Network of Coalitions to Protect Canada Geese
The C.A.S.H. Courier is pleased to dedicate space in each issue to
the Coalition to Protect Canada Geese, which is a network of individuals
and groups that work on Canada goose issues and have agreed to use the
name Coalition to Protect Canada Geese.
The search is on for grassroots groups or individuals who work on
goose issues to tie into the network of Coalitions. If anyone would like
to become part of the network of Coalitions, please send me your e-mail,
phone, fax and address to Dr. Ann Frisch, who is serving as the National
Coordinator. If you don’t have an email address, try to get one, as
e-mail has become our main way of communicating.
Our goal is to have at least one Coalition in every state, the more
localized the better, and the more, the merrier. If a Coalition is more
than 30 miles away, think of starting another one! The Network of
Coalitions is non-hierarchical and non-binding; we help member
Coalitions to be pro-active locally and at state and federal levels by
sharing information and strategy. Some of us have more experience than
others right now, so the more experienced will help the less
experienced. Soon everyone will be up to speed. Our common bond is that
we are working on Canada goose issues, and we publicly agree to call
ourselves Coalition to Protect Canada Geese.
We would like to see Coalitions sprouting up all over for the
a) In a large group, the same 3-8 people do everything. In a small
group, individuals realize that their input is needed more, so they are
more motivated to pitch in. They can’t say to themselves, “Someone else
will do that” there simply is no one else to do it! Therefore, with a
lot of small groups, the net effect is more people doing more!
b) We want maximum decentralization because we can have a much
greater effect on the lowest levels of government. The states need the
local guys to cooperate with their killing schemes. If there is no
cooperation, the states’ schemes won’t work or they will have to
fascistically impose it, which will serve to expose the truth of how
game agencies really operate.
All we ask of a group or individual who is going to become part of
the network is to agree to use the name “Coalition to Protect Canada
Geese” when writing Letters to the Editor, press releases, e-mail,
comments to the government, etc. on the issue of Canada Geese. So, for
example, if you write a letter to the editor on the topic of Canada
geese, you would sign it, “Your name, Coalition to Protect Canada
Geese.” The reason we want the name used by as many people as possible
is to be able to position ourselves as a widely spread out network with
local clout with in a national (international) network.
It’s as simple as using “Coalition to Protect Canada Geese,” and
staying in touch with Ann, the National Coordinator, so that we can get
help for you when you need it, and conversely, contact you for help when
it is needed.
As the name of the Coalition gains recognition, the politicians and
media will start to take notice. Think of it as a marketing strategy. We
are in the process of building national name recognition and with enough
energy, it should be recognizable within a year or so. Our observers
(the game agencies) will be watching the network mushroom!!
We want to standardize our image. We are asking Coalitions to please
use the beautiful Canada goose logo at the top of this page that was
designed by Gregg Feigelson, President of the original Coalition to
Protect Canada Geese (formerly the Coalition to Prevent the Destruction
of Canada Geese). We are going for IMAGE consistency. We don’t want to
look like a bunch of small groups. We will look and be stronger as the
We are in the process of having the name trademarked because later,
as we grow, we could have the other side using our name and we want to
be able to selectively deny a group or individual the use of the name.
We will be designing various items to push out the name, which can be
ordered by Coalitions for fund-raising and educational purposes. For
example, bumper stickers, banners for demos, buttons, goose protector
badges for children, and of course, pamphlets.
Ann Frisch writes the following:
Suggested reading: Wild Goose, Brother Goose by Mel Ellis. Mel worked
at Field and Stream (a pro-fishing/hunting magazine) when he wrote this
book. He was given an ultimatum – publish the book and you’ll get fired.
He got fired. The book is not in print, but is available from your local
library. We are working with his widow to get the book back into print.
She strongly supports our efforts to protect the geese. We are looking
for teachers who can write junior high or high school curriculum for
Ann Frisch can be emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 414-235-2185;
fax 414-235-2285; or snail mail 3565 Bambi Lane, Oshkosh, WI 54904-9327.