyoming says:
There might be a plan here. Get caught catching the gov fish and get a ticket, don’t pay and go to jail where you get 3 meals a day and free medical care, TV, a weight room, clean cloths and a place to sleep! No longer homeless!
July 30, 2011, 11:35 am
Mel from Virginia says:
I grew up in Queens and now live in rural Virginia where
squirrel hunting, deer hunting, rabbit hunting are very popular even among people with MDs and PhDs.
Their equipment is more upscale and the food prep is more impressive as well as the taste.
As the economy continues to slide, those who can handle a hunting rifle or shotgun will have a leg up on the urban elite.
July 30, 2011, 11:36 am
GoGreen from Greenlawn says:
Well isn't that what the enviros like WWF and Greenpeace want us to do? Al Gore's minions want to eliminate nearly all energy use and return to a hunter gatherer society, so I'd see these folks as the vanguard of the Al Gore future. Their progeny will rule the earth as the rest of you soft modernists will not survive without Safeway, Kroger, or Piggly Wiggly. Look and learn America!
July 30, 2011, 11:36 am
Entitled says:
At least they are working to get food! Not waiting for dole outs from the government :-)
July 30, 2011, 11:37 am
Nativam from Fresno says:
Allan from the Burbs: Rina is no threat to me. Are you out there destroying the park which was built by the sweat of the people of Brooklyn for their children and future generations?
July 30, 2011, 11:38 am
Palin Smith from Saneville, NY^ says:
When everyone is homeless, destitute and hungry, the police will be shooting their own squirrels to feed their families. Don't get in their way!
July 30, 2011, 11:39 am
Nativam from Fresno says:
Blanco Joe from Texas, squirels and rats are two different animals. That's why I don't feed the rats.
July 30, 2011, 11:42 am
Citizen Soldier from USA says:
More evidence of change you can believe in.
July 30, 2011, 11:42 am
Baillie from Entropy House says:
Homeless (assumed)= vagrants
Hungry (fact) = heartless
Value = zero until Election Day
Judgment: Let them eat Mud and Old Boots!
July 30, 2011, 11:44 am
Who Is John Galt? from Galt's Gulch says:
So, how's that "Hope and Change" working out for you?
July 30, 2011, 11:45 am
Gloating Rich Guy from Chelsea says:
It was Michael Vick.
July 30, 2011, 11:45 am
Doug from Oklahoma says:
I’m siding with the “animal murders” I myself have killed and eaten a large variety of animals, quail, fish, rabbits, not to mention the animals I have eaten that other “animal murders” have killed for me, beef, deer, shrimp, duck, etc. I’ve never eaten squirrel, geese or pigeons, but I’ve never been homeless and starving, I would like to condemn the vagrants myself, but I’m not sure what my future holds in this “new economy” that our politicians have created for me, it may well be that I will be in the park in the future murdering animals to survive.
July 30, 2011, 11:46 am
Fran from Shawnee says:
Geese in the city are nothing but a nuisance! They road block, honk and do their refuse all over! Kill them!
July 30, 2011, 11:48 am
steve smith from NYC says:
Dont be stupid. The people are clearly homeless and hungry. Id eat ducks and pidgons too if I were hungry. True testimony of our "economic recovery."
July 30, 2011, 11:48 am
fishergirlusmc from rockaway says:
I only wish all the people who have been getting free breakfast and lunch for their kids for 10 YEARS would learn from these "hillbillies" They actually come around in trucks and go to the parks to make sure the little monsters eat. If little Shaniqya does not like her free breakfast and lunch, she throws it right on the ground. Give her a fishing rod and a net and show her how to fish! Let them live off the land. Mayor Doomberg is rounding up all the geese and gassing them anyway, why not let them be eaten?
July 30, 2011, 11:49 am
Nativam from Fresno says:
Michael Vick ate pit bulls.
July 30, 2011, 11:50 am
Joe from Eastside says:

These people should have the right to hunt and kill anything they want. If they aren't allowed to do so, then the govt needs to give them three square meals....I mean lets get back to nature here....they are just trying to survive. Remember, it could be you out there, so always be careful what you wish for.....dont think it couldnt happen to you.
July 30, 2011, 11:52 am
Fran from Shawnee says:
"And that goes for your little pigeons too!!"
July 30, 2011, 11:52 am
Edgar from Hunts Point says:
How many of these "poachers" are illegal aliens?
July 30, 2011, 11:53 am
Fran from Shawnee says:
"Nativam from Fresno says:
Michael Vick ate pit bulls."

July 30, 2011, 11:53 am
Nativam from Fresno says:
To Steve Smith from NYC: yes, they are clearly homeless and hungry but that's probably by choice.
July 30, 2011, 11:54 am
Robin from Kentucky says:
Jail(house) them, and provide at our expense food, heat, A/C, hot water, medical, education, entertainment et al
maybe we should do that for our citizens first rather than felons
July 30, 2011, Noon
Lynn from not a hillbilly says:
Ahhh the hope and changed we were promised.

Thanks Obama!
July 30, 2011, 12:05 pm
Patriot's Dad from Fla. "GATOR Country"... says:
Modern day Robin Hoods; nothing more & nothing less persecuted by the Sheriffs of Gotham...
July 30, 2011, 12:06 pm
Doug from Oklahoma says:
I think a government approach should be taken, double the fines! And when they clearly can’t pay, the community can pay to jail them, and when a judge determines they don’t have enough room in the prison for “petty” criminals and they are released, and go back to trapping “tree rats” and “mud turtles” and are caught again then triple their fines! And start the process all over.
July 30, 2011, 12:10 pm
Ak from Parkside says:
Before the crackheads moved into the neighborhood, all we had to worry about was the gunshots. So keep your eyes open, they trance around with their puppies now.
July 30, 2011, 12:10 pm
Teresa from Brooklyn says:
"Murder" is a term applied only to human beings. The writer of this article needs to open a dictionary or go back to school.
July 30, 2011, 12:13 pm
Vegan Bacon from America says:
Beverly Hillbillies? These are New Yawkers! They are foraging from their new settlement. Call it Obamaville. Welcome to your future.
July 30, 2011, 12:16 pm
Baillie from Entropy House says:
Perhaps they could be restricted to rats? (With a caution that "rats" means the four-legged variety. Otherwise, local politicians might go missing.)

But no, this is NYC: there's probably a Rat Catchers Union...
July 30, 2011, 12:19 pm
dan from brooklyn says:
and just how many pigeons are there...a few grilled to help someone hungry should be just fine...frickin liberals...will walk on a homeless family to help an animal
July 30, 2011, 12:21 pm
anon says:
stock the parks with chickens
July 30, 2011, 12:22 pm
Hank Henshaw from Park Slope says:
How are homeless people going to pay the tickets? Will they even bother to try? This is a lousy deterrent.
July 30, 2011, 12:22 pm
Nativam from Fresno says:
To Patriot's Dad: Be very discerning about that Robin Hood crap we've all seen and heard. He was glorified by his fellow thieves and by people who are thieves at heart. The money he stole was for himself, first of all. To ease his conscience, he gave some to people more miserable than himself. Even a Marxist friar went along with it. (Of course he didn't know he was a Marxist since Karl Marx came later.) And I doubt that Robin Hood looked like or was as dashing as Errol Flynn.
July 30, 2011, 12:24 pm
Lee from Everywhere says:
Starving homeless people will eat what they can to survive. These are not people who choose to be homeless and eat wild animals, they are dealing with the situation they are in. This is the breakdown of society and it will become much worse.
July 30, 2011, 12:25 pm
Nativam from Fresno says:
"Obamaville". That's good.
July 30, 2011, 12:27 pm
FredJohnson from Jamiaca says:
I wouldn't protest this too much. These guys will simply get a court order allowing them them to ply their trade...and then every Tom, Dick, and Harry will join them.

Let them have their lifestyle - we're all TOLERANT now, aren't we?
July 30, 2011, 12:27 pm
Doug from Oklahoma says:
When the dollar is severely devalued, when our credit rating goes down, and interest rates rise, when Obama is reelected, then we will see some truly interesting things. Like people poaching Buffalo from Yellowstone State Park, Shanty towns along major rivers, people living in the National Parks, it’s going to be great!
July 30, 2011, 12:30 pm
Lauren from America says:
People gotta eat.. I'd probably ask them to teach me how to trap something. If the economy tanks and grocery stores don't have food on the shelves, these guys would be just fine. I say live and let kill. Every other species does it.
July 30, 2011, 12:33 pm
Lauren from America says:
People gotta eat.. I'd probably ask them to teach me how to trap something. If the economy tanks and grocery stores don't have food on the shelves, these guys would be just fine. I say live and let kill. Every other species does it.
July 30, 2011, 12:33 pm
Hunter Gatherer from The Earth says:
When I was laid of last year, we turned our suburban front yard into farm land, crops... chickens, etc. I turned my roof into a garden and created a grey water system. We kill squirrels and deer and eat them. We are sometimes forced to kill possums when they come after the chickens.

There is little point in living in NYC if the animals do not observe property boundaries, and...
July 30, 2011, 12:34 pm
filologo from minneapolis says:
Pigeons are wild life? Give me a break! There should be an open hunting season for pigeons; they are city pests and surely they are not wild life. Poachers should be paid for each pigeon they grill.
July 30, 2011, 12:34 pm
Allan W from Berbs says:
Nativam, how is eating wildlife ruining the park?

There is one improvement that could be made. Because these people must fish and hunt surreptitiously they are forced to use primitive means that cause more suffering to their prey than need be. if they were allowed to use proper methods of hunting their prey would suffer less. There are a number of ways this could be done without injuring other park users.
July 30, 2011, 12:44 pm
Kati from FL says:
Wait didn't it say they were possibly homeless? So ticketing them....... because they so care about that. How about more time is spent watching those areas and offering to A) take the persons in question to a food kitchen if they are hungry, or option B) arresting them. Maybe if more money were invested in helping tackle homelessness some of these problems would become lesser. If they aren't homeless and just out illegally hunting /fishing, check to see if they have prior unpaid tickets. If so arrested them. If not ticket and forcibly remove them from the park. Post their pictures in the park so other park goers can have a look. Nothing like a little public shame.
July 30, 2011, 12:45 pm
Nativam from Fresno says:
To Lee from Everywhere: Many of the homeless choose to be homeless, like the trappers in the park. They are obviously physically and mentally able to hunt and gather. Working is a bit more stressful and that's what they are avoiding, viz. stress. But stress can make us stronger too. I believe the Pilgrim Father's had it right. Their rule was that HE WHO DOESN'T WORK, DOESN'T EAT. Of course other people wanted to support them VOLUNTARILY they could.
July 30, 2011, 12:45 pm
SSN 042-68-4425 from CONNECTICUT says:
Why does the number above belong to Barry?
He NEVER lived in CT.

Another 5 letter word for fraud...
July 30, 2011, 12:46 pm
Nativam from Fresno says:
Right on, Doug from Oklahoma.
July 30, 2011, 12:47 pm
Plainandtall from homeland says:
"animal murders"?!! The word "murder" applies to humans only, NOT animals. This world is becoming a scary place when people equate animals to humans- it's sick. Also, "fishing wire"?! I've done some fishing in my life and have always used "fishing LINE"- who writes this crap?! AGRICULTURE should be a required class for EVERY student in high school. People think grocery stores magically produce food and don't have a clue where their food actually originates from- SAD.
July 30, 2011, 12:47 pm
Craig from Michigan says:
Those wildlife advocates happily go buy a Five Guys fat burger for lunch after ticketing the homeless people using traditional methods to put food on the table. Pure hypocrites. Hunting and fishing is perfect. Get out there.
July 30, 2011, 12:49 pm
Craig from Michigan says:
"Wildlife advocate" = HSUS = Animal Rights organization looking for free press and donations to pay their pensions.
July 30, 2011, 12:51 pm
Jim from Crescent bay says:
I think most of you city dwellers may find that poaching small animals may become the new norm. Hard to say for sure what this " new economy/ summer of recovery " will bring to us goingnforward but it would seem to this suburban dweller that it will not be pretty...just consider for a moment what your street/ neighborhood/ city would look like after a week with no power or food deliveries. Having shot and eaten small game you might wanna pay attention to how it is done as the opportunity to use this skillet may arrive sooner than you think....

Good luck to all.
July 30, 2011, 12:52 pm
Nativam from Fresno says:
To Hunter Gatherer from the Earth: Good for you, sir!! The neighbors and the city have no business telling you that you can't grow food on any part of your property, especially when you have been laid off.
July 30, 2011, 12:52 pm
Kathy from Indiana says:
My great-great-grandfather got in major hot water (articles in Brooklyn Eagle) for grazing his cattle in Prospect Park. Looks like some things never change!
July 30, 2011, 12:53 pm
HPS from Ingels Park says:
Leave them alone at least they are WORKING for their food.. hunting for food is as old as the caveman.. At least these people are smart enough to know if you want food you have to work for it.. hunting IS work..
July 30, 2011, 12:54 pm
norman west from forest hills says:
the bums should be thrown in jail to eat 3 bologna sandwiches a day or have their hands cut off and fed to the squirrels......
July 30, 2011, 12:54 pm
sailordude from Realityville says:
So many thoughts about this....
First it's in a community paper but if it had happened under Bush, AP news would be running it. Under Obama, lets keep it low key.
Second These people sound like the same people who dumpster dive for thrown out supermarket food. I thought being cheap was a good thing to the communists who hate our capitalist system? Pigeons are free and taste good. I've ordered them in restaurants before.
Third, when I grew up in NYC in the 60's and 70's, people fished in the Hudson and kept the stuff they caught (mostly eels), you can't do that anymore? Give me a break.
Fourth, expect more trends like this to take place if you stupid serfs keep reelecting Obama and his crony liberals.
July 30, 2011, 12:55 pm
Tom from El Playon says:
That's what you guys get for closing Tavern on the Green....
July 30, 2011, 1:01 pm
Nativam from Fresno says:
Allen from the Burbs, sir: A neighborhood park with its sweet animals is a refuge, a little retreat for the hard-working families and their children and many adults who want a little break. They enjoy the wildlife and didn't come to watch a lot of foul mouthed rude squatters dirtying up the place.
July 30, 2011, 1:01 pm
LCSOBadBoy from Cleveland says:
They gave homeless people tickets for eating wildlife-well now they will have toliet paper!
July 30, 2011, 1:01 pm
Larry from Alabama says:
Dang, they got ticketed for that? I shoot squirrels and birds in my yard every day and cook them for dinner. Oh thats right, ya'll folks in Brooklyn actually voted to have your freedoms taken away.
July 30, 2011, 1:03 pm
TN outdoors from Rural area says:
Before all is said and done,we all just might be out fishing,hunting for food.leave it to Obama.
July 30, 2011, 1:05 pm
Laura from Sanity says:
Get off your high horse and give these people some credit. They're doing something for themselves instead of begging for it or sucking on the government teet. They're one step above people living in government housing and on food stamps and welfare payments if you ask me. Still able to do something for themselves instead of expecting complete strangers to do it for them. When the welfare state collapses, there's gonna be a lot of people wishing they'd learned how to do this.
July 30, 2011, 1:06 pm
Naja from The Wrong Planet says:
As a child when we didnot have any food to eat my auntie went into the woods and brought back rabbits, squirrel, muskrat and other wildlife that was advailable for the seven us of us could eat. The U.S. had been in receivership since 1933 and according to The Bankruptcy of the U.S.(look-it up on google) of the people are living in a communistic/socialist society. We are going back to feeding ourselves any way that we can. It's servival time.
July 30, 2011, 1:09 pm
barry from sunset park says:
how could this happen

Obama is President people were saying all will be right with the world
July 30, 2011, 1:13 pm
Pastor GR from VA says:
I don't normally comment on any article, because it's usually an emotional outcry from one side or the other. However, I feel that I must give my 2 cents worth on this one.

I have read so many replies that talked about if they were homeless or couldn't afford food then there are soup kitchens for that, or that they could apply for aide and food stamps. Now understanding that these are completely viable options, I also understand that the premise behind succumbing to this means of provision goes against the principles of what this great Nation was founded on and fought numerous wars to uphold.

How far our thinking has been moved from the days when John Smith said "you don't work you don't eat". What would have happened to the settlers and founders had they waited for a handout. Now fast forward to today's problem we see in our legislature. How much crisis would be averted if someone reminded Americans that their rights of freedom were life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. These are individual rights, not rights for someone else to give to them. Let me "splain" that a little better for some of you. All of these require action on the individual's part. Otherwise are you not merely existing?

I am not condoning the breaking of laws, especially in the case where these laws are in place to protect the God given rights of other individuals. I am saying however that if in fact these folks were homeless and in fact taking their own initiative to feed their families and themselves (all of which is speculation), then I say they should be headlined across America. Saying look citizens of the great United States of America, let these men and women remind us that with ingenuity and self accountability we can and will persevere and continue to be great!
July 30, 2011, 1:14 pm
Max from Nowhere near NY! says:
You can't murder animals.

You can, however, deny people food, which is the rich man that ignored Lazurus the beggar outside the gate, and wound up in hell - the rich man had his good things in this life and cared not for another. Luke 16:19-31.

I read these stories to see if there is repentance, or what is coming. For some, nope, not yet!
July 30, 2011, 1:19 pm
Doug from Oklahoma says:
If Nativam ever found himself “down on his luck” he would never trap those poor “sweet” animals in the park. He would prefer to trap the “human” animal; he would do it by an honest means, like filing a lawsuit against a neighbor, or getting a government check, getting in on a little “redistribution” of wealth from our pockets to his? Hard working people have what is called “empathy” for humans first, then animals, I’m sorry, the vagrants have destroyed your view of the park, and by the way I like “sweet” animals too, they are the best served hot on my plate.
July 30, 2011, 1:20 pm
Rocco from Williamsburg says:
Starving homeless people who can't afford to buy their food from the price-gouging industrial complex have every right to eat any way they can. The city DOES NOT OWN the animals living in or landing in the park. And what do these morons do? They give them a ticket. THEY'RE HOMELESS! They're killing their own meals! With what money are they going to pay these fines? Mindless idiots...
July 30, 2011, 1:24 pm
Liberal Lester from Lost says:
We can learn from these people. Then when the big crash comes, we'll be ready.
July 30, 2011, 1:28 pm
Ferdo from from the Shore says:
As long as they don't huntig humans, leave them alone.
July 30, 2011, 1:28 pm
Dusty from 3rd street says:
City doesnt care if they can pay or not, debts owed = money in the bank or rather black on the balance sheet. How many parking tickets do you think actually get paid?
July 30, 2011, 1:32 pm
Ivan Yurkenov from Colorado says:
If these "oddball poachers" were instead, shop-lifting bread and peanut butter from your neighborhood grocery, you bleeding-hearts would be lining up to justify THEFT from a merchant. BUT, because these "band of vagrants" are harvesting food from God's breadbasket, you scream bloody murder.

At least these "oddball poachers" and "band of vagrants" show a little gumption and fend for themselves instead of relying on the Government to take from me that which I earn, in order to give it to them.

I'll never understand New Yorkers -- and that's a GOOD thing!

July 30, 2011, 1:32 pm
PeterP from Neverland says:
Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and he'll be well fed in prison.
July 30, 2011, 1:36 pm
Critter from Outside DC says:
At least they aren't eating road kill. In
Tennessee it's legal to do that now.
July 30, 2011, 1:36 pm
Roni from Sac Town says:
How is ticketing these people really going to accomplish anything? The story is talking about vagrants that catch the animals and eat them. Do these officers think these people can pay for a ticket when they can't even afford food. Why not try to help them find a near bye shelter or soup kitchen instead?
July 30, 2011, 1:38 pm
Ivan Yurkenov from Colorado says:
Laura from Sanity says:

Get off your high horse and give these people some credit. They're doing something for themselves instead of begging for it or sucking on the government teet. They're one step above people living in government housing and on food stamps and welfare payments if you ask me. Still able to do something for themselves instead of expecting complete strangers to do it for them. When the welfare state collapses, there's gonna be a lot of people wishing they'd learned how to do this.

Today, 2:06 pm

Ivan says: Right on, sister, RIGHT ON!!!

May God smile on you while you journey on!

July 30, 2011, 1:39 pm
stonedome from jersey says:
beverly hillbillies? more like brooklyn's the end result of the leftist lack of common sense when dealing with vagrants and the "homeless"
July 30, 2011, 1:40 pm
Doug from Oklahoma says:
The right to exist trumps all other laws, Declaration of Independence – “unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness”. People will give up their Liberty for Life, we are hardwired to try to exist, Mao Zedong and others instituted a lot of laws, I would violate one and all laws to try and feed myself and my family if it did not endanger my fellow human beings. I would starve myself before I would take bread from another man to feed myself, if I were hungry, killing a pigeon in a park would not violate my conscience, no matter what the law. I value human life above animal life, animals are pretty, but many of them are also food, they like some who have posted here don’t have souls. I’ve been hungry, I’ve seen what hungry people will do, human being suffering brings out the truth in a person, and it reveals them for what they truly are good or evil.
July 30, 2011, 1:42 pm
testeburger from Maui says:
People in this county SHOULD be trying to take care of themselves by hunting and fishing when they don't have enough $$ for food. It's better than asking for a hand out from our (not so rich) Uncle Sam. It’s really very sad that you people value a goose over a hungry person....
July 30, 2011, 1:43 pm
Ivan Yurkenov from Colorado says:
I stand by all of my comments, and as I am a life-long member of PETA -- PEOPLE EATING TASTY ANIMALS -- I know of what I speak!!!

