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  • Geese Police patrol National Mall on four legs

    05/17/2015 8:37:24 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 53 replies
    bignewsnetwork ^ | 15th May, 2015
    WASHINGTON -- U.S. National Park Service officials fed up with goose droppings on the National Mall in Washington are calling for backup -- the four-legged enforcers known as the Geese Police. Parks officials announced Thursday the Geese Police -- who are not actual police but rather a group of border collies trained to ward off trespassing water fowl -- will be patrolling the National Mall to keep the geese from befouling National Mall landmarks including the Lincoln Memorial. The officials said just one goose can leave behind 2-3 pounds of feces in a single day and the unwanted excrement can...
  • Dozens Gather For Memorial Service For 144 Geese Euthanized By County

    07/07/2013 8:53:32 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 36 replies
    CBS Charlotte ^ | 07-07-2013
    Dozens of people have gathered in a Gaston County park for a memorial service for 144 Canadian geese that were euthanized by county workers worried they had become a health hazard.
  • Big Billy Kinder Outdoors 9/15/12

    09/15/2012 4:23:09 AM PDT · by mylife · 13 replies
    Big Billy Kinder Outdoors ^ | 9/15/12 | Billy Kinder
    Big Billy Kinder Outdoors is ON THE AIR, Saturdays, 5:00am to 6:00am on WBAP, our Flagship station, AND...a Growing NETWORK OF STATIONS! Grab your coffee and join Big Billy Kinder at 5:00am Saturday mornings! We invite you to come into the camp-house for an hour of outdoor talk that will get your weekend going. Weekly, you will enjoy Big Billy and other Pro Staff, WFAA, Chief Meteorologist Pete Delkus, and Dallas Morning News, Columnist, Ray Sasser PLUS invited special celebrity guests. See you in the camp THIS Saturday!
  • Madison Lefties Say Democracy Died With the Geese

    07/12/2011 6:45:38 PM PDT · by bigbob · 28 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 7-12-11 | Tim Graham
    Somehow, liberal Mayor Paul Soglin of Madison, Wisconsin is still too conservative for some. The Capital Times reports there will be a protest (or a "memorial service for fallen fowl") tomorrow to denounce the city's unannounced Canada goose roundup. Leftist animal advocates said democracy died with the geese: "This is a chance for us to get together and mourn the loss to the community not only of the geese, but of the democratic process. We want to know the mayor and the Parks Commission know that we're not going to go away," says Kathie Free of Madison, an organizer of...
  • Geese to feed homeless (Common sense ideas at work)

    06/16/2011 8:37:56 AM PDT · by NowApproachingMidnight · 76 replies
    NBC ^ | 6/15/11 | Ap
    New York City plans to send geese captured around its airports to a Pennsylvania slaughterhouse and then distribute them to food banks there.
  • Major, Bizarre Fish Die-Off Along Lakefront

    01/11/2011 7:17:59 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    CBS Chicago ^ | January 11, 2011 | STMW
    CHICAGO (STMW) – A bizarre scene is evolving on the Chicago lakefront, with Canada geese and mallard ducks gulping down dead or dying gizzard shad. A major die-off of what appears to be the 2010 class is happening in Chicago harbors. Thousands, perhaps far more than that, of dead gizzard shad in the 3- to 5-inch range are frozen in the ice of Chicago harbors or floating around in open patches of water. “Gizzard shad are pretty sensitive,’’ Lake Michigan Program biologist Dan Makauskas said. “On the toughness scale, the herrings are pretty soft.’’ Gizzard shad, members of the herring...
  • Prayers, Tears, Anger at Bend Goose Memorial

    07/12/2010 1:50:52 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 19 replies
    KTVZ ^ | July 8, 2010 | Shanna Mendiola
    BEND, Ore. -- It was a time of mourning for a few dozen people who gathered at Bend's Drake Park Thursday evening for a memorial to honor 109 Canada geese that were euthanized last week. Those in attendance expressed their feelings, observed a moment of silence for their surviving companions and families, and discussed ideas of how to prevent this from happening again. Organizers arranged the memorial event with the intention of "bonding together to promote proven methods of non-lethal methods of goose control."
  • Outcry over program of euthanizing Canada geese

