PROTEST CANADA GEESE MASSACRE IN DENVER, COLORADO

United Poultry Concerns <http://www.UPC-online.org>
July 8, 2020



Peaceful Canada geese – up to 4,000 – are being brutally rounded up for
slaughter again this year, according to Canada Geese Protection Colorado,
in an
alert posted July 7 by Marc Bekoff.

This nightmare is headed up by Denver Parks and Recreation’s executive
director,
Scott Gilmore. He calls it a “rodeo” and blames the geese for damaging the
environment.

Please read this clear summary of the situation by Canada Geese Protection
Colorado, and then take action:

City and Federal Agencies Ignore Public Outcry Over Slaughter of Canada
Geese
<https://upc-online.org/ducks/public_outcry_ignored_over_slaughter_of_geese_in_denver_20200707.pdf>


Excerpt from the summary:

“For the second year in a row, Denver Parks and Recreation is attempting
to
rely on killing geese as a method of addressing the perceived nuisance of
Canada geese resident in Denver parks. In 2019, without any substantive,
transparent, or meaningful public engagement or notification, and in
direct
violation of its own policies, Denver Parks and Recreation hatched and
executed a misguided, lazy plan to capture and slaughter Denver’s resident
Canada geese because they do not regard them as sentient beings with a
right
to their own existence, are too lazy to clean our parks of goose feces,
listened to an elite group calling for lethal population control, and were
impatient, looking for a quick fix to a problem they created. Numerous
humane
alternatives to control the population and impact of Canada geese exist,
such
as habitat modification, hazing, egg oiling, public education, cleaning,
and
more.”


Cognitive ethologist and Colorado resident Dr. Marc Bekoff writes:

“This is not euthanasia, or mercy-killing, as they often claim to sanitize
what they’re doing, but outright slaughter/murder. Geese are highly
sentient
and emotional beings who can mate for life. This slaughter is a bloodbath
– an
act of pure, shameful, unnecessary cruelty.”


*What Can I Do?*

Please call and/or write to Scott Gilmore, executive director of Denver
Parks
and Recreation. Politely urge the employment of peaceful, compassionate
alternatives to the brutal killing of these innocent birds.

Email: scott.gilmore@denvergov.org
Phone: 720-837-0489
Mobile: 720-913-0685

Read: Karen’s letter to Scott Gilmore
<https://upc-online.org/ducks/200708_letter_to_scott_gilmore_regarding_geese_trap_and_kill.html>

For more about geese, see:

– The Healing Power of Geese and Other Animals
<https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/animal-emotions/201906/the-healing-power-geese-and-other-animals>

– Killing Denver’s Sentient Geese is Flawed in Many Ways
<https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/animal-emotions/201907/killing-denvers-sentient-geese-is-flawed-in-many-ways>

– Dogs, Geese, Speciesism, and Compassionate Conservation
<https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/animal-emotions/201907/dogs-geese-speciesism-and-compassionate-conservation

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