Waterfowl are disappearing across the United States in the dark cover of night, a Dark Operation that appears meant to hide the heinous act of “culling” also known as “reduction of a wild animal population by selective slaughter.”
The “contract Killers” AKA, USDA’s Wildlife Services or Animal & Plant Health Inspection Services are the hired contractors whose advertised mission is, “to provide federal leadership and expertise to resolve wildlife conflicts to allow people and wildlife to coexist.”
Arlene from Philadelphia, PA, says that “when it comes to mass killings like what happens with the geese, the sheer numbers are almost incomprehensible to the average person.”
On Monday, June 19, 2023, officials with Midwestern State University in Texas confirmed that a wildlife management plan enacted to address the “overpopulation” of Canada Geese. “Overpopulation” according to who? Reminder – USDA’s Wildlife Services is a paid contractor.
Wichita Falls, Tx-334 geese were removed from Sikes Lake at the request of MSU. The USDA’s Wildlife Services reported that the birds were removed and “humanely euthanized.” 300 geese killed in Duluth roundup, Foster City, Calif. Spring Lake, New Jersey-lethal goose roundup, and many more killings around the country are now becoming a daily headline.
Erik Allen, of the group Direct Action Everywhere says, “I was infuriated by the thought of flocks of this most loyal species being separated and many killed while survivors suffered psychological disturbance from separation anxiety, and then to know that trauma would carry into humans – both the Foster City residents experiencing the loss of their neighbors as well as those who have fought to protect geese from this cruelty in their own town.
“The geese, this is their land too, they are part of the scenery they are part of Foster City. And they don’t have to kill them.” Calling Foul on Culling Waterfowl.
Do they remember us? Nadine from Kansas says, yes, the geese know her, and she has developed a relationship with them and has a method to communicate with them.
According to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), “Geese have long memories and use familiar landmarks and the stars to navigate during their annual journeys. Geese are loyal and mate for life and are protective of their partners and offspring. Ducks and geese can feel pain and emotions just like our dogs and cats, and just like humans.” The Hidden Lives of Ducks and Geese.
The USDA’s Wildlife Services is famously known for their “roundups” or “culls” of Canadian Geese, Mute Swans, Ducks, and other waterbirds, including Egrets, Herons and Cormorants from community ponds, lakes, and waterways.
In Defense of Animals (IDA), the national organization “protects geese from “cullings,” “roundups,” and cruelty. Whenever anyone complains about goose poop in their community, the property owner will try to find a way to get rid of the geese and solve the “problem” as quickly and easily as possible, even if it is a cruel and unsound solution in the long run.”
Why are we allowing the killing of wildlife by the millions when we are the problem?
A report published by Science Daily on the Sixth Mass Extinction of global biodiversity states that, “Humans are the only species capable of manipulating the biosphere on a large scale,” Cowie emphasized. “We are not just another species evolving in the face of external influences. In contrast, we are the only species that has conscious choice regarding our future and that of Earth’s biodiversity.” Strong evidence shows Sixth Mass Extinction of global biodiversity in progress.
Why the mass killings? Because of complaints about the feces-AKA POOP? And is the poop as hazardous as the “goose haters” claim to justify killing them?
Avian expert Eva Ries says that “waterfowl like geese are not the source of the majority of bacteria like E. coli. Ries calls out officials who blame geese for bacterial overloads in our waterways when testing indicates humans are responsible for the majority of E. coli bacteria in our waterways.” The Truth About Geese.
Harvard School of Public Health Professor Dr. Timothy Ford asserts that harmful microbes in drinking water have also been wrongly attributed to geese. “There is no possibility that the Canada goose will ever be a major route of infection. To suggest otherwise is utterly ludicrous and you can quote me.”
Sahana Ramdas in her Analysis of Wildlife Management Practices in the USA and its Ecological Implications on Natural Ecosystem shared that, “their objectives are misaligned in nature, as their ‘wildlife management’ work involves killing millions of wild animals on a yearly basis, despite mounting evidence that it’s ineffective and continues to use all forms of inhumane leg traps, lethal poisons, and weapons,” she said.
Sahana Ramdas (2021) WILDLIFE CATEGORIZED as “VERMIN”: Analysis of the Wildlife Management Practices in the USA and Its Ecological Implications on Natural Ecosystems, Environmental Claims Journal, 33:3, 251-278, DOI: 10.1080/10406026.2020.1851928
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