July 30, 2011, 1:47 pm
DivineMoments from Twitter says:
They sound self-sufficient to me! They don't want any government handouts.. Leave them alone!
July 30, 2011, 1:49 pm
bitters from the real world says:
What a bunch of pathetic do know that there are people in THIS nation who are short on resources to buy food..let alone, provide a proper place to prepare it.

I had heard you were all bleeding hearts..guess not so much..especially when it gets smelly and nasty in YOUR neighborhood.

Your 'quality of mercy' certainly isn't possess none.
July 30, 2011, 1:49 pm
Wolfen from Brooklyn says:
If you really want to ban pouching you need to be serious about the fines. Just fine them $1000 for a initial creature and then $500 and for each additional after that. Cannot pay? Well, check their source of income, and get it from there. You got to be serious about it of you really want things done.
July 30, 2011, 1:55 pm
Bruce Hemming from ND says:
speciesist= MADE up word the animal rights fruitcake use. Let's see the country is heading for the Great Depression 2 and all you people are crying about animals and fish.???? You know the Eco cults have sue the Government over fake endangered species have collected in 1 five year period 4.7 Billion dollars from the tax payers. No wonder the country is going broke and starving people are eating fish and animals.
July 30, 2011, 1:55 pm
Colorado says:
bitters from the real world says:

What a bunch of pathetic do know that there are people in THIS nation who are short on resources to buy food..let alone, provide a proper place to prepare it.

I had heard you were all bleeding hearts..guess not so much..especially when it gets smelly and nasty in YOUR neighborhood.

Your 'quality of mercy' certainly isn't possess none.

Today, 2:49 pm

Ivan replies:

Careful there, bitters, it's near blasphemy to call out those tolerant, bleeding-heart Liberals for being the hypocrites that they are.

Keep you powder dry, and that third eye in the back of your head always vigilant from here on out.

July 30, 2011, 1:56 pm
Elmarco from Hackensack says:
When the $#!^ hits the fan and people are starving and the Government doesn't have the means to assist... then watch what will happen. A good reminder is to watch the movie 'The Cinderella Man' where Russel Crow played the boxer Jim Braddock who beat Max Baer during height of the Depression of 1930's. Think it can't happen again? In the word of "MISTER T"... Pity The Fool.... NUFF SAID.
July 30, 2011, 2 pm
Nativam from Fresno says:
Doug from Oklahoma, you've judged me all wrong. About 10 years ago, I was broke and homeless. I began sleeping in alleyways or alongside a freeway below an underpass. And yes, I went on welfare for a couple of months. I found myself getting fat and lazy. So I began showing up for work at 5:00 AM for temporary work at Labor Connection. I bought a tent. I gave back my welfare card against the objections of the social(ist) worker. Almost a year later I found steady work and I moved into my motorhome.
My point is: there wouldn't have been anything wrong if I had been hungry enough to hunt when I was homeless. But doing that in a park is disrespectful to the park neighborhood. There are plenty of other places to live outdoors and catch food or find food in a city.
July 30, 2011, 2:02 pm
john ghent from brooklyn says:
Gods bounty feeding people,this is how nature intended things to be. These folks arent taking more than they can eat..........To the animal wacko nuts,you should be ashamed for allowing these people to go hungry in the first place. If you were in their place youd be eating lil BEAKY TOO!
July 30, 2011, 2:05 pm
Adam from LIC says:
I saw a homeless guy carrying a pigeon in Central Park recently... it must be more wide spread.

This is nothing new...,_Central_Park

. Olmsted and Vaux believed that the introduction of sheep enhanced the romantic English quality of the park and to re-enforce the quiet nature of the “Greenward”, 200 sheep were added in 1864. The flock of pedigree Southdown (and later Dorset) [7] sheep were used and housed in a fanciful Victorian building or "Sheepfold" created by Jacob Wrey Mould under the direction of Calvert Vaux.[7] The animals served a practical purpose as well—they trimmed the grass and fertilized the lawn. A Sheep crossing was built across the drive in 1870 and twice a day a shepherd would hold up carriage traffic, and later automobiles, as he drove the animals to and from the meadow. Sheep grazed the meadow until 1934, when Robert Moses, the city's parks commissioner, moved them to Prospect Park, Brooklyn and then to the safety of the Catskill Mountains.[8] There was fear for the sheep's safety by hungry folk during the great depression. Officials were concerned that starving men would turn the sheep into lunch.[9] After the sheep had been banished to Brooklyn the Sheepfold was converted into what later became the Tavern on the Green restaurant.
July 30, 2011, 2:09 pm
shawn from global hobo says:
they are free people
they hunt they live the way they want..... hunting is a human right

people who say they should be thrown in jail or in prison...are idiots....the world is changing and you better get with it...even in so called america its going fast give it ten years and you will be eating rats or each other

when the bottom comes collapsing out of the world these people will survive
you !!
mutants who live off genetic modified foods.... cows so amped up on hormones and antibotics will not survive two weeks
July 30, 2011, 2:12 pm
Doug from Oklahoma says:
My apologies Nativam, I have judged you wrong, you do seem to have a respect for human life which is laudable and which I share. We seem to differ only on the responsibilities of a citizen to the state, or a man’s responsibilities to his community.
July 30, 2011, 2:14 pm
Leonard from Montana says:
Despite the well fed, but still ugly animal rights activists, the wooded regions of New York City have an abundance of fish,fowl,game to support a limited number of homeless people. People need not starve to protect the self-admiring blabberings of yogurt suckers. " Hunt, fish, trap and join the NRA.Those "officials" in Albany don't care if you starve.
July 30, 2011, 2:17 pm
ha from Not NYC says:
I'm not for unnecessary harm or cruelty to animals. That being said, I would like to point out that there is no such thing as an animal "murder." Second, you may have hit several hundred bugs when driving your Prius today, so have some compassion for the homeless people trying to eat. The outsized influence your insane city has on our country is (honestly!) alarming. I know there are tons of good people there, but there are also a lot with very little common sense who seem to think they know everything and wish to impose that everything on everyone else.
July 30, 2011, 2:19 pm
Ferdo from from the Shore says:
As long as they don't huntig humans, leave them alone.

Yepper reminds me of that story about DONNER PASS!


Besides I wonder how these PETA people might taste cooked on one of our fires! Perhaps a bottle of sherry cooking whine,lightly seasoned on their screaming tounges........and a cigarette blown in their holier than thou faces as the dried DOG feces fed fire consumes their yells........

Id rather eat central park ducklings, but whining PETA human flesh can be good too! A word to the ambulance crews and the city morgue.......bring your road kill to central park........we got our own funeral pier fire waiting!

Oh and bring some ciggys! We hate bloomingidiot too!
July 30, 2011, 2:22 pm
Bruce Hemming from ND says:
What is the problem anyways these people are all members of PETA People Eating Tasty Animals...... I thought all you people in NYC were members of PETA LOL
July 30, 2011, 2:26 pm
ramon lee says:
I think you murder people - animals are killed, as I recall. Sounds like these wildlife advocates don't consider humans to be animals. Funny how they don't mind hawks killing pigeons, but object to humans doing so. In other words, they are complete hypocrites.

Put these "wildlife advocates" out in the wild, away from their air conditioned condos and see how long they last before resorting to "murdering" wildlife. This is disgusting. Human being haters, apparently.
July 30, 2011, 2:31 pm
Really Renya? from NYC says:
Your friend... and buys his vegan menu items.. Wow... that sounds like BS... He is your friend, but you let him remain homeless. With fiends like you who needs enemas...

By the way, If we were not suffering under the Obama Depression then maybe these folks could afford their vegan menu as well. But you hammerheads keep voting Demoncrats in office and then wonder.. Hmmm why is the economy so bad after three years of Obama "fixes"... and conclude with sooo mucth in intelligence...Must be Bush's fault. With that high level thinking you all should have been brain surgeons.
July 30, 2011, 2:31 pm
Yehuda Cohen from Not in New York, Thank G-D! says:
my goodness! New Yorkers are too far gone politically! a left wing cesspool!

these people ate animals because they are hungry, and wild animals under God's law are PROPERTY of mankind.

all of you animal rights extremists get a life. I am a proud member of PETA. People Eating Tasty Animals.

That leftist RN nurse does not belong in a hospital.....
July 30, 2011, 2:33 pm
August from Downtown says:
If the homeless shelters & homeless system was not so DISRESPECTING, PRISON-LIKE, HORRIFYING, the homeless could get off the streets and become productive.

You people would be running out of the homeless shelters after one-hour, screaming in horror of what you just went through & looking for the nearest liquor store to drown that experience away....THEY ARE THAT BAD!
July 30, 2011, 2:34 pm
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July 30, 2011, 2:35 pm
Virtual Vigilante from Borough says:
Pardon me for making too much sense, but how does spending resources ticketing a homeless person solve anything?

He'll only use it as kindling for his next pigeon flambé.

BTW, where will they send the overdue notice when the fine isn't paid?
July 30, 2011, 2:36 pm
August from Downtown says:
The only reason there are not mile-long soup kitchen lines on every city block in the USA is because of food stamp cards.

July 30, 2011, 2:37 pm
JoBlo from USA says:
Let them hunt for their food. Is is survival these days and these people know how to survive and can teach others how to survive.

And ban lasik, prk, lasek doctors too. They are blinding alot of americans who need their eyes to survive.
July 30, 2011, 2:38 pm
jOHN eNGLES from QUEENS says:
You forgot,Miss pelosi and reid and obama stole 6 billion from the foodstamp program to fund Michele Obamas war on the obese!

Heres one of the laws their kind wanted to enact:

Mississippi Legislature
2008 Regular Session
House Bill 282
House Calendar | Senate Calendar | Main Menu
Additional Information | All Versions

Current Bill Text: |

Description: Food establishments; prohibit from serving food to any person who is obese.

Background Information:
Disposition: Active
Deadline: General Bill/Constitutional Amendment
Revenue: No
Vote type required: Majority
Effective date: July 1, 2008

July 30, 2011, 2:41 pm
Nativam from Fresno says:
Thank you Doug, my friend. We are constantly made to feel that we need to provide a place for the homeless. The City of Fresno has tried it. It became a filthy, drug infested place full of prostitutes. I can understand why some of them want to go into the neighborhood parks. But there are clean soupkitchens for them at least.

Families know best who to support and who not to support.
July 30, 2011, 2:42 pm
satanta from a stone`s throw from Canada says:
Yikes! Can`t imagine eating anything, animal or vegetable that grows anyplace in NYC!
But living in NYC requires a very special type of individual. Even amomg the very special inhabitants of NYC, some are obviously MORE SPECIAL than others.(with apologies to George Orwell.)
July 30, 2011, 2:45 pm
FreddyTHEfreeloader from central park says:
Smoke a ciggy in the park and get a nites stay at the bloomberg hilton.....

Free meals,free lodging and a cot!

A freeloader can survive!

Use the system,its what its there for.
July 30, 2011, 2:47 pm
gainfullyemployed from Bronx says:
Free parking services!

We require full coverage insurance to all clients!
July 30, 2011, 2:51 pm
Nativam from Fresno says:
Virtual Vigilante from Bourough: It's the thought that counts.
July 30, 2011, 2:51 pm
Karl from Houston, Texas says:
You can thank the Obama Administration for the poaching. This is what happens when people are trying to stay alive.
July 30, 2011, 2:57 pm
Buttered Biscuit from GA says:
I am so glad I live in a RedState. BlueCity New Yorkers giving tickets to people (at the top of the food chain) who are desperate and homeless shows just how bad communal living is...and how it doesn't work.
Buy local.
Be self-sufficient.
Abandon (D)ependence on the government for answers
July 30, 2011, 3:01 pm
milse from st louis says:
my german and polish immigrant ancestors in St Louis did this back from the 30s-50s. times are tough and food is food.
July 30, 2011, 3:03 pm
TC from WA St says:
At least they aren't hunting people.
July 30, 2011, 3:04 pm
The ARBITER from Van Nuys says:
So, in STUPID LIBERAL-VILLE, it's okay to marry a SODOMITE ANAL ABUSER, it's OKAY TO MURDER A BABY IN A WOMANS STOMACH, but it is not okay to catch and eat FOOD. Liberals are the spawn of satan.
July 30, 2011, 3:07 pm
freddyTHEfreeloader from wall street says:
TC from WA St says:
At least they aren't hunting people.

I moved office........waiting for the jumpers this comming week!

Get the fire going fresh meat on the way!
July 30, 2011, 3:07 pm
andy from GA says:
i notice how all the "leave the poor survivalists alone" idiots totally ignore the part of the article that says these people are threatening to other people ....but then i guess that would get in the way of the more bizarre anti-Obama bs that has nothing to do with the actions of some potentially dangerous people
July 30, 2011, 3:07 pm
Lawrence E from Lakeview, Chicago says:
Most "hunters" kill animals for the sadomasochistic thrill they get out of ending a life. It's more about sex than food. These bums need to stay out of the public parks. They need to be in the deep woods with the rest of the animals.
July 30, 2011, 3:08 pm
DieselSnowmobile from NY says:
Fine them 1 trillion dollars.. Payable to the fed. The fed will assume they will get paid and borrow against it. Budget problems solved.. DC can now go home.
July 30, 2011, 3:09 pm
andy from GA says:
WOW....ARBITER bringing his anti-gay hysteria into this? some of you need help, and fast
July 30, 2011, 3:09 pm
GWB from Manhattan says:
"Anyone who feels they have to eat wildlife has an agenda"

Yep- MMMMMMMMMMM, smacksmacksmack. Pass the gravy, eh??
July 30, 2011, 3:10 pm
Dryden01 from Seattle says:
The sentiment of these urban survivalists is "you gotta eat." At the rate the Obama Administration is going, we will all be chasing pigeons around the park with a butcher knife.
July 30, 2011, 3:12 pm
Buttered Biscuit from GA says:
I am sure that people hunting for food is what New Yorkers find "threatening" (to their belief that could never be them.)
You might be wise to wonder what happens if you can't get any money out of an ATM...or nobody can take your card-swipe...or the bodega has no power for 3 days.
Who's gonna survive?
You people in your rich towers will give up and die before you lower your standards to wild squab.
July 30, 2011, 3:13 pm
NOTLIBERAL IDIOTS from Anywhere but NYC says:
Lawrence E from Lakeview, Chicago Most "hunters" kill animals for the sadomasochistic thrill they get out of ending a life.

LOL didn't the Nazi say that. We all know the real lunatic fringe is right? sadomasochistic that stick up for women right to murder her baby will crying about animals. DUH no wonder you live in a big city.
July 30, 2011, 3:14 pm
amplitude jones from heights says:
What about the evil pig marxists who caused so many folks to be homeless and hungry? THEY should cough up some money to feed these people. They ARE people after all. I do not find life,liberty pursuit of happiness for pigeons in our constitution! EVIL DEMOCRATS are ALL of our troubles those evil parasites!
July 30, 2011, 3:16 pm
Buttered Biscuit from GA says:
The Christian thing to do would be to offer these poor souls basic supplies, barbecue tools, and help ... but New Yorker's wouldn't want to touch that FILTH. Quick, call Big Government to control those unsightly hillbillies who have invaded the greenspace.
July 30, 2011, 3:22 pm
Buddy from vegetable garden says:
Where are those "poachers" when we need them. My vegetable garden has been invaded by quails - - but quails are not on my diet, so any help will be appreciated. If there's one "cute" fat little quail here, there are hundreds.
July 30, 2011, 3:25 pm
Where is the Liberal compassion for people from Not in Marxist NYC says:
Hey Buddy quail are great eating taste better then chicken. Serious.
July 30, 2011, 3:30 pm
TIM from USA says:
people better get used to eating squirrel and rabbit and tweety birds cause by the time the america hating traitor in the white house is through with us we will be lucky to be able to kill and eat a nice fresh squerril
July 30, 2011, 3:31 pm
Jam from st louis says:
Welcome to Obamaville, USA- home of those liberated by the liberal amerikan government.
July 30, 2011, 3:34 pm
Ken from PA says:
For those of you who disagree with hunting based upon moral conviction, there's a reason we are omnivores, and all the veggies in the world won't change that. Some of us do it not for the "thrill,' only for the meat. When things go down the crapper, people like me won't be there to help you, so don't come to us for help. Just stay away and keep your ignorance on your side of the spectrum.
July 30, 2011, 3:35 pm
Nativam from Fresno says:
Amplitude Jones from heights: you know those Marxist piggies like Chucky Schumer and Hillary Clinton and Barbara Boxer cough up VERY LITTLE of their own money for charity. They're ready to borrow a BIG chunk of money for their welfare "charity" and charge it to us and our kids and their kids and on and on and on.
July 30, 2011, 3:37 pm
Ohiggins51 from Texas says:
I know you city folks may find this odd, but wild duck and squirrel is tasty.
July 30, 2011, 3:45 pm
Bohica from Brooklyn says:
Ticketing those who may be homeless. Yeah, that's real smart. How many of you animal rights freaks are taking food out to these homeless people to keep them from killing your precious vermin? Or after you save said vermin, do you just ignore them and their hunger?
July 30, 2011, 3:46 pm
krusatyr from Fresh Flesh Fetish says:
Organic, free range varmints healthier than hormonally enhanced bio-hybrids and reinvigorates hunting instinct.

Now must develop parallel stealth skills.

Hominids go wilding: next find art on the walls of their caves and lean-tos. These bravados could sell tickets to adventures in trapping and dining Brooklyn game cuisine.
July 30, 2011, 3:46 pm
NealinNevada says:
Alright you homeless people, here is some advice. Move out into rural Connecticut and you can live off of the land easy. Hell, we use to drop deer anytime we needed to supplement the vittles. Do yourself a favor, venison has it all over squirrels and ducks in the park.
July 30, 2011, 3:46 pm
Pakkratt from ohio says:

Soon cattle, sheep, chickens and horses and even humans will be vanishing. Hunger is a force that can not be stopped by a fine...when paper money means nothing in a corrupt Nation trillions in debt.
July 30, 2011, 3:47 pm
Doug from Oklahoma says:
Andy from GA – There are many ways human beings are “threatening” for example, you may find many posted opinions here “threatening” or as Obama say’s “troubling” and if you were “in charge” or as your hero would say would be tempted to take matters in your own hands. But I digress, and will revert to “common sense” (meaning the way free minded people think) Do you really believe a government that will ticket homeless people for poaching pigeons, would leave truly “threatening” people in the park? I’m surprised they haven’t been rounded up and dropped off in the desert. What they really need to do is claim that they are illegal aliens, then they would get all the government services they need, and if they go on the other end of the dysfunctional coasts, Gov Brown of California would give them a college education for free!
July 30, 2011, 3:50 pm
yoadrian balboa from calif says:
No way! Theyt aren't going hungry, have you seen these people? The one is fat as a pig, he's definitely not starving. I dont care how F'in hungry these people are, they shouldnt be eating the wildlife in the park no matter what, whats the matter with you idiots. There are places for them to go to get food, not feeding off the neighborhood pets.
July 30, 2011, 3:53 pm
Yukiko from Tribeca says:
The dictionary defines a vagrant as one who wanders from place to place without a permanent home or a means of livelihood. I may not be the sharpest pin in the cushion but I don't think ticketing a vagrant will do much good. Are the police going to go to his/her house when they fail to pay their fines? The very meaning of vagrant tells us they are somewhat low on cash. I'm sure paying a fine isn't high on their list of ways to spend what little money they have. The police could have done as much good by giving them a stern look and vigorously shaking their fingers at these people.
July 30, 2011, 3:55 pm
joe lacy from east side says:
These people are starving.....if they cant afford a big mac they certainly not going to pay for a ticket.
you elitist asses
July 30, 2011, 3:59 pm
Smokyjoe from Texas says:
Ahhh animals murder aint it wonderful, now someone pass me another sausage!
July 30, 2011, 3:59 pm
Pete from Governors Island/Red Hook says:
Goat? Who got the goat?
July 30, 2011, 4:01 pm
DD from MD says:
The homeless people will just use the tickets as toilet paper---so what's the point? More power to them!
July 30, 2011, 4:01 pm
yoadrian balboa from calif says:
How is that liberal lifestyle working for you? This is life run by liberals, everybody loses, EVERYBODY, while those who make the laws triple their personal wealth and give nothing to charity. This is the liberal life period, same when carter was in office only worse. How many of you want to keep electing these loser liberals bacause you have shot yourselves in the foot big time and you probably dont even know it. The choice is obvious, elect liberals and go broke and starve or the opposite have a job and have money as well. DUH idiots, do you think you can figure this one out on your own or are you going to F'ck this one up as well!
July 30, 2011, 4:02 pm
old sarge from So CA says:
I,m a hillbilly from Arkansas. During the great depression I became a connisuer of possum, squrrel and duck. With the Obama commies in power I am glad I Knows how to prepare them, as I expect to have to go back.
July 30, 2011, 4:06 pm
George from Halihood says:
You can fine them a million dollars, they have no money! when they don't pay the fine, you can put them in jail and the few remaining taxpayers can pay to feed them.
July 30, 2011, 4:10 pm
Megaflunky from Kentucky says:
These people are hunting and fishing for food. They are sustaining themselves by living off the land as mankind has done for centuries. These animals are not pets but they were placed on this planet as a food source. These “dowdy” people are not downtown asking you arrogant people for the bit of bread you would offer them but they are out trying to live and keep some sort of pride I would guess. To kill a wild animal for food is not murder you arrogant jerk. Remember the phase “There but by the grace of God go I” do you feel that you or the government owns all the animals of the world? Whoever casts dispersions on these people should look in the mirror and come to grips with the fact that just because you pay taxes you are still your brother’s keeper. Paying taxes does not absolve you of guilt or your responsibilities.
July 30, 2011, 4:11 pm
Bob from prospect park says:
Hi, I'm Bob, one of the people in the park. I'll have you know that YES it is ture, we ate the ducks and pigeons, but we did NOT eat any of the squirrels. The ducks weren't bad, a little tough, but tasty. Now you can keep the pigeons, contrary to what anyone might tell you they do NOT taste like chicken. If any of your females care to join me, I have a bottle of MD2020 that we are going to open with tonight's duck. - Bob
July 30, 2011, 4:14 pm
Lonestar Yankee from Texas says:
Comments from "liberals" are sickening. Arrest the hungry to save the animals that God placed here for FOOD? You progressive morons (apparently concentrated in the northeast, DC and west coast) need to have a taste of your own medicine. Well, soon enough. Wait for it. Or..... practice what you claim to preach and feed the poor. Fat chance.
July 30, 2011, 4:14 pm
Wolfgang from Texas says:
How dare these homeless people try to slaughter the poor little animals in the park and eat them. Who gives them the right to do this? I think the Cops should lock em up and beat them every half hour until they confess who put them up to this. I bet it was one of those Republicans, maybe Scott Walker from Wisconsin. Perhaps they should just go ahead and shoot these scumballs.
July 30, 2011, 4:17 pm
Jason from Bushwick says:
Sounds like Prospect Park's got the makings of a mighty tasty stew! These vagrants are really onto something.
July 30, 2011, 4:19 pm
Pakkratt from Ohio says:

I agree with you old sarge. Obama voters will be eating each other in the cities, as possum, squirrel, and duck will be in short supply soon after any disaster.
July 30, 2011, 4:21 pm
Dick from NY says:
Leave it to the Drudge people to dumb the comments down a bit.
We have laws for a reason.
Being homeless does not give one the right to disregard said laws.
Stop blaming Bush and Obama for your problems, they're your own fault. Grow up and accept responsibility.
Maybe the park goes should enforce their own form of justice upon these savages.
I'm sure residents wouldn't complain about the homeless population mysteriously disappearing.

