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Täby County, Sweden, Is Going To Cull Barnacle Geese Because Of Their Pooping On The Lawn

June 16, 2013
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BACKGROUND | SOURCE ANN NOVEK – WITH THE SKY AS THE CEILING AND THE HEART OUTDOORS

My county, Täby Kommun (County), is going to cull 20 Barnacle Geese ( almost all of the flock) because of their droppings in public parks.

This decision is outrageous because 14 % of all Barnacle Geese are wounded from hunting. This shows as well how humans of today are totally alienated from Nature and Wildlife. They prefer pollutions of all kinds before little droppings on the lawn by Wildlife.

We must also remember that every 8th bird is threatened by extinction and that there’s a biodiversity loss of 50 000 species each year.

WHOM TO CONTACT

Write protest letter to Game Keeper Jan Ledberg:

tabykommun@taby.se

SAMPLE LETTER

Dear Game Keeper Ledberg,

I am extremely alarmed to learn of Täby Kommun’s decision to cruelly massacre 20 Barnacle Geese. I respectfully request suspension of this violent strategy.

Please allow me to elaborate. First, killing geese does nothing to modify landscapes and waterways that attract them in the first place. I encourage officials to work with avian experts on population stabilization and site aversion.

Second, sweeping eradication does not reduce long-term growth. Killing geese artificially increases food supplies to the remaining geese, the consequence of which is increased reproduction and an ensuing greater population. In fact, studies have demonstrated that the continual cycle of seasonal eradication is responsible for a rebound, or larger gaggle populations, in subsequent years.

Third, using such barbaric strategies in such a visible location will most certainly affect visitation: agents typically enter the pond area during early morning, roughly separating goslings from parents, and then stuff the bound, panicked geese and babies into crates. Next, the geese are gassed or shot to death. In fact, although I do not currently reside in Täby Kommun, I would be unwilling to consider it, or a nearby location, for tourist purposes if this cull ensues.

Please practice compassion and integrity: let the geese live and institute responsible policies that promote respect and tolerance of wildlife, and commit to habitat/landscape modification as outlined in Friends of Animals’ Canada Goose Habitat Modification Manual (http://friendsofanimals.org/sites/default/files/Goose%20Habitat.pdf) in addition to instituting a formal clean-up plan for goose droppings.

Thank you for taking the time to consider this urgent appeal.



cull no more.
keep death
away from
our door.
here’s the scoop…
you also poop!

Karen Lyons Kalmenson


17 Comments leave one →
  1. June 16, 2013 12:46 pm

    Reblogged this on Vegan Lynx.

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  2. narhvalur permalink
    June 16, 2013 4:36 pm

    Reblogged this on Ann Novek–With the Sky as the Ceiling and the Heart Outdoors.

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  3. June 16, 2013 5:05 pm

    Reblogged this on Carinas space and commented:
    Jag har slutat förvåna mig över människor och deras tilltag…. =/

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  4. lovegan permalink
    June 17, 2013 2:00 am

    wonderful Stacey, thanks for the alert and the letter. Shared and twitted too

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  5. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    June 17, 2013 4:23 am

    cull no more.
    keep death
    away from
    our door.
    here’s the scoop…
    you also poop!

    Like

  6. June 17, 2013 6:50 am

    The pdf-format link in the sample letter leads to “Page not found” on Friends of Animals site. I managed to find it through searching their website and this link should work instead of the one above: http://friendsofanimals.org/sites/default/files/Goose%20Habitat.pdf
    For all the people who still have not sent the protest it would be nice if you could edit the sample letter, please. Action taken and shared. Thank you for providing the info on the cull.

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    • June 17, 2013 11:24 am

      I don’t know how I wrote the wrong one! Thank you so much, Wolf, I greatly appreciate your diligence. I have corrected my error in the letter and resent.

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      • June 18, 2013 4:15 am

        I’m just anal, lol. Always checking links to ensure they work before re-posting or mailing. Thank you for the article, I actually missed this although I live in Sweden and it’s a quite small country. Good to know you are out there!!

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  7. June 17, 2013 3:30 pm

    email sent thanks Stacey I also shared it in several places what the hell is wrong with people if you don’t want to live near geese then DONT buy a home near a body of frigging water as far as pooping well all I can say to that is FERTILIZER

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  8. freedomveg permalink
    June 27, 2013 6:52 am

    most importantly please you all send the letters

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