Vernon should "co-habitate with the geese"

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Vernon should "co-habitate with the geese"

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Oh my, this is a laugher...

"Culling will just create a vacuum for more geese to take their place, and they will end up in an annual cycle of complaints and more killing. The city has an opportunity to show other municipalities in B.C. how to cohabitate with geese. With a bit of effort, Vernon residents can enjoy long-term benefits and council won't have to get their hands bloodied. We are prepared to help."

"It is gut-wrenching to think that these iconic birds will be rounded up with their families when they are most vulnerable and killed in front of each other for hours," said Reichert.


This particular flock was introduced, they are not native. They are expanding un-checked in the habitat and damaging the environment needed by the native species... to the point that they have even begun nesting atop the osprey-nesting pole at a local park.

This is no different than the cities rat problem. Suppose we also need to learn to "cohabitate" with the rats? The geese are adopting urban behavior - this is not humane to watch them try to nest atop houses, RV's, vehicles, boats. The cruelty in allowing this to continue is disgusting. How humane is it that the goslings die trying to leave the nest onto roadways, on hot roofs etc.

Vain attempt to provoke an emotional connection with their "iconic birds killed in front of their families for hours".. what a nonsensical fictitious statement - nice writing, but painting lies and promoting BS.

https://www.castanet.net/news/Vernon/33 ... goose-cull
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Was it one of the castanets " journalists" that wrote that? If so which one? I like to shoot them off an email telling them everything wrong about their story. I'm sure they're getting sick of hearing of my constant critiquing of their so-called work. But then again they wouldn't have to keep hearing from me if they would just write with some integrity and non bias
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common_sense_guy wrote:Was it one of the castanets " journalists" that wrote that? If so which one? I like to shoot them off an email telling them everything wrong about their story. I'm sure they're getting sick of hearing of my constant critiquing of their so-called work. But then again they wouldn't have to keep hearing from me if they would just write with some integrity and non bias
It says who wrote the article and who is opposing the cull. Helps to read the actual story.
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Read the story? Nobody needs to do that. Minds are already made up without getting facts. It's just common sense.
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Really?? Local governments can't figure this out??

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https://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the ... -1.5196135
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Terris wrote: Jul 18th, 2021, 8:22 am Really?? Local governments can't figure this out??
It's the federal government that didn't get the permits done in time from what I understand.
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Can't say I agree with this tactic (kill to scare) considering geese mate for life so kill two to get rid of all?
"Kill to scare" tactics target the 'dominant' social goose in the flock, to scare off the rest of the birds.

"The Canadian Wildlife Service says that a 'kill to scare' approach will not significantly reduce goose numbers. It’s clear this new proposal from Vernon lacks a basic understanding of goose behaviour and socialization," says AAC director and bird expert Barry Kent MacKay.

Earlier this year, the city applied to the federal government to conduct a goose cull, but was told there would not be time to process the application this year.

"There is no 'dominant' goose in a flock for them to target," says the alliance's Jordan Reichert. "They take turns being the leader when they fly to conserve energy, but on the ground, there is no leader to identify in their general socialization patterns. If this is the premise of the city’s kill to scare program, there is no evidence to support it."
https://www.castanet.net/news/Vernon/34 ... ail#340770
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Why? Geese provide no benefit to our society, neighborhoods, parks, and public lands except beyond some esthetic quality if they are on our quarters. Who can say.

They are lazy opportunistic creatures that proliferate because of the abundant food sources and no predators we provide for them. Many don't migrate any longer.

Seriously, you don’t think eating grass in a park is safer than wild grass on the side of the highway or in a meadow? Or that they know this? No, they are prolific and mess every park and grassy area with their excrement. No kids can roll and tumble or even walk in bare feet on the grass in parks geese "co-habitate".

Or the beach, (Kin) for what? So, a gaggle of geese can have at it? Why do you think people don’t use the parks in the first place? Gross. It’s not like there isn’t other food for them and they will find it should consistent deterrents be used. It's been shown in many prairie towns. And $400 per goose? I hope people get to eat them at least. I am sure there are many local hungry bellies who would appreciate it.
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Lived near Coldstream area beach and saw thousands of them congregating there in “off” season. The mess they left was positively filthy with their droppings and feathers.

No way would I swim there. Even the thought if it makes me itch. :-X
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Mtn Biker wrote: Aug 31st, 2021, 4:17 pm should consistent deterrents be used. It's been shown in many prairie towns.
I recommend 12 gauge pump, shot size 2,1, and BB....Winchester, Mossberg....doesn't matter.
Mtn Biker wrote: Aug 31st, 2021, 4:17 pm And $400 per goose?
What!!!??? $400? Do you guys know how much money we could make with a in town goose hunting outfitting business?
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Gimmee 400.00

I will do them all in. Everyone eats for free

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