If you can't follow the rules you don't deserve to be a part of society.
July 30, 2011, 4:21 pm
Jane from Midwest says:
Shame on those people for hunting and fishing to feed themselves. Didn't they get the memo that Obama is the "food stamp" POTUS? The state cannot tolarate self-sufficency!

Folks, our country is in the toilet. There will be more and more people doing whatever they can to feed themselves and their families. At least these folks have developed some of the skills to survive. What will you do when the grocery store shelves are empty, dial 911?
July 30, 2011, 4:25 pm
doug from nadda says:
Demonize people for trying to feed themselves.... I think i'm going to go catch a fish and eat it now...
July 30, 2011, 4:27 pm
Pakkratt from Ohio says:

Dick from NY says:

yea.. I'm really am a Dick from NY.....
July 30, 2011, 4:30 pm
cyn says:
People are hungry, I guess the fish, ducks ect.. are more important..
July 30, 2011, 4:30 pm
R. Czech from Ogden says:
White elitists are at it again. Oh, we'll feed the poor, but have them go to the soup kitchens so that we don't have to see them. "Don't you know hunting on the king's land means death?" - Sir Guy of Gisborne, another elitist.
You see, privileged whites like to ignore the existence of poor people. College students are supposedly our 'poor', despite having laptops, cars, and cell phones. We ignore people so poor that they can't get a car or computer. And when they become so visible that we can no longer ignore them, we call for the cops to haul them away. Because it is better to imprison poor people than to help them. Or, in this case, let them help themselves. Is there some shortage of squirrels or pigeons in New York? Not that I've ever heard of.
White people with a bit of money can go out to Yosemite or a thousand other parks and sleep outdoors as long as they please. If a homeless guy wants to sleep on a park bench for one night, he's tossed in jail. Because important white people might see him and wrinkle their noses at the sight or the smell.
July 30, 2011, 4:31 pm
Sam from brooklyn says:
Stranger than what they did is that someone would actually call it murder. I've heard it all now.
July 30, 2011, 4:31 pm
Catherine from Maine says:
God Forbid hungry people should eat. Let them eat cake, I guess.
July 30, 2011, 4:32 pm
Nando from Woodhaven says:
What's wrong with eating pigeons and geese? They are a pain in the butt and the city goes out of its way to get rid of them. These people should be commended. If we can get them to hunt and eat rats, so much the better.
I wouldn't eat any of the fish out of that lake, though.
July 30, 2011, 4:33 pm
Jake from California says:
Great job. We need to throw the book at those hillbillies. How would they like it if they were hunted and roasted over a fire? They need to get a job and step into the 21st century.. oh wait.. THERE ARE NO JOBS!!!!
July 30, 2011, 4:33 pm
Catherine from Maine says:
Oh, and I'm white. Please don't blame all white people for this. We have plenty of poor whites in America too. This is about rich vs. poor not white vs. everyone else.
July 30, 2011, 4:34 pm
Catherine from Maine says:
Oh, and I'm white. Please don't blame all white people for this. We have plenty of poor whites in America too. This is about rich vs. poor not white vs. everyone else.
July 30, 2011, 4:34 pm
Megaflunky from Kentucky says:
To DICK from NY (rightly named I might add) I guess that you would never break the law if your belly was empty. When people are forced to not follow the rules to live and eat then society has failed has it not. I can tell who and what you are but attacking people who disagree with what you think is right. Have you ever walked in anybody else's shoes?
July 30, 2011, 4:34 pm
Bohica from Brokklyn says:
Pathetic and disgusting Liberals. They all have their panties in a bunch because some homeless people would rather try sustain themselves than grovel to one of their socialist programs. You libs are such a cancerous pox on America. You would rather see your fellow humans starve than see them eat.
July 30, 2011, 4:35 pm
Pakkratt from Ohio says:

R. Czech from Ogden says:

Oh yea..I'm a white guy too.

July 30, 2011, 4:35 pm
Catherine from Maine says:
Jake, I hope you are being sarcastic with your comment about them not liking being killed and eaten. They weren't committing cannibalism. They were hunting and eating animals, not people. That said, there are probably people who would find it less offensive for a person to kill and eat another person as opposed to killing and eating a prey animal.
July 30, 2011, 4:36 pm
Baillie from Entropy House says:

RE: Mississippi Legislature
2008 Regular Session
House Bill 282

True? So THAT's how they want to solve the Medi-care/caid issue.

Just google "obesity paradox heart failure" ...

...while keeping in mind that many people with heart failure didn't get fat until they couldn't move fast enough to burn a reasonable amount of calories, or may be fat but have inherited heart problems, such as dilated cardiomyopathy.

(Since most people don't know this, coronary heart disease and heart failure are not the same thing.)

But I doubt if our hungry vagrants are fat enough to get thrown out of restaurants. They probably wouldn't be allowed to go IN one.

Unless it was election season and
someone else was paying the bill.
July 30, 2011, 4:43 pm
LiberalsStarving People from Not NYC says:
Dick from NY Good name perfect to describe you. First you whine like a spoiled brat about laws then toss it out the window using braindead liberal logic lets be vigliannes and kill homeless people. You voted for Obama no doubt. Next time keep your mouth shut and people will doubt you are fool instead of proving you are.
July 30, 2011, 4:44 pm
HeteroNproud from Redmond says:
The politicaly incorrect will really be out of sorts if someone tells these hillbillies that the LGBT tastes just like fried chicken!
July 30, 2011, 4:46 pm
Paul Revere from Earth says:
So you'd rather these people starve to death? You libs are the reason they don't have jobs in the first place.
July 30, 2011, 4:53 pm
Feste from Normal America says:
The story refers to a case of an animal "murderer."

The term "murder" has historically been preserved to describe the illicit killing of human beings. Applying this term to the KILLING of animals is an absurd bastardization of the English language.

Animal are not human beings regardless of what your liberal pseudointellectualism holds.
July 30, 2011, 4:54 pm
Judy from Blue Ridge Mountains, GA says:
Out of all the people on here that have slammed the homeless, how many of you have offered them food? Or money to buy food?
July 30, 2011, 4:55 pm
catherine from redmond says:

those are part of those 400,000 Americans who lost their jobs every single WEEK FOR THREE YEARS...... every single WEEK for THREE years..........


the unemployed are the Jews of this Holocaust

the media can't talk about those homeless and unemployed in nice terms because then OBAMA WOULD LOOK LIKE A FAILURE

IN ORLANDO FLORIDA THEY ARE ARRESTING PEOPLE WHO ARE FEEDING THE HOMELESS............jobless numbers ARE the problem people - they are taking us right into the depression..........THAT SMALL STUFF IS JUST THE BEGINNING.............they are hungry, DO YOU THINK THEY LIKE EATING THAT GARBAGE..........

imagine if Bush were president


July 30, 2011, 4:57 pm
Nativam from Fresno says:
Dick from NY: I agree with you PARTIALLY. We have laws for a reason. And being homeless doesn't give a person the right to disregard the law. But these people aren't savages, just rude and thoughtless and maybe not the kind of people you want to give money to.
July 30, 2011, 4:57 pm
Fran from Shawnee says:
Only in the loony lib world would polluters &honkers (geese) be commended not killed!
There are beasts to eat, and I don't mean libs
July 30, 2011, 4:58 pm
Baillie from Entropy House says:
@ Bob from prospect park

What? MD2020? You really must be a bum: all us cultured folk know that what goes with warm duck is Cold Duck.
July 30, 2011, 4:59 pm
Brad from Brooklyn says:
"Give a man a pigeon, feed him for a day. Teach a man to stomp on pigeons, feed them for life"

Brad C.
July 30, 2011, 5 pm
R. Czech from Ogden says:
In addendum: the problem isn't simply "white people", but elitists. Most elitists happen to be white (and tend to profess their love for the disadvantaged most strongly, while calling the cops if they actually see one). Homeless people vary in color from area to area, but their color does not change their "unperson" status in the eyes of the law and the eyes of elitists.
This is not to say that many homeless people are not nice at all. Some have long prison records for real and serious crimes. Some have serious psych issues. I'm not saying they're any better, morally, than the elitists who shove them into dark alleys. I'm saying they deserve the same rights as the rest of the population. By catching food their own way, they are showing a willingness to do something on their own, without constant help from the government or charities. Do we want them to stop doing that, and instead beg on the streets or shoplift every opportunity?
July 30, 2011, 5 pm
Nativam from Fresno says:
R. Czech you seem to be a bit of a RACIST, sir. Just how much of your own money to you give to the homeless? How many of them have you sheltered under your roof?
July 30, 2011, 5:01 pm
Fran from Shawnee says:
Food is food whether it's on feathered or furred
July 30, 2011, 5:03 pm
Johnny says:
Thank god for Agenda 21. The useless eaters won't be around long.
July 30, 2011, 5:03 pm
rich guy from under the bridge says:
i never really comment on much of any thing but i gotta here there's two types of people commenting here one group is so self absorbent ,inhumane and cruel that they should be dropped in the dessert so they get a taste of what being hungry and going without is about cause clearly they have no clue. the other group is what i call true Americans that still have a heart and care about fellow man and when everything falls apart which will be soon id be honored to know theses people and id feel safe surviving anything whit them. the first group will be the ones that drop like flies cause they cant catch a fish with there credit card and i phones and i personally will not help any of them but i will laugh at them as they are doing to theses poor people in the park. its just a matter of time its not will it happen its when will it happen.
July 30, 2011, 5:06 pm
123m from Perfect Village says:
@Johnny, after in WWII they executed those scientists
July 30, 2011, 5:07 pm
Worry01 from Outsider says:
Aisha, did the man with the fishing pole look hungry? He looks like he weighs at least 300lbs. Also, there are food banks and homeless shelters in NYC. In addition, if these people have no income, why have they not applied for SNAP. Frankly, if these people have enough energy to engage in these activities, they have mamore than enough time and energy to apply for benefits, or even perhaps seek gainful employment. I am surprised that this article offers so little information on who these poachers are. This tribe is guilty of theft, vandalism, and animal cruelty.
July 30, 2011, 5:07 pm
Sanity from REALVILLE says:
Welcome to Obama's America

Notice that there is not one trace of sympathy that these people are hungry, calls them murderers, disheveled, and spent all their energy weeping for the animals.

80 years ago people did this sort of thing everyday... it was called "Getting Food".

We need take a step back and do some soul searching America; we've officially have lost our minds.
July 30, 2011, 5:08 pm
Nativam from Fresno says:
To Judy from the Blue Ridge Mountains: I have.
July 30, 2011, 5:11 pm
ma142 says:
"Let them eat cake" Not with Moochelle's world or in a Mcdumbo's Snappy Meal
July 30, 2011, 5:11 pm
Bubba from Some Backwater says:
I guess your food has to come from somewhere. Hmm.. Doesn't that make some of you city yankees wonder where the supermarket and restaurants get their food? Oh well, anything thats grilled tastes good.
July 30, 2011, 5:15 pm
Marxist Liberals Ruin America from not NYC says:
Worry01 from Outsider says:
why have they not applied for SNAP
Great idea moron oh that right Obama has the new record as the most people ever on SNAP vote liberal so you too can get Food stamps.

Just when I thought you could not expose what a fool you were even more you said-This tribe is guilty of theft, vandalism, and animal cruelty...... OMG they were eating animals did you say that over your steak dinner DUH well know it all give them a job. Oh that right Obozo said unemployment would never go over 8% LMAO
July 30, 2011, 5:16 pm
Baillie from Entropy House says:
Oh, a wee hint to the park poachers. Skip the rabbits. You can get tularemia just skinning one, and then people will complain about you dying in the park - or at least lying about looking infectious.
July 30, 2011, 5:17 pm
catherine from redmond says:
these people are jobless AND hungry and the middle class unemployed are pushing the worst of the worst out of the shelters...........the people on the street were the lower level that society was taking care of, feeding, etc.

BUT BUT 400,000 every week losing their livlihoods means that they are now using our social network

400,000 EVERY WEEK FOR 3 YEARS............darn that media, numbers come out every thursday and they make sure the story has disappeared by thursday protect barryhooverbama

THEY NEVER TALK ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT 'REVISING' THE NUMBER 'UP' 7 days after they release the fake number

3 years of this horror is now coming to everyone's neighborhoods......


July 30, 2011, 5:19 pm
western canuck from BC says:
What is the matter with you bunch of city dwelling, sandal wearing, vegan treehuggers? Animals are for eating.....all of them!
July 30, 2011, 5:20 pm
catherine from redmond says:
reply to the guys saying why don't these people get SNAP

ROFL, you need a computer, a phone an address - boy are you guys out of touch

and watch the libraries close one by one with the budget cuts that was the last computer lifeline in a computer industry
July 30, 2011, 5:21 pm
Vairar from America says:
Annnnnnnnd you expect these homeless guys to pay your fines how? :)
July 30, 2011, 5:23 pm

July 30, 2011, 5:24 pm
Mark from St.Paul MN! says:
-Pass the ketchup!-Anyone who is catching Geese and eating them deserves a key to the city-My God, Animal Advocates-LMAO!-
July 30, 2011, 5:24 pm
Mark from St.Paul MN! says:
-Pass the ketchup!-Anyone who is catching Geese and eating them deserves a key to the city-My God, Animal Advocates-LMAO!-
July 30, 2011, 5:24 pm
Bruce from Harold Square says:
"animal murders?" Who edits this rag?
July 30, 2011, 5:26 pm
George from Manhattan says:
God, I hate homeless people. We should ship them to the homes of delusional bleeding hearts. That way everyone wins: the bleeding hearts get their precious homeless, the homeless get some dupes to leech off of, and the rest of us are spared from having to deal with these filthy animals.
July 30, 2011, 5:29 pm
Wize guy from Calif says:
That's it, criminalize them because they're homeless and hungry. Waste tax payers money on soft targets instead of going after the armed criminals you won't deport who are driving around shooting people all over the country.
One of them might even be your neighbor but you don't care because they're broke and homeless now and once you run out of money in America-you're trash.
Do you have idea what was done to the animal once attached to the piece of meat on your dining room table tonight? Stop criminalizing the poor-you might be joining them soon.
July 30, 2011, 5:29 pm
Mejia from Dont Worry about it says:
You stupid, stupid people that say these people should be arrested for trying to survive should walk a mile in their shoes! Its idiots like you that will be the first to die when times get tough and you starve because your too good to hunt for wild life. Its a great idea to say, lets put these people in jail. STUPID! I would rather they fend for themselfs then rely on government handouts. Quit demonizing people like this and really open your mind. Maybe you could learn something. Lemmings
July 30, 2011, 5:35 pm
Matt from Chula-jana, ca says:
It's funny they have a catch and release only policy given that everywhere else that causes overpopulation of certain fish species, which eventually causes the water to have high concentrations of fish waste, not enough foraging material, low oxygen levels and eventual population crashes in the fish. All of that also causes the bottom to rot or "turn-over" and creates whole lot of other dead things in the lake. Keeping some of the species ensures that doesn't happen and the fish get bigger, live longer and produce overall healthier offspring.
July 30, 2011, 5:36 pm
Mejia from Dont Worry about it says:
George, I hope you someday become a homeless person. Maybe you wont be so hateful.
July 30, 2011, 5:37 pm
Matt from Chula-jana, ca says:
Oh yeah I forgot to add, if the homeless people are allowed to eat the pigeons, there will be fewer pigeons to crap on all your expensive cars or the solar cells on your Prius... think about it a little bit before you knock it.
July 30, 2011, 5:38 pm
George from Manhattan says:
Mejia and you other fruit loops, if homeless people are just unlucky and in need of a little assistance, why don't you take one of them home and put them up on your couch? Right, that's what I thought . . . But hey, at least you can type about how wonderful and big-hearted you on the internet.

Matt, you dunce, I and most other people who hate homeless savages are not rich.
July 30, 2011, 5:43 pm
Marxist Starve people from not NY says:
George from Manhattan looks like you liberals are doing a great job spreading the hate to homeless savages. Make sure you vote Dummycrock again so more people can be homeless and narrow minded bigots like you George can spread your hate for them like a good liberal yellow dog Democrat.
July 30, 2011, 5:47 pm
Anon says:
These are harsh times. I agree, why don't people feel some empathy for the homeless? They have to eat too you know. It is one thing if someone is killing these animals just for fun. It is another if someone is eating to survive. And yet people say this is cruel. When push comes to shove, you do what you have to do to survive.
July 30, 2011, 5:49 pm
Midwest Patriot says:
Welcome to Obama-ville
July 30, 2011, 5:53 pm
Jim from Not From NY says:
Upwards of 45 million on food stamps.
Upwards of 20% unemployed.
Doctors seeing an increase in malnourishment in emergency rooms from coast to coast.
And the libtards are worried about a squirrel???
There is a difference between 'poaching' and SURVIVING.
July 30, 2011, 5:54 pm
Liam from Woodside says:
We should just poach the poachers. Like anyone wants homeless people hunting in a public park in a major city.

People need to wake up. NYC and Obama's america gladly give food to people (take a look at our growing food stamp population.
July 30, 2011, 6:01 pm
Ben Spotts from Not in your Insane Asylum says:
Holy cow people. That chciken you ate yesterday was murdered too! Same for the beef, veal, lamb, fish of all kinds and pork not to mention the exotics. You write as though these people are doing something un-natural while what you are writing is surreal. I knwo you live in a city but peopel still fish and hunt. You knwo, catch fish to eat and hunt to kill meat to eat. Wow!
July 30, 2011, 6:06 pm
slordax from manhattan says:
sounds too familiar .. perhaps like commoners hunting in the king's forests ... for shame!

if these hungry americans wish to eat, i guess they should not hunt in an american owned park.
July 30, 2011, 6:07 pm
Hokey Wolphe from Da Hood says:
Please explain to me how homeless, unemployed vagrants are going to pay tickets.
July 30, 2011, 6:22 pm
trapper from mass says:
let the people liberal do gooders !
July 30, 2011, 6:24 pm
Chaos from west side says:
The sheeple need to wake up, or they will be doing the same ....
July 30, 2011, 6:28 pm
George from Palmetto says:
I would rather have the wildlife than the homeless people. Just place them in a cloth bag and throw them in the water, after a while pull them out and burn at the dump. Several times they have robed my wife and injured her. Get rid of this scum pernamently.
July 30, 2011, 6:29 pm
N Waff from NJ says:
hit the music...

Poisoning Pigeons In The Park by Tom Lehrer
July 30, 2011, 6:31 pm
task from Nassau says:
Why can't they eat beetles, worms and flies like they do in the utopian paradise of North Korea?

