Over the last few weeks we have been getting calls from our supporters asking us to help end the practice of killing Canada geese to control their flocks in New York – Thanks for raising this issue and your concerns! But New York does not stand alone in implementing this disturbing management control practice. Edgewater, New Jersey has been making recent headlines as they have contracted with the United States Department of Agriculture to kill Canada geese, labeled as “nuisance” birds, in an effort to reduce their population.
This year, however, the program, which involves rounding up and gassing the animals with carbon dioxide sometime in June or July, has drawn criticism from the League of Humane Voters of New Jersey and other animal welfare activists. Nicholas Pugliese, The Record
We know from firsthand experience that too often the solution to human-wildlife conflict is simply a matter of convenience – employing options that are lethal or export habitat conservation efforts to other areas.
Here’s your chance to tell us what do you think…