Not liking this. There must be something else they can do.
VANCOUVER – The Capital Regional District on Vancouver Island has announced its plans for a geese cull to take place soon.
Due to the Canada geese eating farmer’s crops, it has been decided that 250 on the Saanich Peninsula will be killed by having their necks broken. The cull will take place before the end of the month. Two hundred and fifty is the maximum number that can be killed because geese are a protected species.
The BC SPCA said it is sympathetic to the overpopulation issue, but added the cull needs to be done in a humane way.
“Culling geese by breaking their necks may not meet the standard for humane euthanasia,” said Sara Dubois, manager of wildlife services for BC SPCA. “Breaking necks, or cervical dislocation, for a large, conscious, bird is just not appropriate in this case.”
Under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, if an animal…
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