    07/04/2010 4:46:21 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 87 replies · 1+ views
    New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | Saturday, Jul. 3, 2010 | PAULA TRACY
    BRADFORD – Readers at expressed outrage yesterday that the federal government had rounded up and euthanized 21 Canada geese on Lake Todd on June 23, in a response to at least two property owners' concerns. For seven years, the geese -- considered the largest, most common water birds -- have been fouling lawns and beaches along the 50-acre pond, which straddles the Bradford and Newbury town line. Federal officials said two property owners paid for the round up, gassing and killing of the now-flightless geese and their goslings. Their bodies were frozen and will be chopped up and fed...
  • Drivers avoid geese falling from the sky

    03/08/2009 7:17:18 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies · 1,395+ views
    The Centre Daily Times ^ | March 8, 2009 | Mark Nale
    BALD EAGLE — Last Friday morning, many commuters on their way to State College observed a strange event. During the thundershower on Feb. 27, some unseen force knocked a flock of Canada geese from the air near the Bald Eagle exit of Interstate 99 in Blair County. Richard Bishop of Tyrone witnessed the last few geese fall. “I was just coming under the underpass after exiting from I-99,” Bishop said. “We were on our way to Ohio when I saw this blur of something dropping from the sky. When we got closer, there were dead geese all over the road...
  • Overabundance leads to hunting of snow geese

    02/14/2009 4:42:47 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 44 replies · 1,811+ views
    benningtonbanner. ^ | Saturday, February 14
    Vermont waterfowl hunters will get an opportunity to hunt snow geese next month as part of an effort to reduce the population of birds.A special "conservation order" was issued by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to allow the season, which will run from March 11 through April 15 in Vermont.Similar seasons have been authorized in five other states.
  • Activists: Geese droppings pollute (You won't believe how the enviros want to control them)

    01/28/2009 8:24:51 AM PST · by raybbr · 55 replies · 1,925+ views
    The HourOnline ^ | 01/25/2009 | JILL BODACH
    If you've ever inadvertently stepped in geese droppings, you might want to keep reading. Connecticut, in particular lower Fairfield County, has an overpopulation of non-migratory Canada geese, producing an overpopulation of droppings -- nearly one-and-a-half to two pounds per day, per bird. More than just a hindrance, the geese droppings negatively impact the environment, environmental activists say. "We have some water quality concerns, particularly in the Norwalk River, which has a documented excess of indicator bacteria in its waters," said Alexis Cherichetti, senior environmental officer for the City of Norwalk. Dick Harris, principal investigator on a water quality report conducted...
  • So Here's a Plane Flying Low Along the Hudson . . .

    01/15/2009 3:37:59 PM PST · by ml/nj · 56 replies · 2,660+ views
    There is a lot of discussion tonight about the plane that made an emergency landing in the Hudson River, but so far I haven't heard anyone talk about the fact that it essentially took the same route it would have if it had intended to crash into the Empire State Building. Anyone have any thoughts about this? ML/NJ
  • NJ approves special hunt for snow geese

    01/09/2009 6:06:06 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 21 replies · 1,369+ views
    The state Fish and Wildlife Division will allow hunters to kill an unlimited number of the birds from March 11 to April 18. Officials say they hope the hunt will curb the growing population. Officials blame snow geese for damaging farm fields and nesting areas for shore birds. Snow-goose hunting was stopped in the eastern part of the United States in 1916 due to low population. Hunting was allowed again in 1975 when the population increased.
  • WhenWeAreQueen--More Rules

    09/21/2008 2:02:52 PM PDT · by pharmamom · 10 replies · 157+ views
    WhenWeAreQueen ^ | September 21, 2008 | pharmamom
    Some rules that are bound to offend SOMEONE: One may run over Canada geese at will. In fact, one may run up over the curb onto the grass in order to mow them down. Mallards with little babies in tow--No. One may come up right behind pedestrians wandering slowly and diagonally across one’s lane of traffic and blare one’s horn loudly and for a considerable length of time. If one is Queen, one may also use the time-rewinder to run them over, then reverse time and go on as though nothing has happened. No one may have a late-term abortion...
  • Ms Goose Reports: The Mammal Menace !

