500 geese slaughtered despite effective alternatives

VICTORIA, June 29, 2016 /CNW/ - Some 500 Canadian geese were killed in Parksville on Sunday as part of the City's goose management strategy.

Jordan Reichert of the Animal Alliance Environment Voters Party of Canada was disgusted at the news.  "This is not a cull, it's a massacre. Across B.C. we continue to witness animals being killed in large numbers.  These mass killings are not the solution."

The geese were lured into tennis courts where they were reportedly killed humanely.  However, there was no reported public oversight to determine how the killing was done and whether the animals suffered.  

Reichert adds "We want a commitment from Parksville Council that this will not happen again.  There are effective, humane, cost effective non-lethal alternatives and we ask Council to implement those instead."

"We've worked on this issue for decades" says Liz White, leader of the Party.  "Our goose habitat modification manual identifies alternative measures to culling.  We will supply Council with the manual and urge Council to develop an alternative strategy.  No more geese need to die because they are seen as an inconvenience and therefore disposable."

SOURCE Animal Alliance Environment Voters Party of Canada

For further information: Jordan Reichert: 250-216-0562; Liz White: 416-809-4371

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