Wildlife Watch placed an ad in a Fallsberg paper and gathered
ten people to a meeting. They promised to help Canada geese so that
hopefully the roundup and slaughter will not take place next year.
the park they said was "overrun" with geese, an angler
says: What geese? I've been fishing here for 15 years and
I never see geese!)
Wildlife Watch also lobbied and attended two town meetings with
elected officials appealing to them to use non-lethal methods of
control. Gregg Feigelson, Pres. of Coalition to Prevent the Destruction
of Canada Geese, Abby Wolf, Dwight Kearns, Pres. Of LOHV-League of
Humane Voters, and Mary, Bob and Tara Defilippo, joined us.
spill and garbage threaten waterfowl and ecosystem in Fallsberg,
yet they killed the gees for pooping in the water!)
During the second meeting, a certain golf course commissioner
literally glared down the town board when Wildlife Watch asked them
to vote to use non-lethal methods. They did not make a motion to
stop the killing. We do have hope and some indication that there
is a chance for non-lethal methods in 2001.