If they don't pay the fines the city might consider jail time where they are certain to fed till they become obese.
July 30, 2011, 6:35 pm
Ron from Ohio says:
Here in OHio about 15 years ago, a bunch of young kids killed 45 ducks on a frozen pond in a City Park i the city of Miamisburg, They got 15 years for it. So Cops only giving Tickets, Please..
July 30, 2011, 6:35 pm
Rich from Jackson NJ says:
I can't believe what I am reading here. You people need to come out of your ivory towers and realize that in the world today there are many people who are out of work and out of home and are desperate and people will do what is necessary to feed themselves and their families. You make it sound like eating squirrels and ducks is something terrible but squirrels actually taste like chicken(a little gamey) but good. I understand that this is a park presumably in an urban area, but come on show some compassion for your fellow man or is that something you just say like I care about the homeless. At least some evil hunters donate thousands of pounds of venison to local food pantries and soup kitchens every year. Think about it. Who's compassionate?
July 30, 2011, 6:37 pm
McCraw from Central Park says:
You would rather have the wildlife than the homeless people. I would rather have you on a spit! Where do you get your food. You people couldn't survive a day without someone handing you a pre-butchered hunk of meat.

I am sure the homeless hunters would rather have the game than have you.

Just remember that a country boy can survive. City boys die in the streets. Good eating though with fava beans.
July 30, 2011, 6:43 pm
Mike from Palmetto says:
Well if Im hungry enough to eat pigeon and squirrel from a public park, then by all means please ticket me. For that matter arrest me and take me to jail so I can get a good nights sleep and a meal. These people are on the very edge of survival and they should be helped. The fact that this community doesn't feed its poor really is the story here.
July 30, 2011, 6:44 pm
task from Nassau says:
Most of us are not against hunting or eating animals that are farm raised for food. We are against poaching in any park whether in the Great Smokies or NYC.

Furthermore everyone knows that you can always get NYC provided shelter and food. Dittos for the Salvation Army, the Red Cross, many churches and many private charities. In America the poorest people have access to food. In poor countries food may be scarce. In wealthy counties you may be poor but you can always eat well.
July 30, 2011, 6:46 pm
Bruce from ND says:
Liberals only have compassion and caring for animals. They are too busy donating Billions to some idiot animal rights groups instead of helping starving people. Marxist liberals want more homeless starving people to get on food stamps and bankrupt America faster.
July 30, 2011, 6:48 pm
Rich from Jackson NJ says:
Bruce they say they have compassion for their fellow man because it makes them feel good but reading these comments you can see it's only words. They are really seperated from reality. And if they keep voting for marxists like Obama many more people will be resorting to this type of survival as the greatest nation on earth collapses.
July 30, 2011, 6:54 pm
Peter Stephens says:
A pigeon? Hey any more than 1 or 2 is too many Eat the little bas tards and enjoy. Tell me where to send the soy and raisin sauce.
Hey all you do ggoders. The people are hungry becAUSE OF THE gOVERNMENT. hAVE SOME COMPASSION OFR GODS SAKE
July 30, 2011, 7:04 pm
TW from NC says:
Lets see how much mouth you people have if your homeless and hungry! Let`s see how many animals that you kill if you are tring to feed your kids! People are doing whatever they can to survive! So shut the hell up you freaking peta morons!
July 30, 2011, 7:04 pm
Ebenezer from Bed/Sty says:
The whole European concept of "poaching" is one that needs to be scrubbed from our language. The kings and lords of the manor reserved all game for themselves, even though they had no part in placing it in the forests. Meanwhile, Native Americans and Africans chased, with arrows and spears, and sometimes at no small peril to themselves, all manner of game to feed their tribes. Wake up people! African children now stand around with distended bellies while billions of tons of high quality protein roams the savannahs only to end up as food for crocodiles, lions, and carrion eaters.

"kill it and grill it!"
July 30, 2011, 7:08 pm
Jason from Michigan says:
Animal murders, Really ?
July 30, 2011, 7:09 pm
Eliot from USA says:
People should be allowed to hunt animals for food; it has been done as long as there have been people on the planet and it is a fundamental RIGHT to feed oneself. Squirrels (like rabbits) are actually rodents and breed like, well, rabbits, so there aren't likely to be shortages. Pigeons are also a nuisance in the city, and the homeless are doing the city a real service by hunting them for food. And fishing - do you really think that's a bad thing? You vegan city people should get a life! These are not endangered species. Besides, with a few more years of this economy and a government who wants to regulate the entire food supply out of existence, and a lot more of us will be doing this.
July 30, 2011, 7:09 pm
mookie from harlem says:
WTF? why can't they hunt to servive, you didn't think this would happen in a ressesion? u know how many ppl are unemployed? im sure got a comfy job and a nice kitchen. have a little compasion of your fellow humans. stop flipping over some ducks and squarls last i saw there wasn't a shortage of them any where. i love you Rich from NJ, peace to humanity.
July 30, 2011, 7:10 pm
Peter Stephens from Flatbush says:
Eat a few crows and by all means the squirrels . They are nothing but tree rats.
July 30, 2011, 7:11 pm
apokro says:
Perhaps we should allow low income folks to trap and grow their own food rather
July 30, 2011, 7:12 pm
Buttered Biscuit from GA says:
Typical liberal the pigeons instead of the people. Gonna make sure I spread this article around because it's so indicative of what's wrong with the mindset of bluecity dwellers...completely out of touch.
July 30, 2011, 7:13 pm
joe from la says:
they are hungry, hungry , hungry
July 30, 2011, 7:17 pm
mountainhiker from pa says:
Put this clain in the white house they will run the country better than the jokers we have now.
July 30, 2011, 7:17 pm
SerfCityHereWeCome Formerly from Wrong Island says:
Ah, hope and change. Not much of a "summer of recovery" for those poor animals. You can tell our economy is roaring back when people have to try to stay alive by scavenging for squirrels et al in a public park. Regression of the USA to a third-world communist dungpit? Si Se Puede!
July 30, 2011, 7:28 pm
mrs from nj says:
Can you see what the government mentality has created, one of obey, zero tolerance , no compassion, a divide, with them wanting us to divide among ourselves, to turn in those you aren't obeying the petty laws , and for what, for law and order. Is law and order now what the Constitution meant it should be 235 years ago.
What a mess over government has become. Wouldn't it be something if those cops brought those vagrants over to Mc Donalds and bought them a few bucks of food , instead they wrote out tickets of ignorance and zero compassion for humanity.
July 30, 2011, 7:28 pm
cuthean from bronxville says:
The fruits of communism, brought to us with a smile by the black scum from nowhere.
July 30, 2011, 7:34 pm
solo)poke from LandOfSelfSustainedPlenty says:
I guess people who use that park have never seen hungry people before.

Desperate times create desperate people, who will do what they have to do to survive.

It costs more to keep a man in jail then to pay him minimum wage.
July 30, 2011, 7:38 pm
Nyer from New York says:
How funny. So all 5 of the author's (douchebag hipster) friends came on the site and started blabbing about animal rights. Then notice, there's a deluge of common sense that follows. Take note libertards, this is where most Americans sit.

Hell, I think I'll stop on by the park tonight and see if I can buy a tasty BBQ squirrel sammich, just to spite an elitist park-going prick.
July 30, 2011, 7:38 pm
Your Mama from Eating HAM says:


If pigeons are good to eat...maybe these fellows should start a pigeon control service for property managers.

They could discount their fee b/c much of their own food expenses would be significantly reduced.

Just Sayin'
July 30, 2011, 7:46 pm
Ron from LI says:
I guess eating wildlife is another sign of the depression. I would bet if you look back to newspapers during the great depression, these kind of stories were common and not looked down upon. They would call it rugged independence. Now it's just give the poor foodstamps and keep them out of the eyesore of soup kitchens. Granted, that dude with the fishing pole doesn't look like he's missed a meal but I say let the hungry eat all the pigeons and road kill they want. Ducks and squirrels should be off limits.
July 30, 2011, 7:46 pm
Cogito says:
What these homeless need is a good community organizer. I got one in mind if they are interested.
July 30, 2011, 7:51 pm
Dutra from Prospect Park says:
They are too lazy to walk to the shelter for a free meal.
July 30, 2011, 8 pm
Biff Gerstein from Caroll G says:
Rina Deych, RN from Boro is a moron.

As I say to my kids when taking a fish off a hook, "Do you think the fish was asking the worm over for a playdate?"

We are at the top of the food chain. You don't have to like it but it is not an emotional thing.
July 30, 2011, 8:03 pm
Norm from socialist occupied Maryland says:
so how's that Obama economy working out for YOU?
July 30, 2011, 8:05 pm
Fowl Eater from In yours says:
Squirrel tastes awesome...and I love me some goose dinner!!!
July 30, 2011, 8:09 pm
Doug Wakeman from Mahwah, NJ says:
Maybe they should start issuing hunting permits in the park...hillbilly hunting!
July 30, 2011, 8:17 pm
Hymie G. from Brighton Beach says:
NYC is a rathole, and not because these people are trying to eat. I'm sure they're not millionaires, and more likely have no place to live, no job, etc.

NYC is for the Jews though, and these guy's should know that. In fact, most of the US and Europe is under total control of Jews, so these dummies should go back to the woods where they belong. How dumb could Goyim be, to think they have ANY right to live around Jews in the US?
July 30, 2011, 8:18 pm
Roper from Idaho says:
Take names of the lunatics throwing a fit over this. When the tough times come, provide them with nothing. Bashing desperate people for providing food for themselves, which is far more admirable than the leeches feeding at the public trough. I will actually enjoy the day when these animal rights lunatics are scrounging looking for a vegan meal to shove down their starving pie hole. I'll bet they'll kill a pigeon in a NY second at that point, hypocritical scum.
July 30, 2011, 8:20 pm
MJ from Socal USA says:
This is what happens when hunter-gatherers live in an urban environment. It was not too many generations ago that folks like this could have quietly lived off the land. In fact they still sort of do in Bayou Country. Even certain forms of mental illness or addiction are less of a problem in places where people rise and fall with the sun, subsidence farm and live off the land. But like the Yellowstone bears or some of the bald eagles in Alaska, once a species discovers easy pickens, they become lazy. Here in sunny socal we have droves of year round feral humans who are essentially parasitic and for lack of anything else to do, continually anesthetize themselves.
July 30, 2011, 8:22 pm
Grandpaw from Texas says:
You innerd city people are quite hilarious. Those poor poachers don't even have anything to make gravy with to go on their squirrel steaks. Oh the ruination of it all. Did you know that popcorn fed pigeons taste like chicken?
July 30, 2011, 8:23 pm
dbeall says:
Who cares? It's called survival. You'd rather they steal from the local grocery store? The article itself had an agenda; referring to animal "murders."
July 30, 2011, 8:26 pm
Hymie G. from Brighton Beach says:
Listen up, sympathizers. These poachers are white, so deserve no quarter.

We Jews have invested in the blacks through our media control and social engineering, and if these people we're black we'd cut them some slack. That's simply no the case here.

Let these white people starve already!
July 30, 2011, 8:28 pm
catdoc from WPB says:
A word to poachers. Watch the mushrooms. Not many now because it is dry but next spring don't be tempted. Abdominal cramps at first then diarrhea. You feel good after that but by the end of the week you will need a liver transplant. NYC has a decent food program. Enroll.

I happen to be a conservative that feeds squirrels and birds in my own neighborhood. I am also pro gun rights and have been designing wildcat cartridges for .220, .222, .223 and .270 for years. I freak people out with distance and accuracy. I don't hunt and would never deliberately hurt anything but target shoot when in Fl. If anyone poached squirrels in a public park in my neighborhood they would instantly know where I stand. I don't need a weapon to get my point across.

You don't starve in America unless you choose to. How come homeless people have been around for years and only started poaching recently? I simply don't buy this recession stuff. The recession (more like a depression) is certainly fueled by the Obama Administration but that is not why homeless people poach and eat animals. If you starve to death in NY you are either an idiot, mentally ill or deliberately wish to. There is more food in that city than in all of the 3rd world. Just ask for it!
July 30, 2011, 8:28 pm
ernalso from north says:
Won't be long before they start eating each other, problem solved. Hey, shovel ready projects after six trillion in stimuli? Wish they'd discover dog meat......
July 30, 2011, 8:30 pm
bubba from nm says:
There is no meat sweeter than poached meat! good for the homeless taking care of themselves!!!
July 30, 2011, 8:32 pm
Hank from Opposite Coast says:
As long as humans aren't being harmed and threatened species aren't being harvested, I don't see the harm. Feel free to keep wasting your time writing Hans Blix letters (tickets) to these people. Tax dollars hard at work...
July 30, 2011, 8:35 pm
Lucy Lastik from where da sun don't shine says:
Let'em eat cake.

Maybe the vegans out there can bake up some tasty, yet healthy, alternatives to actual food, then traipse on down to the park. There, they can rub elbows (most of them are kinky that way) with real live, flesh eating human beings.

They do it often enough, we won't have to buy ear plugs to avoid their inane natter.
July 30, 2011, 8:36 pm
maineah from the woods says:
PETA people eating tasty animals, funny i should find this article after eating a nice piece of venison
July 30, 2011, 8:39 pm
Jerome from Next door says:
At least they're not on food stamps. Bully for them.
July 30, 2011, 8:43 pm
telly likeitis from bklyn says:
wat is wrong with humans eating animals and fish,? that isiwat they were put on earth for
July 30, 2011, 8:46 pm
James from Around says:
They can't afford homes, or food, and they're supposed to pay a $2100 ticket for trying to keep themselves from starving? This reminds me of in Medieval times when starving peasants were punished for hunting the King's deer in the King's forest.
July 30, 2011, 8:47 pm
tupelo35 from windsor terrace says:
I had spoken with two of the poachers last week, one of them had been an Investment Banker at Merrill Lynch and the other worked for Ex Gov. Spitzer.
July 30, 2011, 8:48 pm
Stonewall from PA says:
Might want to take a lesson or two from these folks, if Obama and his band of merry socialist remain in power much longer. We will all be eating pigeons and squirrels. I am thankful we have a large population of groundhogs nearby that will sustain us for a little while, and if that fails the possums will have to do. Anybody else notice how weak the dollar is and how much food and fuel are?
July 30, 2011, 8:49 pm
tupelo35 from windsor terrace says:
It's quite disturbing that so many are defending these lowlifes, what's going to happen when the run out of the parks wildlife, will they start feasting on bike riders and stroller moms .

wait a minute, forget I asked that.
July 30, 2011, 8:54 pm
Francis from windsor terrace says:
The bigger and real crime is people so poor and homeless they feel compelled to catch and eat a pigeon or squirrel. Your compassion and the focus of the story should be their living conditions and the fact that they are poor enough to eat wildlife.

Why are so many of you more concerned about beaky some soulless bird than our fellow humans?

What mean people we have become.
July 30, 2011, 8:57 pm
James from Around says:
I love how everyone says these people had all sorts of other options, like no one ever goes hungry. Last time I checked the soup kitchens don't always have enough for everyone--especially in times like these, with more and more people going there.
July 30, 2011, 8:59 pm
Hunter from The South says:
I just can't understand all the animal rights nuts here.
July 30, 2011, 9:03 pm
Hammering Truth from WYO says:
Apparently, people trying to survive is a bigger crime than what goes on over on Wall Street. Wall Street steals trillions and pays nothing, these people kill a few varmints and are fined thousands. Only in America!
July 30, 2011, 9:04 pm
anton from mercer says:
maybe these people are hungry. they must be clever to catch these animals. if the wildlife have no natural perdators how are the populations controled ?
July 30, 2011, 9:09 pm
Hymie G. from Brighton Beach says:
For the last time, you hillbillies should stay out of our city. NYC is jewish, just like israel. NO GOYIM!
July 30, 2011, 9:10 pm
Gramma gets hungry from California says:
I am proud of any hungry person who hunts and fishes to feed themselves.

I am a disabled senior citizen. I do NOT have enough money to feed myself every day. I look for edible wild plants (miners lettuce) that grows in my area. I find apple trees in areas that are neglected and watch for them to ripen. I sneak and fill a back pack a few times before they all rot. I make applesauce and freeze it. I make pies and cook some with my oatmeal.

I already looked up on the web how to catch, kill and cook squirrels. I'm prepared to do that when necessary.

I have eaten rabbits and deer.

The free food that is available from agencies can not keep me alive because I must throw away a good portion of it as it is expired sometimes by years. I can't eat moldy bread.

I do eat beans and rice but I crave meat. I can't afford a fishing license but hope to someday get one. If I lived in a city I would do the same thing these people are doing.

There are meals served to seniors here, but they are nearly $5.00 and I can't afford them.

I used to live where I could have 2 chickens who kept me well fed with eggs but I now live in an apartment that doesn't even have a yard where I could grow veggies.

Permanently disabled people in California are not eligible for food stamps. (illegal aliens are, however).

I don't believe that the wealthy should feed me but I do believe I should be legally allowed to feed myself, even if that means I must catch rabbits, pigeons and squirrels.

By the way, anyone who has eaten Chinese food in San Francisco's Chinatown has probably eaten pigeon and doesn't even know it. That has been done in China town for decades.

I do know how to make food from scratch but it's a real struggle to buy the ingredients so that I can do just that.

When all you spoiled city people find the grocery shelves empty you're going to need all of us who already know how to survive.

Just in case you need help here's the Squirrel recipe cookbook
July 30, 2011, 9:17 pm
thrasher from Detroit says:
Maybe these so called "wildlife advocates" should cough up a few dollars to these homeless people so they could go to a restaurant and eat.
July 30, 2011, 9:18 pm
Dave from Honolulu, Hi says:
Typical Dem run city. People starving to death and homeless and you're writing them TICKETS they can't pay and patting yourselves on the back.

Disgusting human debris. And I'm not talking about the vagrants.
July 30, 2011, 9:19 pm
richard from cranium says:
and so to poach farm animals for food is much better? listen up numbskulls if you want to eat meat no matter what form it comes from an animal has to be killed some where some how. end of story.
July 30, 2011, 9:19 pm
Yokel from TX says:
Watermellons taste best when stolen and ducks is best et wild.
July 30, 2011, 9:23 pm
rickshaw1128 from nj says:
You ever think these people get hungry
July 30, 2011, 9:30 pm
Hymie G. from Brighton Beach says:
What don't you white hillbilly racists get? We Jews have owned the entire country, and especially NY, LA, Chitcago, etc for decades already.

Now join the army and go fight another conflict for Israel, or we'll put you out of work. Then you can eat birds like these homeless dummies.
July 30, 2011, 9:30 pm
tupelo35 from windsor terrace says:
Hymgie G,

If all the Goyim move out on NYC, you won't have anyone to rip-off with the ridiculous rents you and your brothers overcharge us dumb Goyim.
No money, no food, before you know it you'll be eating at Foreskins Are Us.
July 30, 2011, 9:33 pm
BH from flatbush says:
To all the people who do not live in NYC, please get more information before you decide to blame poaching on elected officials. Poaching is a nation wide problem! It has been a problem regardless of who is in office. some individuals think that laws do not apply to them. they steal salmon, trout, bass, deer,moose, and anything else they think they can take & not get caught. The situation in
NYC parks is about people who harvest all whether it is mature or immature, not because they are starving but because they think they can get away with it. the picture of the man in the picture( fishing rod in hand) is a repeat offender. He poaches fish every weekend. he fish in the same part of the lake & takes bags of fish, no mater what size. he has done this for the last 4 years. he lives in bay ridge & came to the US from eastern europe. There are immigrant women who wear their native clothing and fish each day and take
shopping bags of under sized fish home with them, daily. NY state requires all over the age of 16 posses a valid, current fishing license. NYC requires that all wild life not be harvested if the wild life is in a NYC park. If you are not from here it sounds strange but these are our laws. Break the law and there is a penalty whether you agree or not. Poaching is a problem not related to being homeless. there are a great number of people who have cars, homes and steady jobs who like to steal things from our parks.
July 30, 2011, 9:34 pm
Scott from Myhome says:
Would you people rather the homeless sit on the sidewalk and panhandle? At least they are feeding themselves instead of demanding food from tax payers. How about showing/taking them to areas where they can fish and trap legally instead of writing tickets they obviously can't/won't pay.
July 30, 2011, 9:37 pm
Hymie G. from Brighton Beach says:
That's rude, don't you know what happened to Jews in the Holocaust?

Besides, when we're done here we'll make aliyah to Israel. And on your dime!

Go eat your birds, goy.
July 30, 2011, 9:38 pm
Shallah from Brooklyn says:
I fish in Prospect Park all the time, what you fail to understand is most of these people doing this are drug addicts that blive in the park and they are pan handling urinating on all the rustic shelters to the point that when it gets hot you cant go near them. Its impossiable to starve in a major city like New York you can get food with out kill the wild life in the park. Some of these people seem to have mental health issues. If you really want to know the truth about waht going on in the park you need to visit it and see for your self !!!
July 30, 2011, 9:41 pm
Hymie G. from Brighton Beach says:

Don't forget they're Goyim, and worse, white goyim. They lost to us a long time ago! :)
July 30, 2011, 9:45 pm
karma from east village says:
people have been hunting since God knows when.
soup kitchen? soup kitchens are not made for independent people, purina human chow for sheeple.

eating is a basic human right, something most new yorkers have forgotten about and dislike, human rights.
July 30, 2011, 9:48 pm
newjerseybt from Honesdale says:
Now if these vagrants wanted to MARRY these animals instead of eating them...It's Up to You! New York! Newww York!!!!!!
July 30, 2011, 9:48 pm
JetsonJim from Washington, DC says:
Hunting and fishing in a park. Them guyz must be homeless. In DC, the politicans play golf while the country goes down the drain.
July 30, 2011, 9:51 pm
Hymie G. from United States of Israel says:
What's up with all the sympathizers? It's not like millions of whites shouldn't starve, and the Talmud even condones it.