    10/23/2007 8:14:23 AM PDT · by genefromjersey · 41+ views
    Finneran Lane ^ | 10/23/07 | vanity
    Note: This is strictly for FUN. Ms Goose came fluttering in this morning with an exclusive report on " The Mammal Menace"... No animals were injured during this production-although some complained about the surreal quality of this story.
  • 'Goose Whisperer' bonds with park birds

    07/18/2007 4:00:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 6 replies · 168+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/18/07 | Toby Sterling - ap
    DELFT, Netherlands - A gaggle of geese runs riot in the Hof van Delft Park. They honk, they hiss, they harass and — it's hard not to notice — they scatter droppings everywhere. Soon, a lanky young man comes to impose order on the chaos. Whistling softly and murmuring "tut-tut-tut," he strides straight toward the center of the flock — a place few would dare to tread, especially wearing clean shoes. They call him "The Goose Whisperer," and he has a job to do. Martin Hof has become a minor celebrity here, in part for his ability to communicate with...
  • A wild goose chase ends in death for 272 birds

    07/18/2007 12:54:28 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 8 replies · 486+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | July 18, 2007 | Linda Wilson Fuoco
    Allegheny County and federal officials last weekend rounded up and killed 272 of the Canada geese that live and breed in North Park where they enchant some picnic-goers and outrage others, largely because they produce a lot of droppings. Workers in North Park clean up about 400 pounds of goose feces every day, said county Parks Director Andy Baechle. Officials have counted 550 and 700 geese in two separate census efforts, Mr. Baechle said. But many people and some groups like the geese and have lobbied for their right to live in the park. "We are outraged over the killing...
  • Geese get revenge: pate may cause rare disease

    06/19/2007 7:06:03 AM PDT · by Renfield · 24 replies · 695+ views ^ | 6/19/07
    Geese force-fed and then slaughtered for their livers may get their final revenge on people who favour the delicacy known as foie gras: It may transmit a little-known disease known as amyloidosis, researchers reported. Tests on mice suggest the liver, popular in French cuisine which uses it to make pate de foie gras and other dishes, may cause the condition in animals that have a genetic susceptibility to such diseases, Alan Solomon of the University of Tennessee and colleagues reported. That would suggest that amyloidosis can be transmitted via food in a way akin to brain diseases such as creutzfeldt-jakob...
  • Female ducks fight back against 'raping' males[Evolved complex genitalia]

    05/02/2007 11:18:18 PM PDT · by BGHater · 26 replies · 1,341+ views
    News Scientist ^ | 01 May 2007 | Andy Coghlan
    Some female ducks and geese have evolved complex genitalia to thwart unwelcome mating attempts, according to a new study. Males of some species, such as mallard, have a notorious habit of "raping" females. They and other wildfowl are among the 3% of bird species whose males have phalluses big enough to insert into the vaginas of females, whether or not the female consents. Now, in the most detailed analysis yet of duck and goose vaginas, researchers have established that females of these species have evolved vaginal features to thwart unwelcome males. Tim Birkhead at the University of Sheffield in the...
  • Over 1,000 mallard ducks die in Idaho

    12/14/2006 6:42:46 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 28 replies · 880+ views
    AP ^ | 12/14/06 | JESSE HARLAN ALDERMAN
    Over 1,000 mallard ducks die in Idaho By JESSE HARLAN ALDERMAN, Associated Press Writer Wed Dec 13, 7:37 PM ET BOISE, Idaho - More than 1,000 mallard ducks have died along a single creek in southern Idaho, and officials on Wednesday tested tissue samples to find out why. ADVERTISEMENT The symptoms — lesions in the lungs and hemorrhaging in the heart wall — likely point to a bacterial infection, not avian flu, said Dave Parrish, regional supervisor for the Idaho Department of Fish and Game. State wildlife biologists and U.S. Department of Homeland Security investigators were not ruling out any...
  • (Vanity) Why Business is for the Birds, or, All Flocked Up Part II

