Wisconsin Town Cancels Its Goose Hunt

October 2002

Janesville residents bombarded PETA with calls and letters about the hunting of Canada geese in their city’s public parks. Several activists were arrested while attempting to stop hunters, and despite offers from animal protection groups to work with the city to resolve the goose issue, the city refused to declare a cease-fire.

PETA sent a letter to Janesville’s city manager asking him to halt the war on the Canada geese and accept offers from PETA and other groups to assist Janesville in developing an effective and humane goose-control program. We posted an action alert encouraging our members and supporters to do the same.

In September, Janesville finally ended the goose hunt until alternatives could be explored.

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