Seems like most people here would be fans of INCOGMAN.NET

Dumb goyim!
July 30, 2011, 9:54 pm
karma from east village says:
homeless are the most oppressed group today.
you don't want them to piss in your park?
open the stupid bathroom!

I was homeless, barely not homeless right now, I was freaking homeless while working as a messenger.

I got food bennies, where was I gonna store food?
it ( the food "stamps" ) went fast, quick, you're homeless, where you gonna keep that quart of rice milk? no fridge homie. where you gonna cook your brown rice?

You telling me you're gonna work all day as a bike messenger & carry all your pots/pans/utensils? right.

try an experiment some weekend, be homeless. go to some other neighborhood you're not familiar with, bring what you're wearing & 5 dollars. survive from friday night to monday morning.
July 30, 2011, 9:56 pm
Liberals Starve people from Not NY says:
BH from flatbush Now they are killing moose in the park too???? Bags full of fish OMG so if you know all this is she feeding her family? You sound like a whiny person don't want to hurt the Kings animals and fish on no what do these people think they are free or something?
July 30, 2011, 9:58 pm
Kansas Donaldo from country says:
Animals are for eating. Those critters need thinned out anyway.
July 30, 2011, 10 pm
tymwltl from dark side of moon says:
We got some real moon bats posting here!
July 30, 2011, 10:01 pm
john from LI says:
Wanna bet that the people who are bar b q'in and burning down 100 year old trees,and can't be ticketed, look lak yo pres i dint??
July 30, 2011, 10:03 pm
bob from nyc says:
These poachers are attracting too much attention; how are gays supposed to have sex in the park with all the cops around!
July 30, 2011, 10:03 pm
kansas donaldo from the country says:
Karma from East village.. get a better job. I could pass tyour experiment in aces.
July 30, 2011, 10:05 pm
Steve from F Street says:
People are hungry and should be applauded for using their skills to feed themselves. People are more important then animals. That fact gets lost in the conversation most of the time.
July 30, 2011, 10:08 pm
Cee Bee from Florida says:
You may wonder why perigrine falcons were introduced to center cities. Everyone marvelled on how well they adapted and and what a wonderful way it was to perpetuate a once threatened species.

You may also wonder why at the same time the pigeon population suddenly nose dived. Well the dirty little secret is the falcons were killing and eating those nasty, filthy pigeons. They were introduced by city officials and the blessing of the Audobon Society as the humane way to control pigeons and starlings. And it is better than shooting them with pellet guns in the wee hours of the morning and a lot less expensive and more effective than mechaical deterrents in roof tops.

But it brings up a point. These populations need to be controlled. In many cities and at many airports geese (also a major pest and a danger to aircraft) are shot, dressed and thir meat given to the homeless. These hillbillies are just doing themselves what others have been doing for them. Control of these populations means killing them, whether we like it of not. For political reasons city officials in most cities don't make a big issue of what they are doing.

But it is happening.
July 30, 2011, 10:09 pm
john from South says:
Hymie when I read posts from idiots like you Bernie Madof becomes even a bigger hero of mine--that ole boy took youses fo a ride--BwaHaHaHaHaaaaaaa!!!!
July 30, 2011, 10:11 pm
Matt from MA says:
This is the future of America under Obama. We will all be eating grubs and trying to catch rats and pigeons for our daily sustenance. These folks will probably fare better than most under the new 'economy'.
July 30, 2011, 10:15 pm
PeaceNic from Yorkshire says:
Poachers hunting and fishing in the park. Not so. I bet it's a Defense Department program to train people so that they can be sent foreign lands to start additional wars.
July 30, 2011, 10:20 pm
tupelo35 from windsor terrace says:
I don't know how anyone can take this article serious, a band of vagrants, are they performing at The Celebrate Brooklyn Concerts ? Four tickets written, time to leave Brooklyn.

To bring this to an end and prevent these people from starving , I am going to contact Sally Struthers and have her start a .19 cents a day, adopt a poacher program or all those that are hands on pro poachers, can start a take a poacher to dinner club.

That solved, now we can all get back to the real problem, bike lanes on PPW
July 30, 2011, 10:22 pm
Chuck Dewey from Northern California says:
If I were homeless, and lived in a park where there were ducks, fish, pigeons, etc. I would be eating them also. Giving out $2000 in fines to people that cannot afford a home, or pay for a meal is just wrong! If however, they are being slobs, like leaving fish hooks, etc laying around for people to step on or wildlife to get tangled up in, then something should be done to stop that type of activity. In this economy you will see this type of survival "poaching" and the way things look, there will be even more in months to come. Just be careful about passing more laws preventing this kind of activity, because it could be you trying to feed your family next time.
July 30, 2011, 10:24 pm
Mikey from Canada says:
JohnRalph, you are quite possibly the stupidest man alive, congrats!
July 30, 2011, 10:26 pm
Bellah from Grapevine says:
At least these guys are not out robbing the rich like the most famous poacher of all times, Mister Robin Hood was, so give them a break, you'd do a little poaching too if your belly wasn't full.
July 30, 2011, 10:29 pm
rick says:
Ive been to NY and a thousand homeless people could eat pigeons 24-7 and not not make a dent
July 30, 2011, 10:31 pm
John from Brooklyn says:
Really, this is BS. Who cares what they do. Does a man or woman not have the right to forage for their own food?
July 30, 2011, 10:37 pm
Photogirl4u from Oregon says:
It's better that the homeless try to feed themselves , than wait for the government spoon feeding... they are probably hungry and using their resources...I say hats off to them for being resourceful.

By the way it is not murder when you kill an is murder when you kill a human.
July 30, 2011, 10:38 pm
Liz from Park Slope says:
Killing animals in a city park is just wrong. period.
Whether homeless or not. Am guessing alot of these people are not homeless.

Just clueless.
July 30, 2011, 10:40 pm
Heidi from Cincinnati says:
Sure, arrest them. Then YOU can pay for their care. Personally I'd rather let them eat squirrels than spend tax money we don't have taking care of them.
July 30, 2011, 10:40 pm
Paul Lara from Texas says:
Please send those hunters to us. We need to curb the feral hog problem down here. Better yet, encourage all New Yorkers to petition the FDA to approve such delicious meat to be given and sold to all who want it. I'm sure Governor Perry will approve.Especially give it to Community Kitchens to feed those in need.
July 30, 2011, 10:46 pm
Joe B. from Colorado says:
Killing animals and eating them is not poaching. People who have never been hungry do not understand what it takes to survive. Screw all you hippie liberal douche bags. Screw you PETA, ASPCA and all you animal loving hypocrites. I love animals too...i eat them and wear their skins.
July 30, 2011, 10:50 pm
Andy from Seattle says:
Everyone misses the point here. It is foolish to prevent charities from feeding the bums. Then the bums get hungry and at best do things like this to eat.

But if the charities just hand out hamburgers then all the bums for a thousand miles around make a beeline for the place.

The lesson to learn here is straightforward: the bums had to work fairly hard to catch and cook the critters. They're willing to do some work for their food. However thousands of bums did not flock to the park, so food they do some work for isn't an attractive nuisance.

To protect the animals, just let the charities feed the bums AFTER the bums perform some or other task that is carefully calibrated to be enough work that hordes don't descend on the place, but not enough to really make it hard for them to eat.

That way the animals are safe, the bums get to eat, and they're kept busy enough they don't upset other parkgoers. Besides, they might learn some minimal work habits and have a chance of finding a job after the economy recovers.
July 30, 2011, 10:53 pm
Andy from Seattle says:
Jim from Not From NY says:
Upwards of 45 million on food stamps.
Upwards of 20% unemployed.
Doctors seeing an increase in malnourishment in emergency rooms from coast to coast.
And the libtards are worried about a squirrel???
There is a difference between 'poaching' and SURVIVING.

Jim, what did the Squirrel do to deserve the death penalty? It isn't a democrat!

Feed the bums hamburgers after they take a bath, wash their clothes, or pick up the litter in the park. That way they're happy, the squirrel is happy, and the limousine liberals are happy.
July 30, 2011, 10:56 pm
Andy from Seattle says:
Cee Bee from Florida says:
You may wonder why perigrine falcons were introduced to center cities. Everyone marvelled on how well they adapted and and what a wonderful way it was to perpetuate a once threatened species.

You may also wonder why at the same time the pigeon population suddenly nose dived. Well the dirty little secret is the falcons were killing and eating those nasty, filthy pigeons. They were introduced by city officials and the blessing of the Audobon Society as the humane way to control pigeons and starlings. And it is better than shooting them with pellet guns in the wee hours of the morning and a lot less expensive and more effective than mechaical deterrents in roof tops.

But it brings up a point. These populations need to be controlled. In many cities and at many airports geese (also a major pest and a danger to aircraft) are shot, dressed and thir meat given to the homeless. These hillbillies are just doing themselves what others have been doing for them. Control of these populations means killing them, whether we like it of not. For political reasons city officials in most cities don't make a big issue of what they are doing.

But it is happening.


Cee Bee, you are SOOOOO MEAN!

This is reality. You're talking to Liberals! That makes their heads hurt so bad you'd be kinder to flog them.
July 30, 2011, 10:58 pm
Joe B. from Colorado says:
I cant wait till some of you people are out on the streets (Andy) and need some of the hamburgers from charities. All you hippie liberal douche bags will be the first ones to die when the grocery stores are empty...and I cant wait for that to happen. What are all you HLD's gonna do when that happens for one reason or another. God put animals on this earth for us to enjoy...whether watching thru binoculars...or watching thru my rifle scope and ending up as dinner. You HLD's always talk about "tolerance" but wont tolerate anyone else. What hypocrites you all are but too blind or stupid...or realize what you are saying.
July 30, 2011, 11:01 pm
CrazyOldPreacher from Out West says:
The Bible says in the Book of Acts, "Kill and eat, Peter!"

So I say, "kill and eat!"
July 30, 2011, 11:03 pm
Paul Symon from 8th Street Bridge Song says:
What do you want these Obama bums to do, start robbing upper class houses?

You ought to deputize these bum people to track and apprehend/deport illegal aliens, you know, the illegals that took the bum's jobs in the first place and are sucking the taxpayers dry.
July 30, 2011, 11:04 pm
Dr. Shivago from West end says:
Why not let them hunt? I hate pigeons anyway, they are just flying rats!
July 30, 2011, 11:05 pm
Bonnie from Kentucky says:
“They are the most threatening people in the park.” - Really? No child molesters lurking around? Great! Maybe these "evil" people are just hungry... Thanks to Obama, times are rough and getting rougher...
July 30, 2011, 11:07 pm
Garth Artfunkle from Feelin Nudies says:
On election day the Democratic Party will once again be offering free limo rides to the polls for all the homeless, free cigarettes and a free hot meal.

In exchange for an Obama vote of course.
July 30, 2011, 11:10 pm
Joseph from Oregon says:
Well, where is the messiah Obuttma? I thought he was going to rescue everyone from starvation and pay for everyone's house. That's why people voted him in right? This shouldn't be happening.
July 30, 2011, 11:11 pm
Captain America from USA says:
Well I guess "Obuttma" isn't living up to his promises. If only we were all Socialists, then things would be better right?
July 30, 2011, 11:17 pm
Lookinup from There says:
If the bums are undocumented Latinos, Nancy Pelosi will hire them to pick her grapes on her million acre California vineyards.

Barney Frank always has an opening for a cute young man only.

Hairy Reed will soon be needing cheap labor to move his garbage out of DC.
July 30, 2011, 11:18 pm
Your New Master from New World Order says:
By New York Bums not shopping for food they are stealing $$$ from Walmart, which is also taking jobs away from Mexico and China.

Every squirrel they eat is costing Monsanto 45 cents in lost seed revenue.

Even McDonalds is hurting, considering adding Rat to the Dollar Value Meal for those on food stamps.
July 30, 2011, 11:25 pm
from ® says:
Obama says, "Eat Peas yous bums!"
July 30, 2011, 11:29 pm
July 30, 2011, 11:30 pm
Diego Roswell from San Francisco says:
You people make me sick. You have more concern and give more time and money for the filthy vermin like "beaky" the goose than you do compassion for your fellow human beings. Too much government in all forms is to blame for this. Stop the nanny state mentality. Get out of the vermin protection business. Make it easier for individuals to help fellow individuals. Use police and park ranger services to keep dangerous criminals in prison.
July 30, 2011, 11:33 pm
Chatsworth Osborne from Napa says:
I ate a murdered goose was delightful
July 30, 2011, 11:39 pm
Anthony Borelli from Century, FL says:
These people -- if I understand the reporter correctly -- are homeless... hunting and fishing to eat.

Brooklyn sounds like a cruel place to live to me, if hungry homeless people willing to catch their own meal instead of stealing or begging are demonized by the police and residents.

A poor hungry person shouldn't be criminalized for hunting in the "King's Forest".

Anthony Borelli
July 30, 2011, 11:47 pm
Mr. Right from West Coast says:
I love to murder animals and then eat them and wear their skins! MMMmmmm BBQ
July 30, 2011, 11:59 pm
Ed from Detroit says:
With all of the problems faced by America today, THIS is what law enforcement is working on? Preventing people from eating pigeons? What's the problem? Is the pigeon population in New York down to less than a bazillion?
July 31, 2011, 12:15 am
Sheriff from Nottingham says:
Thou shalt not hunt on the king's land.
Thou shalt not kill the kings's deer.
Thou shalt not trap or take any of the kings' game,
on penalty of d e a t h.
D@mn you, Robin Hood!
July 31, 2011, 12:32 am
a free Hick from in beauty not skuzzville says:
God forbid people being self reliant and living off the land....Oh wait, state forbids but God doesn't. Bet they'll use those tickets as toilet paper.
July 31, 2011, 12:36 am
a free Hick from in beauty not skuzzville says:
What are they going to do to them for not paying a fine? Punish them with 3 hots and a cot?
July 31, 2011, 12:43 am
Aunt Jemima from the hood says:
PETA, where are you when you are needed?
July 31, 2011, 12:43 am
Aunt Jemima from the hood says:
Where be PETA?
July 31, 2011, 12:44 am
REB from America says:
Ya the retarded animal lovers chased the danged Indians (my ancestors) out of the same areas after stealing the they believe they own all the wildlife and land and require the king to persecute these people...hope all you liberal retarded commies starve to death while theres food all around you...I have and will continue to take the kings property!
July 31, 2011, 12:45 am
Ruckus from world says:
People that say, they are hungry, what is the big deal. The big deal is these animals belong to the people. They are stealing from the people. If you want to feed them, why don't hand out McDonald Gift certificates.

Would it be ok to steal park benches also, just because you want one?
July 31, 2011, 1:01 am
Kareem from bed-sty says:
Actually I am black and most of the criminals here are black. Deal with the facts. Leave the people alone , they are feeding themselves without government assistance. Ruckus, why don't you adopt a few pigeons and have them crap over everything of yours. They do us a service by eating those flying rats
July 31, 2011, 1:24 am
Those Hypocrites from woods says:

Park benches are brought to you by taxpayers and animals are brought to you by God. If the city was feeding and caring for the animals at taxpayer expense, then it would be the same as stealing a cow from a rancher or something.

Government uses the implied threat of violence (cops with guns and rape in prison) to steal people's money to buy park benches or public school education, but the deer and squirrels were provided by God. Of course all the vagrants have to do is get out of the city and into some real woods for some better meats.
July 31, 2011, 1:28 am
Scott from NoBo says:
In case anybody hasn't noticed, but we're in a depression. People are hungry. During the 1st depression, city parks were cleaned out of all the critters and rightfully so. In tough time and before we had of centralized food system foisted upon us, people would eat pretty much whatever was available to harvest or kill.
July 31, 2011, 1:30 am
haven't ya heard from Hills says:
Some of the best things in life are FREE!!!... cept the A1 steaksauce.
July 31, 2011, 1:46 am
Larry Golden from California says:
Meat is meat, let us tax lawyers to feed the poor.
July 31, 2011, 1:53 am
DeadGuy from Julian says:
Good grief!! So glad I live in the country. What a prize group of whiney 6 year olds... Of course, let's not spend any time chasing down real criminals.

July 31, 2011, 2:08 am
Anthony from Manhattan says:
You vegan nutters who are saying these people are criminals...Seriously, get a life...Not everyone can afford raw, organic grains from Whole Foods...

NEWSFLASH: There's an effing DEPRESSION out there right now...Let these people live off the land if they need to and stop whining about the poor turtles, squirrels and flying, ——ting rats...THEY'RE FOOD.
July 31, 2011, 2:10 am
Frank from Texas says:
We obviously have a surplus human population that needs to go. There are to many of us, and the human herd needs to be culled! Put them in military uniforms and lets send them to invade some poor country. Both countries can get rid of their surplus population. Its a win, win. Seriously, 6 billion humans need to go if the human race is to survive. Most humans should be sterilized, and humanly disposed of. I would go myself if I was assured that other are made to go as well. The surplus human population must go!
July 31, 2011, 2:14 am
Frank from Texas says:
Perhaps we could pay peoples families to volunteer to be euthanized.
July 31, 2011, 2:17 am
RUSS from WEST COAST says:
People will do just about anything once they are shown how to do it and if it is to thier benifit.
July 31, 2011, 2:25 am
Morons need to leave from Not Texas says:
Frank what an idiot. You liars and human hating lunatic need to practice what you preach convince all you crazy Eco cult friends to all commit sucide. Please lead by example. As soon the earth is rid of you useless whiny dumb down Eco cult nutcases the better for all the people and animals.
July 31, 2011, 2:29 am
jack from assisi, italy says:
Maybe they wouldn't need to do this if a tiny bit of that TARP money went to them. The actual recipients, many that probably live in the neighborhood of the park, were also the cause of this economic disaster. Shameless.
July 31, 2011, 2:38 am
Tony from New York says:
I agree with Frank. There are to many people on Earth. Wack em!
July 31, 2011, 2:44 am
Home on the Range where the deer and the antelop from vowelsoundville says:
Awhile back, I was reading an article about small towns in the Dakotas and Nebraska, etc, that were trying to entice people to move into their towns.

Since those "hillbillies" know how to live off the land, endure harsh climates, and have enough work ethic to trap a duck , why not buy them some cheap land to farm on out west? Buy an acre and save a duck.

the last time I was in a small town out in the boonies, I kept having my cigarettes bummed off me by some transplants from Long Island, they seemed to love it where they were a and fit in to the town.

July 31, 2011, 2:53 am
Steven from California says:
We can control our surplus population without killing anybody. Every country in the world should tax people $5000 a year or more for every child they have. You have three kids you pay $15,000 a year in taxes. In this overcrowded world, it is a sin to have more then one kid, if that. The human population would crash in three to four generations down to less then a billion people. If they refuse to pay then put them in prison, where they can build roads, and such.
July 31, 2011, 3:08 am
To Steve in California from USA says:
It's only crowded where you're at Steve because they shoved Mexico into it.

I think we should cut off Federal funds to California and not let any of its residents move to other states. Passports and short visits only. We should make deporting Californians a priority over other illegal aliens. We heard how you people have ruined Oregon, Washington, Arizona, and Nevada. Enough fruits and nuts fodder already!
July 31, 2011, 3:27 am
Frank from Texas says:
Hell Tony and Steven are right. Humans are an overrated, hairless, arrogant ape, or roach!

Long live the Planet of the Apes!
July 31, 2011, 3:49 am
Frank from Texas says:
The only good human is a dead human! Human see human do, human pee all over you!
July 31, 2011, 3:51 am
Bob from Hell says:
If you mentioned the President, any president, in regard to this article, you are mentally ill.
July 31, 2011, 4:06 am
Bob the twit! from UK says:
Nobody mentioned any Presidents. You are on drugs dear sir.
July 31, 2011, 4:17 am
Hobo Jim from Alabama says:
Lets go hunting for some homeless long pig! Tastes just like chicken!
July 31, 2011, 4:19 am
russell from texas says:
Hey, at least they are trying to feed themselves, unlike a lot of other moochers in this country. Leave them alone!!
July 31, 2011, 4:39 am
Billy from Texas says:
Lets go hunting for some long pig!
July 31, 2011, 4:58 am
Billy from Texas says:
Their breaking the law, hang um!
July 31, 2011, 5:01 am
Jason from New York says:
Bob from Hell shame on you. The guy made coments about humans being apes and the Planet of the Apes. How did the President come into play? You sire are a racist bigit! Shame on you!
July 31, 2011, 5:14 am
James from TN says:
Someone used the word "speciesist" in their comment. Bwahahahahahaha!!! Anyhow, if someone's eating pigeons and tree rats (squirrels), I say let 'em.
July 31, 2011, 5:21 am
Joe B. from Colorado says:
Steve from California...and Tony
Check your facts Steve, and Tony...only stupid, ignorant people like you believe the world is over populated. If everyone in the world had 1,000 sq. ft to themselves...they would fit in the great state of Texas. Well...that leaves alot of room on the rest of the planet doesnt it?
And Frank from Texas...if you think humans are the problem here like so many from Boulder, CO..then why dont you do us all a favor and kill yourself to set the example?
Global warming is a scam people!!!! It is a huge money making scam!!! You people are frickin retarded if you believe it.
July 31, 2011, 5:24 am
Dave B. from Kansas says:
Read up on what Joe B. from CO says...he is right. Anyone killing animals and eating them isnt poaching in my book either. Down with the Liberal Faction.
July 31, 2011, 5:30 am
Steven from California says:
Joe B. and Dave B. you both are just a bunch of stupid breeders that must be stoped. Their are to many people on the planet and you two apes prove it! Save the world, stop the breeding.
July 31, 2011, 5:37 am
Billy from Texas says:
Their vagrints and homeless trash, and their breaking the law. Those animals except for the rats, and pigons aka, winged rats are city property. Their theives! Hang um! Those scum also pay no taxes.
July 31, 2011, 5:41 am
Tony from New York says:
The homeless are drug addicted scum. Put them in jail!
July 31, 2011, 5:44 am
Lisa from Washington says:
Joe B. globel warming is real you stupid redneck savage! All the major scientist agree. About the Texas example about the population problem, that myth has been proven wrong! We are —— roaches, and the rednecks should go first!
July 31, 2011, 5:52 am
Vinny from Earth says:
The homless are just looking for gerbals to go down the hershy highway. Praise Jessus!
July 31, 2011, 5:55 am
Tommy from Richmond Va says:
I don't see anything wrong with keeping fish you catch. At least let them do that much.
July 31, 2011, 6:05 am
Brian from Florida says:
So for all of you Liberals I have a question for you.
Where do you think the meat in the supermarkets and restaurants comes from? Clearly you value a three pound a day sh## manufacturing duck than human beings.
July 31, 2011, 6:13 am
robgrant from herethere says:
Imagine what the police would do if these "hillbillies" were stealing black gold, texas tea, oil from the park.