    10/22/2006 8:08:39 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 3 replies · 760+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 10-22-2006 | grey_whiskers
    In my previous article, I pointed out that it is sometimes worth it to allow cost inefficiencies, in order to be sure of reaching the largest customer base. (Other times, of course, inattention to cost can be disastrous—remember those $600 ashtrays procured by the US military during the Cold War?) The tug-of-war between efficiency and time is a continuous balancing act. By looking more closely at the balancing act, and making analogies, I think it is also possible to gain insights into overall strategy. Have you ever watched a flock of geese heading South for the winter? If you have,...
  • (Vanity) Why Business is For the Birds, or, All Flocked Up Part I

    10/22/2006 8:06:26 AM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 4 replies · 835+ views
    grey_whiskers ^ | 10-22-2006 | grey_whiskers
    Some time ago, at work, I found myself assigned to a clerical task, which was beneath both my education level and my pay grade. Now, since I was a contractor, and paid by the hour, I did not complain about being instructed to do this—both because I wanted to remain on good terms with my employer, and because I thought “Hey, you know, getting paid [my wage] to do this is kind of cool. It makes up for all the salaried jobs where I worked until midnight on a project, only to have it postponed the next day.” Nonetheless, the...
  • Geese Blamed for Lake Tahoe Pollution

    06/14/2006 1:13:56 PM PDT · by decimon · 56 replies · 1,015+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 14, 2006 | Unknown
    SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. - Officials are looking to capture some of Lake Tahoe's biggest polluters: Canada geese. A sewage spill at the lake last summer "is nothing compared to what's happening with these geese," said Jack Spencer, a federal Department of Agriculture wildlife biologist. Spencer said the bottom of Lake Tahoe is covered by up to two inches of goose feces in some areas. A 10-pound Canada goose can produce four pounds of nitrate- and phosphate-rich feces every day it waddles across the beaches, lawns and golf courses of Tahoe. The birds find refuge on Tahoe, one of the...
  • Man shoots goose. Will the judge cook his?

    03/15/2006 12:10:48 PM PST · by RushCrush · 142 replies · 2,390+ views
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | 3/15/2006 | Ted Gregory
    Like a lot of homeowners, Larry Tomko has grown weary of geese. He's tired of scraping poop from his driveway with a snow shovel. He's fed up with boorish geese gobbling millet he leaves for chickadees. He feels overrun when dozens of the feathery transients loll in the pond a few steps from his yard. When his frustration brims, Tomko has run out his front door waving his arms and shouting at the geese. Sometimes he launches bottle rockets at them. About 10 years ago, he started firing pellets from an old air rifle at the geese. They would squawk...
  • Man's Goose May Be Cooked in Bird Stomping

    05/10/2005 8:22:09 AM PDT · by Jimmyclyde · 76 replies · 2,180+ views
    Man's Goose May Be Cooked in Bird Stomping Mon May 9, 9:48 PM ET A Rhode Island man charged with stomping to death a Canada goose and five goslings said he did it because he felt threatened by the birds. John A. Sanders, 33, pleaded innocent at his arraignment Monday in Attleboro District Court on charges of animal cruelty and disorderly conduct. The industrial engineer from North Kingstown, R.I., was working at a Texas Instruments plant in Attleboro on Saturday. According to the police report, he was walking on the campus when an adult goose hissed at Sanders, who slipped...
  • New drug produces chick-free eggs in Canada geese (Why not hunt? Oregon wastes tax-payer $$)

