Friday, August 25, 2006

Get Goosed No More!

Fish & Wildlife awakened to reality!

That would be news all by itself, but there's more (and better):

Until now, geese foes have had to obtain permits from the government to kill the geese or destroy their nests and eggs, and that hasn't been easy. But the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has issued a new rule making it easier for farmers, airports, landowners and public health officials to kill the geese without permits.

The new rule went into effect earlier this month.

The new rule includes several provisions, which allow:

Airports, public health officials and landowners to destroy nests and eggs without federal permits.

Private and public airports to round up the birds for destruction without federal permits.

Local governments to round up the birds if they threaten public health by congregating at reservoirs, athletic fields, parks and public beaches.

The new rule also allows states to establish August hunting seasons for the birds. The existing hunting season is Sept. 1 to March 10.

The Fish and Wildlife Service said the rule was prompted in response to "growing impacts from overabundant populations of resident Canada geese."

Of course, some object:

John Hadidian, urban wildlife program director for The Humane Society of the United States, said the Fish and Wildlife Service is trying to bring down the resident population by 1 million birds.

"That means killing that many birds every year, for the next 10 years," Hadidian said. "That's appalling."

Depends. That's a million doses of foie gras available for non-Chicago people.

NEXT OBJECTIVE: the friggin' seagulls!!

HT: Moonbattery

1 comment:

Brother James said...

"When they came for the Canadian Geese, I did not object, because I was not a Goose.
When they came for the seagulls, I stayed silent, because I was not a gull.
When they came for us Pigeons, there was no one left to poop on.."