Did it ever occur to these dimwits that these people are homeless? If they had the money to pay a ticket, I'm sure they would be buying hotdogs and hamburgers and not eating the park critters.
July 31, 2011, 6:26 am
Jimbob from Texas says:
Their homeless, they belong in jail, or they can join the army. I didn't fight in Veitnam so that a bunch of freeloaders could eats rats for free. Let them earn their keep or go hungry. You liberals should stop suporting these thieves!
July 31, 2011, 6:35 am
dennis from missouri says:
in a few months maybe some of these do gooder's will ask them how to catch something to eat. homeless people need to eat... get out of your shell! animals are for food unless you are a nitwit obama clone.
July 31, 2011, 6:37 am
Jimbob from Texas says:
Brian you closet liberal stop suporting theives. Let them get a job, there are plenty in conservative states like Texas and we put thieves and homeless in jail where they belong!
July 31, 2011, 6:37 am
Jimbob from Texas says:
There thieves and need to go to jail dennis. The job market is great here thanks to Gov. soon to be President Perry.
July 31, 2011, 6:40 am
John 2 in Kalamazoo says:
Why do liberals think hunting and fishing is bizarre? Unless you are a vegan, you eat animals too. At least these people aren't stealing (from taxpayers or otherwise) to feed themselves.
July 31, 2011, 6:41 am
Think About It from Earth says:
How on earth will homeless people pay $2,100 ticket? I guess they'll end up in jail where they'll end up costing us another $1,000/day.
July 31, 2011, 6:44 am
Dean from Near DC says:
Seems like the whiners that want to end the hunting should give money and food to the vagrants/homeless. If the whiners want to improve the community then they must get deeply involved with time and money. Stop waiting for soup kitchens to feed homeless. I support hunting, trapping and growing food on all public lands. Let the kings and queens of NY feed the people from the land.
July 31, 2011, 6:45 am
Sharon from Williamsburg says:
These so-called poachers sound more like the freegans that have started a big movement around the country. They have actually been in our emerency rooms with stomach parasites and goodness knows what else, and mostly on our dime. But as long as all their food and clothing are free they consider themselves successful freegans, or as they are more commonly known as "dumpster divers." And they are stealing because this wildlife is not really wild, it has been brought in through the years to thrive in our park and river systems for the econology, so please don't put them in the same vein as "wildlife to be hunted." Lock them up (separately, of course, because who wants to catch parasites and bedbugs...ugh!).
July 31, 2011, 6:46 am
John 2 in Kalamazoo says:
Steven from California says:
" Every country in the world should tax people $5000 a year or more for every child they have."

Hey Steve, I think liberal fools like you should be taxed and their children taken from them. There are far too many of you in the world and you are teaching your children to be idiots just like you! That should be outlawed.
July 31, 2011, 6:48 am
John Galt from Somewhere, USA says:
Pigeons (rock doves) are European non-native, disease carrying nuisance animals, and squirrels are just plain nuisance animals. Neither is endangered, in fact in some areas it is illegal to feed them because they are so numerous. They destroy property, deposit their feces on statues and benches, breed lice and fleas, and aggressive squirrels used to handouts have bitten people in parks. Pigeons also crowd out and compete with our less-aggressive native doves. I think it is sad that in America we have the homeless trapping animals in our parks for food, but to go all "bunny hugger" over pigeons and squirrels? Please....
July 31, 2011, 7:05 am
I saw a Korean family hanging a large dog from a tree driving along the Merritt Pkwy years ago, probably preparing it to eat. It was shocking at the time to see that. 20 million stories in the naked city.
July 31, 2011, 7:09 am
Robert from Not there thank you says:
Giving these people a $2k ticket is pretty laughable considering the only reason they are doing what they are doing is because they have no money for food. Or a place to live for that matter.
For all you self rightest I love the animals types. You can make a difference. Take in a homeless person or couple. Give them a bath and FEED them. The squirrels will breath easier.
July 31, 2011, 7:11 am
Dot from south side says:
All the food banks run very low and turn people away.

Are people upset that birds of pry eat baby ducks and geese. How many fish eggs are eaten by frogs. No outcry there! That's OK but a human - give em a ticket and punish them. Where is that at?

Over 18% real unemplyment. I say help the food banks.
July 31, 2011, 7:19 am
Charles from the Midwest says:
>Ann from Park Slope
Put them in a mental hospital? Arrested I can understand but a mental hospital? Why? For eating wildlife? It's illegal at Prospect Park but it's not a mental illness. Surely you must be daft.
July 31, 2011, 7:33 am
Frisco from DaBronx says:
Let them eat cake!
July 31, 2011, 7:43 am
Ed Ward II from Washington Heights says:
Those geese lovers are silly geese! Let those hillbillies be.
July 31, 2011, 7:48 am
Dan from Far far away says:
what the ——!!!!!!!!!!! it's not about the park or the animals!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! its about people being hungry!!!!!!!
July 31, 2011, 7:50 am
DutchUncle from Texas says:
We did this to Ourselves. We "tolerate" bums by calling them "Homeless", we accepted Addicts by calling them "Disabled" and puttin them on SSI even though they did it to themselves and we allowed irresponsibility in our society by calling it "Congressional action".
It's time we stood up and said NO MORE. This will only get worse and the working people,,tax payers of which we are only 50% of Americans the rest either pay NO taxes or get an "Earned Income Tax Credit (which means they get back twice, sometimes more,,of what the put in) Again,,they pay NO taxes...Will have to foot the bill. When you retire,,,at 70...unless you have put a truckload of money in someplace Safe place, (and God only knows where that should be because the Gov't leeches every account to buy votes) you will have nothing because people like this will be Demanding Your share even though they paid nothing into it.
Our schools teach this BS and call it student Rights, our workplaces condone this and call it HR and our Congress wants it because these people will vote for ANYONE that allows this to continue. We need Term Limitations for BOTH sides of the isle just as a start.
July 31, 2011, 7:50 am
HardCase from South says:
I am a true member of PETA
People Eating Tasty Animals

YOU folks in NYC need to learn from these folks instead of condeming them. Soon you will need these skills for you to survive.

We have our fill of "northerners". If you come this way when the Greatest Depression hits, we are NOT going to show you how it is done.
July 31, 2011, 7:51 am
NYokersarestupid from TX says:
I can't believe some of your comments on here! Your state is just as bad as CA. You all deserve everything you get. Your lefty ways in play---idiots!
July 31, 2011, 7:51 am
Less1leg from Dark Side says:
They are doing a good service. Since PETA types throw themselves into the enforcement group and enact regulations that only provide breeding without culling. Why shouldn't people take from the pond. There are more than ample food there with plenty to go around. There's way too many Geese, ducks, etc. Now, if they would eat Cormorants.
July 31, 2011, 7:53 am
prezislama from NY says:
If you still are believing in the global warming crap, you should have to pay more taxes to cover the stupidity you subject the rest of us to.
July 31, 2011, 7:58 am
Mike from Kuwait says:
Seems to me this is much ado about nothing. No where in the article have I seen the offering of a solution, just ridicule of the homeless and poor. What a bunch of elitist pigs New Yorkers are. Has it occurred to anyone that the best way to clean up the park of the homeless is to offer them a job, medical attention or at the very least, charity?
July 31, 2011, 8:02 am
MarkBench from Yours says:
The beaches on the North shore of Lake Ontario were closed last because of the E coli levels from tons of geese excrement. It is illegal to kill geese, as it is illegal to kill the famous flying rat, the disease carrying pigeon in many urban areas.

Also, it is comical to read people complaining about eating wildlife. Perhaps we can some day time travel in order to ticket Native Americans for their disgusting habit of hunting to eat.
July 31, 2011, 8:11 am
RD Davis from NC says:
Vagrants ticketed for trapping, eating ducks, squirrels and pigeons in park...

Welcome to obammunism.
July 31, 2011, 8:12 am
RD Davis from NC says:
THIS is what we had in '06 when Republicans held both houses of congress and the WH, and dem0s were running for control of congress promising "CHANGE." How're yall liking the "CHANGE?"

2006 unemployment #s

When Republicans had both houses and the WH......................... ... oduct.html

The 1st quarter of '06 saw 4.8% growth in GDP. Then came demos running for control of congress promising "CHANGE." They won, and after 2 years in power, things HAVE "CHANGED" GDP growth dropped to negative 6%. Happy with your "CHANGE?"
12,600 12,621.77 January 24, 2007
DOW open and close
Deficit in january ‘07, 1.2%
July 31, 2011, 8:16 am
CleanFun from BayPoint says:
I'm all for hunting down your own meal. But in a park? And leaving hooks and wires all over the place? No doubt there were piles of feathers and guts laying around for people to sit on too.

Let that go unchecked for a year and let me know how it works out for you.

Imagine if 1% of the population killed and ate every meal for a year. That's 3 million people beating the bushes. That's over a billion animals/year if just 1 animal a day is taken by 1% of the population.

No doubt they'd start with the deer, then move to elk, bear, bison and dessert on fish & fowl. You could kiss animal life goodbye in the United States. With the exception of insects whose populations would undoubtedly skyrocket.

Surprisingly, Fish & Game keeps a close eye on these populations and know, to a very high degree of accuracy, how much game can be taken/year without jeopardizing our ecosystem. They even let you buy a license which permits you to take so much of a particular species/year.
July 31, 2011, 8:18 am
Akk51 from Western Washington says:
Ok, my main question is: If they are "vagrants" how are they supposed to pay fines totally $2100?
BTW, people do have to eat and if they truly don't have any money they will take the easiest way to keep from going hungry.
July 31, 2011, 8:18 am
Akk51 from Western Washington says:
To Lisa from Washington -- The "rednecks" as you call them and seem to think are lower life than rat turds are the people that are going to save our country from idiots like you. Long live the rednecks who believe in our country, our flag and Mom's apple pie.
July 31, 2011, 8:27 am
DFykke from DeepSouth says:
Just another symptom of our rapid trajectory to third world status. There was a time when city parks were full of young families, children, older couples, just decent people taking a respite and enjoying nature in peace and safety. People knew how to behave in society. There were reasonable expectations and rules. Go back and look at the pictures. You'll see them. Towns and cities, big and small, were alive too with shoppers, diners, movie-goers, office workers, deliverymen and shop owners. What we have now is the decline of civilization. The parks and Main Streets are avoided and nearly empty. What's increasingly left are welfare parasites, bums, criminals, addicts, drunks, border jumpers, gangs and their enablers who are sucking the lifeblood out of our country. America is in desperate, dire, imminent need of a CORRECTION.
July 31, 2011, 8:32 am
issie from Chicago says:
If they are hungry, they are only doing what we were created (or evolved, if you are Godless) to do. This is no different than the hobo camps of the Depression. Let them eat - big deal. They aren't stealing or trying to hurt people - just trying to care for themselves like the pioneers of this great country - they don't want your soup kitchen handouts keeping them dependent. They will be the survivors. Could you do the same if the communists of this administration really got their way and leveled all of us to "the little people who can't take care of themselves so we'll make all their decisions for them"?
July 31, 2011, 8:33 am
Mike from Arizona says:
They not getting enough Gub-mint "Food Stamps" from the 'Food Stamp god Obama?

How can we have a record number of people (and growing everyday) on 'Food Stamps' when the Prewsident has been bragging for 2 years about the recovery?

We have air plane crashes from geese & ducks flying into their engines, the Squirrels eating wiring of homes and cars, and pigeons wasting the country with droppings. When the food runs out, they will move on.

Libs are doing everything they can to get the illegal vote, and are willing to give welfare to more than 60% that draw some type of welfare in this country. There is plenty of money for illegaLS to buy votes, but not enought for legal americans.
July 31, 2011, 8:33 am
Tim Lucas from USA says:
I don't ever remember this happening under Bush. All this homeless and starving thing happened under "the one" Obama, your f-ing hero. How's that hoax and chains working out for you now? Take those evil duck eaters to jail.....and feed them! Give them a shower and bed. A ticket? Are you a stupid liberal extremist? Have no compassion for the weary? The tired? The homeless? Well you ain't seen nothing yet- stupid. Just wait till the summer of 2012 and hoping this stupid liberal threat to all we know is out of the Whitehouse and G-O-N-E. You like him so much you can follow him home. You don't belong in this country anyhow. Crappy liberal.
July 31, 2011, 8:39 am
Mark from New Hampshire says:
These awful people! Just because they're hungry, they should not be allowed to kill geese. Instead, they should steal or beg for enough money to go to a nice restaurant and to be served geese killed by somebody else. That's the civilized way! It makes me sick enough to not want to finish my scone from Starbucks.
July 31, 2011, 8:43 am
Park Chef on Public Access from Astoria says:
If the hunter-gatherers would have prepared their squab and squirrel with fennel, organic carrots and gluten free flour they would have received their own reality show, PBS "recipe hour" and the inevitable Facebook page.

Instead hungry folks got tickets. The same as telling a starving man: "If ya ate something ya wouldn't be hungry Dummy!"

It's all to easy to condemn hungry people from your comfy Starbucks chair and IPad podium.


Holder of 45 delicious Wild Game recipes including:

Park Squirrel in Gravy
Running Rabbit in Trash Can Potatoes
Noisy Goose in Old Tomato Can Sauce
Chopped Wild Greens with Fresh Caught Pond Sunfish (with sun dried ketchup pack vinaigrette)
July 31, 2011, 8:44 am
null001 from usa says:
anyone else find it disturbing that "the powers that be" are more concerned about the ducks and squirrels than the people who have to get their sustenance from hunting and fishing in a park?
and then to make matters worse they fine them some ridiculous amount of money that they'll never be able to pay anyway.
i'm sure humanity is better served now.

-wildlife advocate? (how did animals ever manage?)
July 31, 2011, 8:56 am
Skeeziks from Pie Town NM says:
Send these good people to LGA & JFK to work through the excessive geese population.
July 31, 2011, 8:57 am
Jan from New Jersey says:
I can't believe the outrage expressed by some readers about a few poor people trying to feed themselves. Why not give them credit for trying to sustain themselves. Amazing!
July 31, 2011, 8:59 am
Jack from Texas says:
Meat is meat and people gotta eat !!!! I'd rather them eat the pigeons than have them take a dump on my car. Pond management includes taking fish out of the's natures way.
July 31, 2011, 9:03 am
wally from flyover country says:
These people are going to role models when we default on our debt in a few years.

All you treehugging city dwelling yuppies might want to start taking notes.
July 31, 2011, 9:09 am
Jim Liberals Suck! from Texas says:
All you liberals make me sick! First, they are breaking the law by hunting and poaching in a city park. This is a city park people not the real woods. The most dangerous thing you will find in the park are the bums. I have nothing against hunting, but in a city park. Second these are bums, street people, homeless trash. They are lazy, and will not work even if there was no recession. They are they scum of the earth and responsible for many crimes like murders, and rapes that go on in the city. A lot of them a drug addicts, child molesters, illegal aliens, or just plain nuts and you liberals tolerate them. Put them to work or let them starve. In Texas if your homeless you are just lazy, or nuts. We have less then 6% unemployment here! I know it sucks on the east and west coasts but that your problem liberals for voting democrat!
July 31, 2011, 9:14 am
Glaw from Texas Yall says:
uhhhh just whats going to happen when noone can buy 10.00 a gallon milk, 20.00/lb meat, 5.00 bananas! this is the beginning. there wont be enough enforcement to stop poaching, people have to eat! mark my words, the animal lovers and huggers will fall by the wayside and starve/perish OR change their mindset!
July 31, 2011, 9:16 am
Texas Yall says:
oh, and why not just plow that useless space they call a park. PLANT FOOD for the people to take, not for government to mow and weedeat worthless grass. it makes absolutely no sense at all. make your public employees raise crops/chickens, not have them leech on the system.
July 31, 2011, 9:19 am
Philip from Texas says:
I can't imagine why anyone would abuse a defenseless animal. That said, it's interesting when people are more concerned about protecting animals than people.

As mentioned in the article, it's suspected that the poachers were homeless. I wonder if the park "watchdogs" offered any of these people a free meal so they wouldn't have to harvest animals from the park.
July 31, 2011, 9:21 am
Lisa from New York says:
This is why we need universal heath care, guaranteed public works jobs, free food, drugs, and even more government assistance to the poor. This started under Reagan, and got worse under the Bush/Obama years. Meanwhile I saw let them eat away, until we can get the government assistance rolling for these poor homeless people.
July 31, 2011, 9:21 am
Frank from Georgia says:
The tax paying citizens of that city paid for the park with their tax dollars. Those bums are just leeches, rapists, and thieves!
July 31, 2011, 9:24 am
Wow from Glad I have one says:
Hi Folks,

I think before shooting your mouth off you might consider what it would be like to be HOMELESS, and/or so desperate and HUNGRY you would poach fish or game from a park, which may or may not be your new home...Just a comment.
July 31, 2011, 9:33 am
Not Homeless Yet from What happened to the USA says:
Junkies would just steal something to get what they want, not bother hunting or fishing...
July 31, 2011, 9:36 am
John from Arizona says:
I have some cat recipe that I will share in exchange for a grilled owl.
July 31, 2011, 9:36 am
JohnRalph from Texas says:

Another example of Obama's "hope and change" initiative, we are so fortunate.

Obama, just like all of histories great “Socialist “ (Gods) leaders. Mao, Stalin, Pol Pot, Ho Chi Min, Hitler. who brought death and misery to tens if not hundreds of millions of humans.
July 31, 2011, 9:37 am
Jim Liberals Suck! from Texas says:
Up the homeless! They need to be locked away! Also deer season needs to be all year long!
July 31, 2011, 9:38 am
Bill from Seattle says:
Hang on to that recipe John. I don't see Obama changing anything. We all might live at the park someday...
July 31, 2011, 9:38 am
Jim Liberals Suck! from Texas says:
Dog and cat the other white meat!
July 31, 2011, 9:39 am
Jim Liberals Suck! from Texas says:
The homeless need to be locked away for everyone good. Their germ caring bums that commit crime. Up the homeless and the liberals! The liberals caused the homeless problem.
July 31, 2011, 9:42 am
Airmail from Moved South! says:
In Northern Califorina they have people like this cooking up family Cats & Dogs. Most of these folks are just feral nutballs. The City can hold them for a while, clean & feed them and dope them up to the point they could pass for registered democrats - which does happen during elections - but most like their madness and return to the wild,
July 31, 2011, 9:44 am
Jim Liberals Suck! from Texas says:
That is why they need to be locked up. Dogs and cats today, kids tomorrow. Worse they usually vote democrat.
July 31, 2011, 9:47 am
Cajun Dave from Louisiana says:
What gives you people the right to judge others choice of life style? "Animal murders"?!? Beyond pretensious. Come down to Louisiana: we've made an art form of murdering animals: kill them by the millions every year, and celebrate the doing of it. Do any of you eat meat? How do you think it gets in the stores? Oh, you're all vegetarians? Don't you think potatoes have feelings? Give me a break: what a bunch of elitist snobs.
July 31, 2011, 9:51 am
Ed Siimple from Norwalk , CT says:
they can come to my golf course and get rid of the canadian geese, they've got to have more meat on them than pigeons.
July 31, 2011, 9:59 am
phil from queens says:
The squirrel that goes in one end, comes out a brown smelly mess at the other end. Wonder where this gets deposited?
July 31, 2011, 10:07 am
Jersey Dave from Ocean City, NJ says:
If they want to hunt, no problem, let them go live where it is permitted.

A city park is not for squatters or poachers. It is a managed space with a limited, controlled animal population. That is set for the enjoyment of the public.

It's the same as me going to a public beach and taking a truckload of sand for a building project. No can do.

