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Prospect Park's swans hatched last week, and one baby promptly strangled on some discarded fishing line. Get this:
"Things happen out in nature. These are wild animals," said Prospect Park Administrator Tupper Thomas. "It's like any animals in the world, where only the strongest survive."
Since when is fishing line part of nature? Is Tupper so cavalier about canine--particularly unleashed canine--effects on park wildlife because she thinks domesticated dogs under their owners' control are also just part of nature? And this woman administers a park that includes what are in essence nature preserves?