Pegasus Foundation Initiatives

The Pegasus Foundation has developed and undertaken initiatives to combat wildlife destruction that is not otherwise being addressed adequately. These initiatives include:

Saving Mute Swans

Free-ranging swans are now a naturalized, and magnificently beautiful, part of our environment. There is no evidence that swans are responsible for meaningful environmental alteration. Yet, Governor Cuomo, bowing to pressure from the DEC, recently vetoed important legislation that would have declared a moratorium on the killing of mute swans in the state of New York

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Killing of Wildlife for Sport

It’s just enjoyable, it’s just the thrill” claims one wildlife killing contestant on an undercover video taken by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). The video highlights a 24 hour “Predator Killing Contest” held by the Parlin Buck Club in Barnegat, New Jersey. This is just one of hundreds of “Varmint” killing contests held at “game” clubs all over the county. “Varmint” being callously and imprecisely defined as coyotes, foxes, bobcats, rodents, wolves and prairie dogs and all considered un-regulated “game” animals

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Caribbean Animal Welfare Alliance

The Pegasus Foundation, along with Humane Society International, is supporting Monitor Caribbean, Inc., a nonprofit corporation, which has recently established the Caribbean Animal Welfare Alliance (CAWA).  In June 2015, the bi-annual Caribbean Animal Welfare Conference, also sponsored by Pegasus, was held in Costa Rica.  At the request of the sponsors of that conference, Monitor Caribbean launched this new initiative …

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