I have no problem with hunting, it's great, but I don't go shoot a neighbor's livestock or hunt in a park. If these "squatters" want to hunt, there is plenty of forested land they could move to outside of the city.
July 31, 2011, 10:19 am
Jim Morris from far away says:
How terrible! These people actually fed themselves instead of eating at the public trough! WIck3ed beyond belief!!!!
July 31, 2011, 10:25 am
biffula from queens says:
They live in a shanty town called Obamaville.
July 31, 2011, 10:30 am
stevo from The OC says:
squirrel with fava beans and a nice Chianti... Yum!
July 31, 2011, 10:35 am
J in Pasadena from Southern California says:
They are now charging the homeless per night in shelters. We have a third-world stratified society. This is the end result.
July 31, 2011, 10:36 am
ray from Misery state says:
Why hasn't this gone to a larger press?
He shouda wrote a whole book of tickets, that way they coulda wiped their arse fer days.
raise my own meat, but also eat some from the"king's forest"(taste better).
Need to give 'em some 220 conibears!..:-)
July 31, 2011, 10:41 am
Tab the Hunter from North of the Lake says:
Maybe y'all should keep this low key. Ya can't keep a good thing a secret fer long. And, there are lots of homeless and hungry people in the US today. If the country goes further down the drain, maybe more of us will have to learn how ta fish and hunt.
July 31, 2011, 10:57 am
Jed from Capitol Hill says:
I bet none of those fellers are hillbillies. Ain't no mentioned seeing "mountain oysters" in those fryin pans.
July 31, 2011, 10:59 am
John from Bill says:
Obama's change is wonderful, they got you right where they want you. Welcome Obama's change Peasantville, USA Now good look sheeples!
July 31, 2011, 11 am
Ignats from Long Island says:
These people represent the results of Hope and Change
You will look to them for guidance in the near future
July 31, 2011, 11:07 am
R Anderson from Missouri says:
When one person kills animals for food, it is pathetic. When dozens or hundreds start to kill, then they have to be controlled. Ship the vagrants to a warm climate.
July 31, 2011, 11:09 am
Jason from The South says:
Where I'm from we eat dogs. They taste like chicken. I skin the dogs alive and cook them slowly. You liberal sissy's will have to learn to eat your best friends some day! Be a real man and try dog!
July 31, 2011, 11:09 am
tupelo 35 from windsor terrace says:
I guess most of you posters don't know these fellers' are our neighbors from below the border, they have to eat or how else are they going to have the strength to grab our women in a headlock [ which by the way is considered foreplay in their country ] and attempt to sexually assault them.
July 31, 2011, 11:37 am
RS from America says:
Where I live, we hunt and fish to get food. It sounds like that is all these folks were doing. You people need to get out of the city and see how the real world is. Animals are here to be eaten. it's even in the Bible. Genesis 9:3. look it up. Get into the outdoors and learn where your food comes from. You may actually learn something in the process.
July 31, 2011, 11:40 am
Frank formerly of brooklyn says:
Once a neighborhood gentrifies the new owners and renters want the old rent control tenants and near-do-wells to get the heck out a Dodge. And that'
s the story around the park. But, hey, most of these new
ly arrived yuppies voted for Obama. So, enjoy the increased robberies, break-ins, push-ins and muggings. You voted for it. Not that the Republicans are a solution. I wish I had one. The watch word is adapt and be vigilant as society becomes stressed out mean. And most of you are three pay checks away from the street.
July 31, 2011, 11:42 am
Jake from Brooklyn says:
I wasn't aware that Pigeons have become endangered
July 31, 2011, 11:44 am
Count Yob from New York says:
I say let the vagrants eat the pigeons but crack down on everything else. There's no shortage of filthy pigeons in NY.
July 31, 2011, 11:46 am
Michael from America says:
Seems to me these folks should be applauded for eating local. That's what the Humane Society, Michael Pollan, Mark Bittman, and the majority of hip Brooklynites complaining about this want, isn't it?? Or do they just want people of their own socio-economic status to be able to eat local?
July 31, 2011, 11:48 am
Dan says:
A person has to eat.
So what did the the majority of people do to keep jobs in the USA??? Buy the cheaper Chinese crap.
July 31, 2011, 11:58 am
Nativam from Fresno says:
JERSEY DAVE from OCEAN CITY: Now you make sense!

All of these dumbhead sympathizers who go along with squatting and poaching in someone elses neighborhood park should try sheltering some of these people themselves. They call everyone leftists who want to have a safe and clean environment for the kids and residents of the area But like leftists, they want to allow a tribe of "threatening" bums to take it over. The park was built by the work and sweat of generations before as a place where the residents of the area can come and meet each other and play out in the good weather. There are plenty of other places to find fish and squirrels and pigeons to eat.
July 31, 2011, 12:02 pm
Paul Revere from Earth says:
Where do these people go no. 2?
July 31, 2011, 12:04 pm
John from Notus says:
Hey, people have to eat.
July 31, 2011, 12:08 pm
devnull says:
Well, it's tough to find stuff to eat in Obamaville.

I am sure a bunch of vagrants are going to pay fines, perhaps they can find "green jobs" in a battery factory, or wind farm.
July 31, 2011, 12:11 pm
Reggie from B'ham, AL says:
This is the work of hungry zombies! Lock up your daughters!
July 31, 2011, 12:20 pm
Anishinabi from AZ says:
Don't worry. It won't be long before those feral pigs in upstate New York are in Brooklyn, hog-biting all your liberal thighs as you jog through your newly Gentrified neighborhoods. Then you can whine over the poor pigs getting killed. Maybe you can start a petting zoo, while you drive out the homeless because you don't want to look at them It won't be long before the homeless population doubles and triples, but you will be okay. It couldn't possibly happen to you. Hypocrites.
July 31, 2011, 12:25 pm
rickahyatt from West says:
See what our Police State has become? It once was considered a God Given Right to live off the land. Now you have to pay taxes and political subservience to even eat.
July 31, 2011, 12:26 pm
CJ from Bensonhurst says:
Are there no work houses? Must we be plagued by these rascals and their filthy need to eat? To wish to survive with human dignity, not begging for scraps from our tables as they should, but living free, like animals ... er ... the animals they, were ... well hunting ... to survive.

Gee, maybe if the Steisand brigade would stop voting commie traitors into office people could manage to have some dignity without putting forth so much effort.
July 31, 2011, 12:27 pm
Bub from Rego Park says:
What's all the hub-bub?
These are wild animals right? People all over the country and world hunt to eat. I seem to recall that's how humans existed for many years.
Let this disheveled band hunt and eat.
Maybe it'll turn out good. Less poop in the parks?
If it works, the city can hire them to clean critters from our other parks. They'd make money and be disheveled no more.
Then they'd probably move to the suburbs. What's to eat out there?
July 31, 2011, 12:29 pm
BrianDTexan from Houston says:
Too bad they can't eat the liberals...
July 31, 2011, 12:38 pm
Liberals are Terrorists says:
This is what happens when the terrorist left is allowed to govern. The terrorist left took Congress at the start of 2007 and caused a recession, the likes had not been seen since the days preceding the Great Depression. Now we have the Obama Depression and thousands per day are losing their jobs. Murderous leftwing terrorists now want to starve the homeless vagrants because they don't want to have to see these 'unpleasant' people - the misery reminds them of the fruit of leftwing terrorism.
July 31, 2011, 12:39 pm
Mannie from Chicagoland says:
I have no problem with killing and eating squirrels and pigeons - furry tailed rats and flying rats, or even geese. They are pretty much vermin.

The problem is that encouraging bums to settle, turns the place into a pesthole. Bums make it unsafe for proper citizens. So I have no problem with the cops "encouraging" bums to move on. They can do it with batons, for all I care.
July 31, 2011, 12:41 pm
John from Marion Il says:
I'm From PETA. People Eating Tasty Animals
July 31, 2011, 12:43 pm
John from Marion Il says:
I knew a Lutheran Pastor From New Orleans who moved to his mission field, inner-city St. Louis. He had pigeons in his squatter home and craw-dads(cray fish to some) or mud bug to Cajuns, from the park. He gave thanks to God for a blessing which fed his family. This way any money he received went to his needy congregation.
Maybe, congress should take a lesson. Go Fish!
July 31, 2011, 12:53 pm
Barack Hitler from The Fourth Reich says:
Democrats created those bums, Mannie from Obamaland. Learn to live with them because there aren't enough jails in the world to hold them and parks are places where those victims of liberal policy tend to settle. Deal with it.
July 31, 2011, 1:06 pm
Outdoor Man from Brighton Beach says:
It's great that humans can survive in the wild. I would hire those people to run a day camp for kids and pay them for teaching kids survive in nature. Would $50 an hour be enough?
July 31, 2011, 1:27 pm
Nativam from Fresno says:
To Outdoor Man from Brighton Beach:

You're not so bright in Brighton.
July 31, 2011, 1:36 pm
tupelo35 from windsor terrace says:
Outdoor Man, they'd probably eat the kids.
July 31, 2011, 1:40 pm
Lana Churner from Utah says:
The trouble with vagrants feeding themselves is there are no bureaucrats required to issue licences, measure the catch, check for health and safety violations and otherwise hinder the process of natural man doing natural things.
Gotta have a few bureaucrats to regulate every single function of modern life you know.
July 31, 2011, 1:52 pm
dan from usa says:
andy from GA says

You must be from atlanta -- the only place in GA you would get an idiot like you. Anyone who is not liberal and and eco nut would be threatening to a new yorker...just because some lilly liberal new yorker said they were threatening means where in the article does it state they threatened anyone...jack ass
liberals and the heavy handed state need to back off and let people live their lives.....
July 31, 2011, 2 pm
Nativam from Fresno says:
Glad you're still here, Tupelo35. You commented about two hours ago. What makes you think it's a tribe of illegals? I see a lot more citizen bums lying around Fresno.
But it's true that a lot of unemployment is caused by greedy, unAmerican employers who want low wage robot workers, who won't speak up for themselves. And they're used in all sectors of industry, not just the farms anymore. I wonder how many of the park bums would be willing to take those low paying jobs even if they had to live with 50 people in a house like the illegals do.
July 31, 2011, 2:07 pm
Caustic_Commoner from Shreveport says:
Ticketing vagrants? For $2,100? ROTFLMAO!!! Like those tickets will ever get paid. Ha!
As for bums eating pigeons and squirrels, it's just upper food chain pests controling populations of lower food chain pests; circle of life.
July 31, 2011, 2:18 pm
DanBritt from The Valley of the Daughter of the Stars says:
Here is how I see it. When this country crashes all the big city high rollers will go down first. The Ghetto dwellers will hit you first and take everything you have. When they have taken all there is to take and left the liberals for dead, they will head to the country. When they come out here, we will feed them some lead. The hunter/gatherers from NYC will be welcomed.
July 31, 2011, 2:38 pm
Screwtheplasticpeople from matrix says:
You know that standing around all day in the hot sun or freezing winter panhandling is actually a work. It is as boring as working behind the register at a convenience store and as dangerous too.

I commend those guys for being unplugged from the matrix. For living free and refusing to be a host to parasitical state at the local, state, and federal level. I commend them for their giving a dirty middle finger to consumerism. Who knows, they be eating pigeon and sleeping under the stars or in a card board box but have a huge stash of gold and silver coins purchased in a way that Aunt Susan (Uncle Sam had a sex change) can't get her cold and greedy paws on.
July 31, 2011, 2:45 pm
tjupelo35 from windsor terrace says:
Nativam, i live by and frequently visit the park, on numerous occasions i've seen mexicans and orientals try to lure ducks out of the lake , but thanks to vigilant park goers they were chased away.
my assumption that they are illegals is based on the fact that it's not unusual to see them[ the mexicans ]bombed out of their minds and sleeping all over the park.
July 31, 2011, 2:48 pm
Nativam from Fresno says:
Interesting, tjupelo35. Glad to hear they're not working. Maybe they'll hear that employment in Mexico is now on the rise.
And by the way, we have one of your Brooklyn College's proud graduates, a liberal troll named Barbara Boxer. She just loves shutting off lands to people and businesses so she can save the earth. If you could bring her back (please) to oversee Prospect Park, NOBODY would be fishing there. She'd slap another tax on the park users who are employed and forbid anyone to venture out more than 15 feet from the sidewalks. She loves illegals to, even though they urinate in public and don't care about our laws. They could be useful to her someday.
Oh, I forgot. We dumb Californians just voted her in again last Fall.
July 31, 2011, 3:25 pm
Some Info from Tennessee says:
Not sure about those white ducks or pigeons, but squirrels are pretty good eatin'

Broiling them or simply frying them up, just like one would fry chicken....makes an honestly tasty meal.

If you're able to make gravy from the squirrel reduction as well, all the better.
July 31, 2011, 3:27 pm
Tom from Texas says:
To all the Vegan/PETA folks out there. You would stand around the park and feed the geese, ducks and your other furry friends, but you wouldn't buy a cheeseburger for one of the homeless park people? One of your own species. Humans have a right to survive and be there in the park like your beloved ducks and geese. Are you going to complain about the ducks eating the fish? Thought not.
July 31, 2011, 3:37 pm
What do you expect from hungry people? Ever see the movie, "The Road?"
July 31, 2011, 3:38 pm
Tupelo35 from windsor terrace says:
Nativam, I'm sorry to say America is at a cross road, we are contaminate by self indulgent politicians whose only thought is to line their own pockets and ignore the needs of those foolish enough to put them in office.
the country is being flooded with illegals along with the govt. looking the other way on the ever growing drug problems amongst the young.
Don't fault yourself for MS.Boxer, we in N.Y. have so many —— politicians , we should have a resident proctologist in every state and city office
July 31, 2011, 3:41 pm
senselessgrammarviolator from not your crummyassedtown says:
Although the Universe is infinite (what the hell could exist beyond but more space or something) the Earth is small and finite. It is this reason for my gratefulness that most humans prefer to live cramped in like good little robotic ants and don't like to put alot of space between them like the brilliant stars do. Those folks scavenging in the park are halfway there. Whatever ghosts or old habits that keep them clinging near to the ant colony needs to vanish before they can find their true freedom far away from that overcrowded ——hole, oops I mean ant colony.
July 31, 2011, 3:50 pm
truck from Canadice says:
why do people need the permission of the state or city to feed themselves ? fish , ducks , geese , and so on are all meant to be eaten . only sportsmen should have to have a license to hunt , No one needs one to feed themselves.

July 31, 2011, 3:51 pm
Bill from Prospect Park says:
Let them eat each other, that would get rid of the problem once and for all! Last one standing gets to eat a Politician.
July 31, 2011, 4:31 pm
John Smith from Norflolk says:
Who gave the colonists permission to hunt and fish?
July 31, 2011, 4:36 pm
Shawn from in real america says:
LOL...good god it is called surviving not poaching some even call it hunting. You must be in the system is what I am seeing most people here write. You are dependent on government for survival, very sad. If the shtf you people will not make it.period.

The city depends on rural America to survive you can not feed and energize yourselves without it, scary part is you don't understand that.

Unless a technology miracle happens some people will be eating anything that moves in order to make to the next day.
July 31, 2011, 4:42 pm
christian from ca says:
the poor create more credit for the system to steal in jail than free. we need a sound money system. no more federal reserve private bank. save animals by abusing people? humanists are trying to disassemble morality to take over our world and it should be resisted. morality and productivity and value come from GOD, not man made ideology, hubris, and belly button lint.
July 31, 2011, 4:50 pm
Mannie from Chicagoland says:
I don't see anything wrong with trapping pigeons and squirrels, or even geese. They're vermin. Bushytailed or flying rats.

The problem comes with encouraging bums to live in the park. Bums make a mess and endanger decent people. The cops should encourage bums to live elsewhere, with truncheons, if necessary.
July 31, 2011, 5:25 pm
I've been to Chicago a bunch of times from and I was glad to get the hell how as fast as possible says:
Subdivisons make a mess (JOPLIN, HELLO!) texting while driving endangers decent people and maybe the bums should encourage YOU to go live elsewhere. Nah, you deserve Chicago and they deserve gun toting freedom in a red freedom zone, so you're Mannie, you just don't really know what that right means in the total scheme of things and hope you never do.
July 31, 2011, 5:45 pm
Walter Sobchak II from East Peta says:
Squirrels are a nuisance. The best way to handle the squirrel problem is to trap the younger ones, bury them up to their necks, and run over their heads with a lawn mower. Works well for ducklings, too.
July 31, 2011, 5:52 pm
Curby from The Park says:
This is discrimination and there is a lot of "Hobophobes" here spewing hate speech. I am a bum, and I am offended.
July 31, 2011, 5:56 pm
Wayfaring Stranger from NH USA says:
How would you feel about it if they were eating rats?

What if these poor wittle duckies and such were being carried away by, say, an eagle? Who would you root for? What a bizarre and totally unnecessary moral dilemma!

Just because the critter's "cute," it doesn't mean it's no longer part of the food-chain.

Liberal dreamers...gotta luv em.
July 31, 2011, 5:59 pm
Mike Osborne from Ventura CA says:
Nazis! Pay attention! People can eat if they are hungry! Lighten up! Perhaps you should look into taking care of indigent. Remember Jesus? Would he support the cops or these hungry people? WWJD? Not what you people are doing...
July 31, 2011, 5:59 pm
tyrone from Upper East Side says:
So when people down on their luck become self reliant instead of dependent on the nanny state we are to punish them. I say, kudos. Duck and turtle are delicious.
July 31, 2011, 6:08 pm
Steve from USA says:
I wonder how the animal rights groups would react to piles of starved to death homeless human beings started to appear in the parks.
July 31, 2011, 6:09 pm
John Rose from Lexington, KY says:
I hunt, fish, and forage wild food and medicine. I do it with great respect and kill as humanely as possible. If people were taught these nearly lost skills early in life, there would be far less hunger, and people would learn respect for life and the earth. We have become so out of touch with the natural cycles of life and death that we can barely function as humans. I find it absurd that we are forbidden by law to even carry the most basic tools of survival. We have squelched any ability to survive in the natural world all in the name of safety. It is a sad state of affairs.
July 31, 2011, 6:10 pm
Craig_PHX from Phoenix says:
Wow! Great use of primitive survival skills. We may all need these skills if America keeps heading downhill.
July 31, 2011, 6:19 pm
Dolly from Lon Guy Land says:
What? Was the guy "poaching" on the KING'S land?? Ask me if I give a crap. I DON"T GIVE A CRAP if they eat the geese. LESS S*&T to step in.
July 31, 2011, 6:28 pm
Colonel Sanders from Heaven says:
I think we should block the roads and rails leading into major Democrat strongholds (cities) and starve them until they come pouring out in droves. As they head for the rural, we provide them with an inexpensive humane entrance into a world beyond this one. Some females could be taken for breeding purposes but only after being examined for STD's and for Democrat/liberal tendencies.

I'm sure they'll attempt to import food from other countries,but the hyperinflation (Obama Dollars) will only make potential food importers chuckle.

Should be easy to do. The only people to worry about are the ones with the guns which are the cops and criminals. The cops are few in number and will probably be the first to attempt to get through barricades but they won't make it through and will just serve to provide extra guns and ammo to the barricade guards. The criminals will come next and they can be bribed to return to the city, wreak havoc and to herd the liberal cattle to the barricades.
July 31, 2011, 7:10 pm
Roy from Atlanta says:
These people are homeless. They are hunting and fishing to survive.What is more important? The people of our country or the ducks of our country?The Officers who arrested these people , and the folks who think they should be arrested should be ashamed of themselves, and i hope karma falls on your heads like a ton of bricks and you find yourselves in theses peoples shoes, both homeless and hungry so you can see whats its like.To the homeless arrested, congratulations for hunting the animals put here on earth , by our God for us to have food to eat instead of robbing the sorry people who think the animals are more important than you.
July 31, 2011, 7:13 pm
Ihuntandfish from Virginia says:
The comments on here astonish me. People saying that these folks should be arrested, animals are more important than people, we are speciesist, and this should be a felony are so disconnected with reality that it is no wonder that with folks like that our society is crumbling. Animals are food. Sure we keep some as pets but for the most part animals are food. Do you think that nature is like a disney movie where all species get along and nothing ever dies? NO! There are predators and there is prey, thats it. Should these humble folks have been doing this in an urban/suburban park? No, but trying to turn this into a felony or vilifying these people for trying to live is absurd. Until man no longer eats meat animals will die by the hundreds of thousands and that is as it should be. Sustainable harvesting of prey will always be with us so get real folks. At least these people are trying to make it instead of looking for handouts from the government. As far as I'm concerned more people suckling from the government teat should look to these folks for inspiration in self reliance. Food stamps should be a felony if you ask me. What do you think about that!?
July 31, 2011, 7:16 pm
Mike from New Jersey says:
Bunny huggers taking over the world, you will be seeing a lot more this when the second Great Depression 2012, Obamaeconomics, = many go w/out food.
July 31, 2011, 7:18 pm
Charles from Brooklyn says:
Let them eat cake!
July 31, 2011, 7:29 pm
clem from central park says:
This is Obama's plan for the senior citizens "obamacare" food program. As Medicare is fazed out, hunting wild game in the city's parks will supplement
Michelle's "victory gardens" that she taught everyone the first year of the obama reign!
Food stamps will be disolved and begging will be the "in thing". As social security will also be fazed out, senior citizens will be put under the re-instated program like the "CCC" of the 1935 era and this program will be called the"WYBOFLOFTWHGC", (work your butt off for left overs from the White House garbage can).
July 31, 2011, 7:58 pm
minnfinn says:
The Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery troops could never make there expedition today. They'd be stopped, tickets and jaild for over the limit of every thing from deer, elk, beaver, bears and fish, all without licenses. I'd suggest a voluntary fund be set up to buy fishing and hunting licenses for those hungry enough to go out and try to feed themselves. Most of these animals are too high and considered pest in urban / suburban areas.
July 31, 2011, 7:59 pm
Dave from cobble Hill says:
I'm sure those tickets will be paid promptly.
July 31, 2011, 8:27 pm
Bob from Bridgeton says:
Let them eat game!
July 31, 2011, 8:31 pm
Calvin from Doonsbury says:
Maybe the BATF can supply them some hunting rifles so they can gain a little variety in their diet by adding pinko long pig to their diets.

