June 18, 2010
The HSUS Condemns Mount Laurel Township’s Decision to Round Up and Kill Canada Geese
In a letter sent to the Township Manager, The Humane Society of the United States condemned the just-announced decision that USDA's Wildlife Services will round up and gas 100 geese and goslings in Mount Laurel Township, N.J., within the next few weeks.
The HSUS pointed out that far better and more humane solutions exist for resolving this problem. Unfortunately, the township has failed to respond The HSUS' repeated offers to assist in the design and implementation of a humane program for solving goose conflicts.
In a letter to Township Manager Jennifer Blumenthal, Lynsey White Dasher of The HSUS wrote, "The killing of 100 geese and their goslings is not only unnecessary for resolving goose conflicts; it is also a waste of taxpayer dollars and against the wishes of the majority of residents in your community."
The HSUS once again urges Mount Laurel Township to immediately halt plans to go forward with the slaughter of geese. "The HSUS and like-minded organization GeesePeace have helped communities across the country set up effective and humane programs for resolving conflicts with geese," White Dasher said. "This win-win type of program would clean up the town's parks and beaches and restore peace within the community. It is a shame the township is turning a deaf ear to humane solutions."
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