    01/12/2006 5:54:35 PM PST · by proud_yank · 50 replies · 594+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | January 05, 2006 | Bill Monroe
    Birth control for Canada geese is a reality. A Midwest company's drug-laced goose food, tested in Oregon in spring 2004, has been approved and may be coming soon to a park near you. It's called OvoControl G, developed by Innolytics LLC for distribution to licensed applicators -- local governments, school districts or golf course superintendents already licensed to use chemicals. OvoControl contains nicarbazin, a drug that prevents chicks from forming inside the egg. Its makers say it's safe for geese to eat in formulated pellets, designed to be distributed from feeders put out at the outset of the goose nesting...
  • 1,300-1,500 Geese Die at Bald Knob NWR, Arkansas -- Avian Cholera is Suspected Cause

    01/12/2006 5:16:15 PM PST · by girlangler · 39 replies · 695+ views
    1,300-1,500 Geese Die at Bald Knob National Wildlife Refuge, Arkansas -- Avian Cholera is Suspected Cause FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 11, 2006 Contacts: Tom MacKenzie, 404-679-7291 Dennis Widner, 870-347-2614 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials announced today that 1,300-1,500 snow geese and Ross’ geese have died in a suspected avian cholera outbreak at Bald Knob National Wildlife Refuge. Refuge biologists discovered sick and dead birds on Monday, Jan 9, 2006 at the remote refuge 60 miles northeast of Little Rock, Ark. Dennis Widner, Project Leader for the refuge complex that includes Bald Knob National Wildlife Refuge, immediately contacted the U.S....
  • Request for Help - Getting the Flock Out of Here

    01/07/2006 7:03:52 AM PST · by blau993 · 87 replies · 1,190+ views
    Vanity | 1/7/06 | blau993
    I need some advice, and this group may be able to help. A flock of geese (Canada) has landed on the water next to our house and has apparently decided that water and my lawn are where they would like to winter over. We had this happen a few years ago, and they tore the daylights out of my lawn and left enough "fertilizer" to last a lifetime. My two labs are pretty good at dispersing them (the younger is nicknamed "Goosechaser"), but this bunch is persistent and keeps coming back. I am thinking of taking it to the next...
  • A Little Goose Poop: "Operation Mother Goose"

    07/19/2005 9:20:50 AM PDT · by HolgerDansk · 3 replies · 341+ views
    The Seattle Times ^ | July 17, 2005 | David B. Williams
    [...] Operation Mother Goose began on April 11, 1968, 17 miles up the Columbia from the nearly complete dam. Early in the morning, about 25 men from the state Department of Game and the U.S. Bureau of Sport Fisheries and Wildlife gathered at a small island, then spread out in powerboats to collect eggs from nests on 25 to 30 islands in the 70 miles of river that would be flooded less than a week later. [...] BY THE END of the 1990s, the urban goose population had reached critical proportions. Beaches were closed because of too much goose poop,...
  • (WI) Prof Seeks Park Poop Fix (Canada Geese)

    06/08/2005 6:21:09 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 5 replies · 497+ views ^ | June 8, 2005 | Rob Zaleski
    (Habitat change may worry geese) This probably isn't the most comforting news for all the sun-worshipers who lie out at Vilas Park. Or for soccer enthusiasts who use the field just east of the Vilas tennis courts. But Edgewood College Professor Jim Lorman and some of his biology students have just completed a three-year study of the ever-growing Canada geese population that frequents the area. And even Lorman was shocked by the findings: the fact, for instance, that the geese have deposited some 600 pounds of doo-doo per acre in grassy areas of the park. "Yeah, that's a lot of...
  • Man Arrested For Stomping Geese

    05/10/2005 1:58:10 PM PDT · by kingattax · 57 replies · 1,745+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 9, 2005
    ATTLEBORO, Mass. (AP) A man who allegedly stomped a Canada goose and its five goslings to death in Massachusetts this weekend is in court Monday on animal cruelty charges. John Sanders says he’s “heartbroken” over the incident. He tells The Boston Globe he felt threatened because the geese were acting aggressively and moving toward him, hissing and beating their wings. Police say Sanders, an industrial engineer from Rhode Island, slipped and fell in mud after an adult goose hissed at him. According to the police report, Sanders got up angry and went into a rampage, chasing and kicking the geese....
  • Greenwich wants to make its geese deceased

