Good News for Geese!

July 2004

Thanks to pressure and guidance from PETA, many jurisdictions are dumping cruel round-up and slaughter methods to control populations of Canada geese and adopting nonlethal programs.

After years of battles between animal rights activists and USDA-Wildlife Services over Canada geese in Seattle, a nonlethal program implemented this past summer has been a great success.

Another hard-won victory for Canada geese in Clarkstown, New York, where local officials announced that the comprehensive nonlethal goose-management program, implemented just a few years ago, has succeeded in reducing the town’s goose population.

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