The Wisconsin towns of Twin Lakes and Mondovi are about to begin brutally killing the Canada geese who live in their lakes -- including the newly hatched goslings. The cities plan to round up the geese and their babies and kill them with carbon dioxide in gas chambers. They claim this is a humane way to euthanize the animals, but in reality, the geese will face a painful and terrifying death.
Why are these cities planning to cull the geese? Simply because residents claim that they’re too noisy, eat too much grass, and produce too much feces. These innocent animals have been handed a death sentence just for being "nuisances."
Wisconsin animal advocacy group Alliance for Animals offers suggestions for ways to remove the geese without harming them, including habitat modification -- which has proven to be the most effective way of controlling goose populations. They also suggest implementing a public ban on feeding geese, and scaring them off with mechanical devices that make noise.
These humane ideas are far better long-term solutions; if the cities just kill the birds, more geese will move in to take their spots, and the problem will not be solved.
Rounding up and gassing geese is a horribly cruel and ineffective way to deal with this issue. Sign the petition to tell Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker to stop the plans to kill these innocent animals.