Saturday, 24 March 2012

Lake Canada Geese cull on Windermere is shelved

Plans for a cull of 200 Canada Geese on Windermere have been shelved.
The Windermere Geese Management Group (WGMG) said the birds had been causing environmental problems on the lake and other control measures had failed.
However, after concerns were raised by members of the public and the RSPCA, the group has now decided to put the plans on hold.
Neil Ryding, who organised a signed petition against the cull, said he was "absolutely delighted" with the news.
When the group announced the plan for the cull last month, it said it would be carried out "professionally, quickly and humanely".
However, on Monday, RSPCA chief executive Gavin Grant said there were alternative solutions and warned if the cull was not carried out lawfully it would consider prosecution.
Mr Grant said such a cull would be a "bloody stain" on Windermere.

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