    04/29/2005 2:15:16 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 11 replies · 378+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | April 28, 2005 | AP Wire
    GREENWICH -- Town officials have applied to the state for a permit to kill the Canada Geese that have been soiling parks and golf courses in this upscale New York suburb. Greenwich officials say the geese overgraze in the parks and defecate on turf, lawns, fairways and greens, "causing severe damage" and making them ugly. Nesting geese are aggressive with park visitors and discourage other species from appearing, according to the town's application. Flocks crossing roads create traffic hazards, and their droppings contaminate swimming areas, officials say. If approved by the state, the roundup and killing of an estimated 200...
  • CA: Hungry geese a peck of trouble for Humboldt Bay ranchers

    04/24/2005 8:44:16 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 26 replies · 550+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 4/24/05 | AP - Eureka
    EUREKA, Calif. (AP) - Honk if you're glad the geese are gone. Humboldt Bay ranchers are overjoyed that hungry hordes of the messy fowl are finally on their way north to nest. Ravenous Aleutian cackling geese have been eating up their pasture. The Aleutian geese, once an endangered species, now number at least 60,000 and many like to feast on the sweet spring grasses of the Humboldt Bay bottomlands. They'll nest in the wind-chilled Aleutian Islands - then eventually head back to the land of the worried ranchers to fortify themselves again. A survey last month found 10,000 of the...
  • Farmington Hills parks worker charged in shooting of goose

    04/21/2005 10:49:40 AM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 13 replies · 721+ views
    ap ^ | 4-21-05
    Farmington Hills parks worker charged in shooting of goose 4/21/2005, 6:17 a.m. ET The Associated Press FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (AP) — A municipal parks and recreation employee has been charged with animal abuse on accusations that he shot and killed a Canada goose on a golf course after the aggressive bird harassed him. Michael S. Orzechowski, 51, of Livonia was charged in Farmington 47th District Court with killing or torture of an animal, a felony punishable by up to four years in prison, and careless discharge of a firearm, a misdemeanor punishable by up to 93 days in jail. Authorities...
  • Hissing Canada Goose Greets Iowa Shoppers

    04/11/2005 2:10:01 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 16 replies · 498+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Mon, Apr 11, 2005
    Customers of a south side print shop beware of the hissing goose. For the second year in a row, a Canada goose has made the front door area of Artcraft Inc., her home. Mother Goose, as she's called, greets customers by hissing at them. Last year, she hatched a gosling just a few feet from the front door. She has already made a nest this year. "I had one customer call from a cell phone and ask if she would bite," said Judi Williams, the company's office manager. "She hisses, but she doesn't bite. Otherwise, everybody thinks she's pretty cool."...
  • "Wimp" CARTOON... John Kerry's goose hunting photo op falls short of the mark

    10/24/2004 11:40:57 AM PDT · by IPWGOP · 28 replies · 2,526+ views ^ | 10/24/2004 | IPWGOP
    John Kerry's 'tough guy' photo op hunting geese falls short of the mark This is an email-able, copyright-ready graphic you can use in emails, on blogs, in flyers, on posters... anything that's noncommercial.
  • Swift Geese for Truth

    10/24/2004 12:09:04 AM PDT · by RogerRabbit · 44 replies · 3,756+ views
    Click here for video This is a slayer
  • Cooking His Own Goose (Maureen Dowd hit piece on sKerry!)

    10/23/2004 8:48:17 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 112 replies · 3,967+ views
    New York Times ^ | 10/24/04 | Maureen Dowd
    In yet another attempt to prove to George W. Bush that he is man enough to run this country, John Kerry made an animal sacrifice to the political gods in a cornfield in eastern Ohio last week. Four dead geese are not too high a price to pay for a few rural, blue-collar votes in a swing state. As long as Mr. Kerry doesn't slip and ask Teresa to purée the carcasses into foie gras. Tromping about in a camouflage costume and toting a 12-gauge double-barreled shotgun that shrieked "I am not a merlot-loving, brie-eating, chatelaine-marrying dilettante," the Democratic nominee...
  • Future presidential animal killer? [PETA : KERRY THE ANIMAL KILLER!]