If they can do for Mexican drug gangs then why not a little assistance to our fellow Americans?

July 31, 2011, 9:05 pm
slickwilly from bronx says:
There are plenty of rats and alligators in the sewers. The Obama plan is "eat your peas", so why not add some wild meat to the peas?? This is "change", this is what WE voted for here in the Bronx and Manhatten. We can take 4 more years of not working and living in the parks; just think...we don't have to fill out those stubborn IRS forms when we don't have a job. This is heaven living in a cardboard box and having free food, no taxes, no grass to mow.
What a wonderful president!
July 31, 2011, 9:23 pm
smellyFrenchmen from Toulon says:
Let them eat Demonrats!

maybe they were Fred Reed fans and didn't mean no harm.
July 31, 2011, 9:26 pm
Dick from NY says:
Kill the homeless and feed them to the animals, they need to eat too. These people are everywhere in NYC. You can't walk 20 feet without having to step over one. They steal, start fights and spread their filth all over the city.

Who wouldn't rather watch cute little animals running around than watch some homeless guy sitting around in his own filth?

The animals didn't vote for Obama, so why should they suffer?
July 31, 2011, 9:31 pm
Dick from NY says:
Kill the homeless and feed them to the animals, they need to eat too. You can't walk 20 feet in NYC without having to step over one of these savages. They steal, start fights and spread their filth all over the city.
Who wouldn't rather watch cute little animals running around than watch some homeless guy sitting around in his own filth?
July 31, 2011, 9:35 pm
Dick from NY says:
kill the homeless and feed them to the animals. They steal, start fights and spread their filth all over the city. Who wouldn't rather watch cute little animals running around than some guy sitting in his own filth?
July 31, 2011, 9:37 pm
pelosi from DC says:
back in california, we eat ducks and squirrels, in DC, we eat crow!
July 31, 2011, 9:38 pm
Mike from Nevada says:
All you progressives are pushing "green" these folks aren't firing a gun, not shopping at Safeway, eat what they catch/kill.....clean up the enviroment from the over population of ducks, squirrels, fish, etc....and then you want the Park Rangers to "fine them"......REALLY, if they are homeless and living the way they are, do you think they have the money to pay the fine....wast of the Rangers time, Courts, Judges, paper, etc.....Would be nice if Progressives would engage their brain (if they have one) prior to suggesting such BS.
July 31, 2011, 9:41 pm
Dick from NY says:
Fix your website, it's giving internal stack errors when you leave a comment.
July 31, 2011, 9:42 pm
John from Upstate says:
Man.. those animals can't be too healthy to eat .. have you seen that crap those pigeons and squirrels eat? They should stop these people for their own health.
July 31, 2011, 9:48 pm
Luigi from Uranus says:
Cops usually issue fines 'where the money is'. Good luck collecting fines from the homeless.

How's that hopey change working out for you?
July 31, 2011, 10:40 pm
Coming back to da slope from Sloper says:
Guess I'll have to find another hobby, we do it all the time here in Washington.
July 31, 2011, 11 pm
Darren from Australia says:
Lunacy is worldwide for sure! All of these depraved people complaining about poor folks getting some food should just SHUT THE F*** UP! I'm not ashamed that I was brought up to fish and hunt which has put food on the table many times.Warped people are against killing animals for food and yep,these are the exact people that will starve when it comes to crunch time.Enjoy your fancy food while ya can SUCKERS!! Also I see you've got Peter Singer (who helped set up The Greens party here in Aus') in Princeton University teaching ethics!!..yeah right..he advocates veganism and has also pondered bestiality..THIS type of sick puppy is the measure of the Left-wing's 'decency'.God Bless our countries and our REAL people!!
July 31, 2011, 11:04 pm
Steve from Seattle says:
Killing small animals in city parks for tasty BBQ'd treats cannot be allowed for obvious reasons. There are not enough critters in city parks to sustain even a small band of outlaws for more than a short period of time.
July 31, 2011, 11:21 pm
Gary from West side says:
Too bad they care more about the vagrant animals instead of the human beings who need food to survive
July 31, 2011, 11:29 pm
Bob from orange county, ca says:
"Save the neck for me, Clark!" The only thing better than a turkey neck is a nice, long goose neck. And they taste better because they are free!
July 31, 2011, 11:39 pm
REB from Dixie says:
Pigeons are there to eat...where do you people get your dumb ideas? Originally they were all tame and raised for food the decendents are what crap all over yall now....oh and rina,eating shouldnt be a felony or a crime...dear God liberty is dead with people like you breathing up good air!
July 31, 2011, 11:40 pm
ed from formerly upper west side says:
Didn't Theodore Roosevelt eat pigeon? They really are vermin so anyone wanting to take a few out would be tops in my book.
Where do you think food comes from anyway?
July 31, 2011, 11:45 pm
Brennan from Brooklyn says:
These are probably just poor people who are hungry. They are not stealing from anybody. They are not hurting anyone. Near as I can tell they're just fishing and hunting and eating it. Leave these people alone. They're basically just eating free range organic meat, freshly caught. Why are you guys trying to portray them as fiends?
Aug. 1, 2011, Midnight
Gordon Campbell from Brooklyn says:
I recommend that they consider hockey sticks as suitable clubs.When I was in Toronto the homeless i.e. THE POOR-would hunt by the lakefront in the evening and they would be able to harvest 10-15 geese each per night each.They'd pop 'em into green garbage bags then back to their shanties for a cook-out to share withh their less limber neighbors-i.e. the old,the halt and the lame.
The Usual Suspects like many of the naive tree-huggers here complained about the filthy VALUELESS human SCUM who were offing these flying feces machines-geese,that is.They have an overpopulation of these flying rats and the city council wanted to pour gas on the eggs to control the population but the folk who anthropomorphize these pests into fuzzy-wuzzies would not let them.If you are going to freak out about these animals FEED THE PEOPLE.A boy is NOT a dog is NOT a pig is NOT a rat.
You folks who care more about animals than your unfortunate brothers and sisters will have a lot of 'splainin' to do at your personal Judgement.You disgust me and should be ashamed of yourselves.
Aug. 1, 2011, 12:11 am
Art Stone from Connecticut says:
Load them up on buses and send them to Le Guardia and New Jersey. Geese are much better eating than squirrels and pigeons.
Aug. 1, 2011, 12:59 am
Joe B. from Colorado says:
To Lisa from Washington...

Are you going to argue with these facts?
Aug. 1, 2011, 1:08 am
Nativam from Fresno says:
She's a woman, Joe B., of course she'll argue with the facts.
Aug. 1, 2011, 1:22 am
Ken from LI from Nassau County says:
Has the Food Network discovered them yet? I smell a new cooking reality show: "Prospect Park Poach-off!"
Aug. 1, 2011, 1:26 am
brian says:
yes this is what you get for hunting in the kings forest.
Aug. 1, 2011, 1:42 am
Nathan from rural Casey County says:
Squirell is good eating, when the unemployment runs out. Hey when there is no jobs I guess we just get back to the old ways. Ya skin em' of course and make strips that you can charbroil on a skewer over a camp fire. The varmit population is getting out of control and people are starving, it's just the circle of life.
Aug. 1, 2011, 1:55 am
Jonathan from Canada says:
I'll eat your cat before I stand in line at a soup kitchen.. I don't care if you respect that or not.. your opinion means nothing to me.. I have standards, and begging for handouts is not one of them...
Aug. 1, 2011, 4:01 am
Bili from Atlanta says:
Environmentalists! Bah! You're not saving the Earth - you're its scourge!
Aug. 1, 2011, 4:22 am
Monique from Chelsea says:
Controlling wildlife population and getting rid of pigeons and an over-supply of squirrels should be perceived as a benefit. HOWEVER, hunting has regulation on it. The injuring of wildlife should be grounds for flogging. Eating them if you are helping control the population should not be frowned upon. Consuming them in the park seems pretty barbaric and a health hazard. Don't give a damn what color they are, their level of education, wealth, or origin. You have to obey the law. But the law should not protect wildlife over the lives of humans.
Aug. 1, 2011, 4:54 am
John from RI says:
There's plenty of wild pigs causing damage in other parts of the country they could eat.
Why are we importing refugees if we can't even feed the people that are here?
Aug. 1, 2011, 4:55 am
bobo from the real world says:
City folks sure are ignorant. Fish murders indeed.
Aug. 1, 2011, 5:55 am
Roadkill2000 from Elberton says:
If you go to and scroll down, you'll come accross a column titled American Stonehenge. It refers to the Georgia Guidestone which were built by an unknown secretive group who apparently had alot of money to spend.

The stones have 10 commandments for humanity and one of those commandments is to keep Earth's population at 500,000,000. The stones were built in 1979 so they've at least 32 years in working their plans to murder billions of people. I believe one of the key parts of their plans for mass extermination is in homosexualizing the United States military. This will chase away the good people and open up billets for the rotten people. This will help them put sicko people in charge of the nuclear biological and chemical weapons and provide troops willing to disarm the population and put millions of American citizens in camps. I believe that Obama and Pelosi's true healthcare plans for is a bunch of crematoriums and a few TSA slobs to run them.

Well, it's something to ponder while chewing on a goose bone. Carry on.
Aug. 1, 2011, 6:07 am
Vietvet from Fly over country says:
Wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! You anti fishing hunting, fishing Nazi's stay there! Don't need nor want you in fly over country! I guess you think your back end hole don't stink! Think your above common or poor folks! LOL more of BO's hoax and change?
Aug. 1, 2011, 6:15 am
THX1138 from Undergrond says:
They should get rid of all the worthless saps of filth -- aka evil humans and process them and turn them into Soylent Green and feed them to the other worthless scum that trounce on this planet and process them as well. After a while, you would think all would be well, but then again worthless people breed like rabbits.
Aug. 1, 2011, 6:29 am
jessica from Brooklyn says:
I can't understand why people think it is ok to go into a public park and kill the animals that inhabit it.

I saw one report of a woman who did not consider pigeons to be wildlife. What the hell does she think they are?

Aug. 1, 2011, 6:36 am
hippykiller from earth says:
Are you hippies really serious with the anger towards poor people eating little critters? Quite hypocritical to sit in your nice apartments, paid for by mommy and daddy, and judge those who have nothing. Take the silver spoon out of you *ss and try to understand that everyone doesn't have to think and act like you do, if they did we would all be hipster robots. I love NYC truly and appreciate the left wing views that are espoused from this concrete jungle but it would be a travesty of epic proportions if the entire country held these views. Understand that difference of opinion and lifestyle is what makes the country great....oh wait I shouldn't say that, hippies might get mad, always best to be self loathing rather than proud to live in a free country. I'd personally rather hunt hipsters, but that's just me. Late
Aug. 1, 2011, 6:50 am
dingbat from commercial says:

Want a quiet and relaxing place to meditate while experiencing the warm and tingly vibes of one of Earth's rare Energy points?

Then come on down and visit the stones, the Georgia Guidestones, America's Stonehenge.

Aug. 1, 2011, 7:03 am
kmg from earth says:
is this our "let them eat cake" moment?
Aug. 1, 2011, 7:10 am
hippykillerkiller from mars says:
Let's see, if ten million people just decide to eat all the tasty animals in the public parks, how many would be left? Why don't they just let us cut down the trees too, they'll grow back right? After they're all gone, it worked for the buffalo right?

Go back to your childhood and read the Lorax morons, it explains it pretty well.
Aug. 1, 2011, 7:11 am
jon wong from nj says:
hey...people eating...tree rats? nice...when can they come to my hood?
Aug. 1, 2011, 7:30 am
Wiglaf from the wilderness says:
They'd rather give a man a fish, then teach (or allow) him to fish. The government sponsored entitlement culture will not suffer competition!
Aug. 1, 2011, 7:35 am
mark from canada says:
Duck is a fine meal
Aug. 1, 2011, 7:38 am
Pest remover from The Park says:
Ten million???Hyperbole spouting pinkster DBagging Democranazi gaia worshipping city boy.Thong too tight,Butch?Go kiss a toad's azz.
Aug. 1, 2011, 7:38 am
GoodOleBoy from TN says:
Interesting concept.
Catch "homeless" poachers in the act of poaching and hurt them in "their" wallets with tickets that cost "money".
My solution:
2nd offence gets you a one-way trip to an altitude of 20,000 feet and a fast track ride to the ground with nothing but the skin suit God gave you.
Problem solved.
Aug. 1, 2011, 7:45 am
Mark from Brooklyn says:
These people need food to eat too..I don't think the squirrel population is at risk of liberals are pathetic...these people will be revealed for their hunting skills when we have 30% unemployment...
Aug. 1, 2011, 7:49 am
Homina Homina Homina from Park Slope says:
Typical bum behavior. Enjoy the (re)decline of Prospect Park, folks, it's going to be 1972 there all over again shortly.

Tickets for bums? What a joke. Might as well write them a $1 billion dollar fine.
Aug. 1, 2011, 7:53 am
Rob from Greenpoint says:
Roast the vagrants over a bar-b-que and feed them to
the animals.
Aug. 1, 2011, 7:55 am
Jed from Queens says:
Maybe Al Sharpton can take them somewhere and get them something to eat?
Aug. 1, 2011, 7:56 am
Homina Homina Homina from Park Slope says:
Also, why censor the photograph? Let's have a look at that fat toad.
Aug. 1, 2011, 7:56 am
hippykillerkillerkiller from upyoursjobu says:
Seriously guy do you really think that these animals miraculously appear when a public park is created. No, thorax they come from the vast folds of nature...hence if your ten million fools ate all the park critters more would procreate and arrive from the wild. Newsflash bieber there is life outside of BKLYN
Aug. 1, 2011, 8:32 am
SwampMan from Louisiana says:
Hey idiots, how do you think we all got to the point we are today. It all started when our ancestors hunted for food. Now our system is so backwards we need to buy a hunting/fishing license? Or buy food at the grocery store. Why must everything cost money. What if I don't want to play your capitalistic game but still want to live?

Oh, I know. I'll break your rules and laugh when you give me a ticket that only holds weight in your world.

P.S. I hunt for food and guarantee you I have more concern & affection for wildlife than any of you self labeled "Wildlife advocates"

Here's one more question for you "Wildlife advocates"... How is killing an animal after paying the state for a license any different to the animal being killed without one?

Grow up & think for yourselves. You have a brain, us it...
Aug. 1, 2011, 8:49 am
John from the backwoods says:
They should be eating the rats. Then no one would mind a bit, and they are just as tasty.
Aug. 1, 2011, 9:18 am
jason bass from jacksonville says:
Ok folks,get a life,these people are fishing and hunting for a reason,hunger.If our government keeps up the not so good work,you may find yourselves chasing ducks too.
Aug. 1, 2011, 10:34 am
Hairpies from Behindyou says:
Leave the animals alone! I want to make sweet sweet love to them!
Aug. 1, 2011, 2:18 pm
Kevin from USA says:
At least these hungry homeless people are attempting to feed themselves rather than relying on the government to give them handouts. The sad fact is that some people apparently care more about the animals than the hungry people trying to feed themselves. The animal advocates may want to be nice to these ingenious homeless folks. If things were to get really bad they may need help building traps, fishing, and cooking wild game to survive.

What good does it do to fine homeless people who can't afford to buy food?
Aug. 1, 2011, 2:34 pm
Blackmeth from USA says:
Don't you thing these people are hungry? Food banks have no food & people have no money to buy food... where else are they to get it? Should they start stealing?
Aug. 1, 2011, 8:48 pm
tupelo35 from windsor terrace says:
If you have a moment check out todays article in Park Slope Patch, the story is more in depth and details the destruction of wild life going on in the park.

I can't wait to read the defense that will be thrown up by the Goober Brigade
Aug. 2, 2011, 11:04 am
Slorgo from Bronx says:
I personally have gone to eating only minerals, fallen leaves and creatures that die naturally in order to avoid harming any living plants or animals. Plants have it the worst... People trample them in the park all day long and pour concrete in their beds, poison them and often slaughter them or eat them alive sometimes with their young. Molesting the plants should be prevented too. I am also concerned that the animals still attack one another, too. Especially the pit bulls.
Aug. 2, 2011, 12:41 pm
heff from Thankfully far from Rina says:
There is a place for all of Gods creatures. Right next to the mashed potatoes and peas!

I love pigeons and squirrels, they're great in a white sauce!
Aug. 2, 2011, 1:41 pm
Jerry from Vancouver, WA says:
It's called sodietal collapse.

Get used to it. Let these people eat.
Aug. 2, 2011, 9:24 pm
Earnan from America says:
Rina-the-"vegan"-nurse: now THERE is a dangerous nut. Someone who believes in a Bambi-based mythology where humans are just another animal, no more important than a rat or cockroach.

Just the sort of nutjob we want treating defenseless sick humans!

These "poachers" are catching and eating nuisance animals. Pigeons? An introduced species that has no business in North America. Ducks? You mean feral domestic ducks that belong on a farm, not in a park where ignorant city fools mistake them for "wildlife"!
Aug. 3, 2011, 11:36 am
Ungg from The Cellar says:
It becomes apparent that massed populations have NO idea of how life really works. Seal all of New York, turn off the water turn off the phone (people would have to speak with each other) stop all corporate farm shipments. Wait three months...and presto! Vegan cannibals. And all the fast foodies would have eaten the neighbors kids, can't do without that nice grease fix.

Also an odd note, a lot of so called "sportsmen"who go out and shoot rabbits and small game just leave them to rot. And the wealthy kill these food sources with no need for them to do so...This should be criminal.

Lastly, the grand shortsightedness of humanity, It is the previous presidency that has brought this country to it's current economic status.
Aug. 4, 2011, 3:11 am
Manhattan Homeless Guy says:
These brooklyn homeless people have an unfair competitive advantage over the homeless in Manhattan. There are very few places to hunt for ducks and fish in Manhattan. I took my makeshift fishing pole and duck net to the Whole Foods in Tribeca and was told I could not fish and hunt on premises. And these animals were already dead! Not fair! Where am I supposed to hunt and fish in this borough?
Aug. 6, 2011, 6:52 pm
Mark says:
Some of you people are absolute idiots!

These people are HOMELESS! Get it-HOMELESS! H-O-M-E-L-E-S-S! They used make shift rods and traps! These people are trying to surivive, and some of you are going "Oh NOES, they is herting teh poor litle wildlife! Thye sould be arrested!"

I think a grave injustice has been committed upon these people. Instead of stealing food or drawing from a social program that is dependent on other people's money, they are trying to be self-sufficient and hunt their own food. I RESPECT these people.
Aug. 7, 2011, 2:21 pm
Chris says:
On a lighter note, anyone ready for the 2011 West Indie Parade? Oh, I am, I am! The annual and traditional butchering of Prospect Park! And, what's the over under for people shot this year? Thoughts? Chime in!
Aug. 22, 2011, 8:07 am
Eagles Jersey says:
The annual and traditional butchering of Prospect Park!
Aug. 29, 2011, 2:37 am
tawkingjames from reality says:
Wow, what a bunch of brainwashed idiots... "They murdered daffy!" Oh my! they need to go to prison! and the mental hospital for eating the wildlife!" where do you think your food comes from? while you go to mcdonalds and eat some chicken? nuggets made from the meat of a chicken? that was raised in the feces and piss of a thousand other chickens processed on the conveyer belt of filth. Those homeless folks are eating food 10 times healthier than you are! Everyone is so spoiled by these fast food, assembly line, warehouses of living creatures that sole purpose is to be slaughtered in huge numbers and ground up into a nugget shape, and most people throw half of their food away!! Who has the respect for nature?
Nov. 8, 2011, 8:35 am
lostInTheNWO from deep in the woods says:
Git usta it! - cause things is gonna git worse. Libs vs. conservatives - you folks are a laugh. It's all much bigger than that. At the Washington level, both parties bend willfully to big corporate interests. How do you think they got there? Our election? If it weren’t for the Corporate-Cartel campaign money, we wouldn’t even know their names. The mega-corporate puppet masters own our government, and they love playing one side against the other - it keeps “the people” from seeing who’s really behind that (Matrix) curtain. All the while, the whole pack sucks the very life out of this country - laughing at us - all the way to the bank. Yes it’s true folks; we have allowed this bankster controlled government to incrementally take away our liberties, our economy, and our real security. The good news is, the country is slowly beginning to wake up - the problem however is, will we wake up in time?

In the meantime, thur's some reeel good squirrel dressing 'n' cookin’ recipes on ytube.

Hey Monsanto, keep the earth clean - we like our squirrel organic.
Nov. 21, 2011, 11:11 pm

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