    10/22/2004 11:30:12 AM PDT · by UlsterDavy · 25 replies · 970+ views
    10-22-2004 | ulsterDavy
    Future presidential animal killer? [PETA : KERRY THE ANIMAL KILLER!] N/A | 10-22-2004 | UlsterDavy Posted on 10/22/2004 2:13:32 PM EDT by UlsterDavy To: Subject: Future presidential animal killer? I want to know if PETA plans to issue a statement denouncing John Kerry's slaughter of the geese that is being paraded all over the news and internet like some kind of great heroic event? I think it is hideous. ============================================= RESPONSE: Thank you for contacting PETA about political candidates who engage in blood sports. Please understand that PETA certainly opposes any activity which causes intentional harm to animals, including...
  • Future presidential animal killer? [PETA : KERRY THE ANIMAL KILLER!]

    10/22/2004 11:13:32 AM PDT · by UlsterDavy · 7 replies · 570+ views
    N/A | 10-22-2004 | UlsterDavy
    To: Subject: Future presidential animal killer? I want to know if PETA plans to issue a statement denouncing John Kerry's slaughter of the geese that is being paraded all over the news and internet like some kind of great heroic event? I think it is hideous. ============================================= RESPONSE: Thank you for contacting PETA about political candidates who engage in blood sports. Please understand that PETA certainly opposes any activity which causes intentional harm to animals, including hunting and fishing. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, educational organization, PETA is prohibited from participating in any political campaigns or endorsing a particular candidate...

    10/21/2004 4:36:14 PM PDT · by MattGarrett · 70 replies · 1,648+ views
    Hugh Hewitt nailed Kerry on the Geese photo op by declaring ... We are asking Americans to think about that because how do you ask a goose to be the last goose to die ... How do you ask a goose to be the last goose to die for a mistake? TEE HEE
  • PETA opposes geese removal

    04/16/2004 7:38:05 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 46 replies · 359+ views
    Daily Local (Exton, Pa) ^ | 04/15/2004 | DAVID BERNARD
    DOWNINGTOWN -- A national animal rights organization has objected to the borough’s plan to kill hundreds of the Canada geese that populate the borough’s parks, ponds and wetlands. In a letter faxed to the borough’s administrative offices Wednesday, a representative of the Norfolk, Va.-based People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals urged officials to consider nonlethal methods for thinning the resident flocks. "On behalf of our Pennsylvania members, we are writing to ask that you please immediately reconsider your plans to kill the geese," wrote Stephanie Boyles, a wildlife biologist for the group, "and, instead, accept our offer to assist...
  • Usda Begins Field Trial For Resident Canada Geese Populations

    03/13/2004 9:30:12 PM PST · by chance33_98 · 11 replies · 145+ views
    USDA BEGINS FIELD TRIAL FOR RESIDENT CANADA GEESE POPULATIONS FORT COLLINS, Colo., March 1, 2004--The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service's National Wildlife Research Center today announced that it will begin field trials of a new product designed to humanely reduce resident Canada goose populations in the northwest United States. The new technology, produced in collaboration with scientists at Innolytics, LLC, reduces nonmigratory or resident Canada goose populations by decreasing hatchling numbers. APHIS will conduct these trials by providing a treated bait to geese to prevent eggs from hatching. The baiting method and bait design...
  • Canine keeps birds (Geese) at bay - Grosse Pointe Farms

    10/15/2003 7:46:35 AM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 25 replies · 232+ views
    AP ^ | 10-15-03
    Canine keeps birds at bay The Associated Press 10/15/2003, 7:37 a.m. ET GROSSE POINTE FARMS, Mich. (AP) — Officials have hired a new employee entrusted with the task of keeping a city park free of geese and the droppings they leave behind. After other attempts to rid Pier Park of the birds failed, city officials purchased a 2-year-old Border collie named Kate, specially trained to chase away geese. "We now have our park back," Assistant City Manager Shane Reeside told the Detroit Free Press for a story Wednesday. The black and white canine cost the city $3,500, and included training...
  • Hunters, suburbanites take on unflappable bird (Canada Goose)

    09/08/2003 10:35:12 AM PDT · by Dan from Michigan · 63 replies · 596+ views
    Detroit News ^ | 9-8-03 | Francis X Donnelly
    <p>SOUTHFIELD -- Everyone knows that Canadians are a polite, honest people who wouldn't dream of imposing on their neighbors to the south.</p> <p>But have you met their geese?</p> <p>The Canada goose, or, as some locals call them, flying rats, swarm Michigan's fields and streams with no intention of leaving. Ever.</p>
  • County to round up and gas Canada geese

    07/08/2003 6:10:58 PM PDT · by Coleus · 76 replies · 901+ views
    The Newark Star Ledger ^ | 06.29.03 | ROBERT E. MISSECK
    <p>Thousands of resident Canada geese that have been fouling Union County's public parks and golf courses with their unhealthy and unsightly droppings will be destroyed this week, officials said.</p> <p>The county is moving into this drastic stage of its geese management efforts only after years of "exhaustive" alternative methods of controlling the burgeoning population of the nonmigratory birds failed, said Charles Sigmund, the county's parks and recreation director.</p>
  • City officials on a wild goose chase, literally

    04/22/2003 10:53:36 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 8 replies · 241+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | Tuesday, April 22, 2003 | Kellie B. Gormly
    <p>"They'll start looking for handouts," said Matt Marcinek, assistant regional manager for region two of Pennsylvania State Parks. "They have a natural fear, but become less afraid if you feed them."</p> <p>The birds can become especially volatile during the mating season, when simply walking by an unknown nest can trigger a wild goose chase from a protective daddy goose. The birds' squawk is not worse than their bite: Geese beaks are strong and can damage the skin, he said.</p>
  • Duck hunters urged to remember West Nile virus

    09/26/2002 4:31:27 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 286+ views
    Echo Press ^ | 9/27/02 | Joe Albert
    As the waterfowl season continues to roll out with Saturday’s duck opener, hunters have more to worry about than filling a limit; that much is certain.The extent to which hunters should worry about West Nile virus, a mosquito-borne illness, is less clear."I can say that we don’t know," said Emi Saito, West Nile surveillance coordinator at the National Wildlife Health Center (NWHC) in Madison, Wisconsin. "But the risk to them isn’t all that great."West Nile virus causes flu-like symptoms in mild cases. At its worst, it can cause inflammation of the brain. People over 50 have the highest risk of...
  • Unwanted Canada geese gassed in gaggles

    07/01/2002 7:14:57 PM PDT · by aculeus · 18 replies · 680+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | July 1, 2002 | ERIN ANDERSSEN
    Ottawa — As neighbours go, they can be downright un-Canadian — honking rudely at strangers, huffing about having to share space, thoughtlessly leaving their crap lying around. Good looks only get you so far when you're a goose, and in the United States, the locals have had it with the boorish habits of the white-cheeked species that bears the name of their neighbour to the north. From New York to Seattle, they're debating a lethal eviction of unprecedented proportion; in some cities, the gas chambers have already dispatched unlucky gaggles, sometimes even serving the birds up at soup kitchens. The...
  • [WA] Protests against killing of geese turn violent

    06/23/2002 5:23:51 AM PDT · by brityank · 13 replies · 309+ views
    Protests against killing of geese turn violent Saturday, June 22, 2002By HECTOR CASTROSEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER REPORTER   The clash between federal wildlife agents gathering geese to euthanize and demonstrators opposed to the practice became violent this week.King County sheriff's deputies Thursday arrested a 55-year-old Seattle man for investigation of assault after he allegedly caused a collision with a U.S. Department of Agriculture truck."He was basically trying to cause an accident and finally did," said Mike Linnell, assistant state director for the USDA.The incident happened about 7:30 a.m. Thursday in the 11500 block of Rainier Avenue South, sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Greg...