The non migratory species of the birds were first introduced Women Canada Goose Constable Parka Blue Singapore Factory Outlet in the 1960s as part of an effort to create hunting opportunities. With no predators and plenty of available food, their numbers have multiplied.

"For farmers I know it cannot come soon enough," said Central Saanich Mayor Ryan Windsor, on May 8. "We have to take the action that's necessary to correct the actions we took some 40 to 50 years ago."

geese by breaking their necks may not meet the standard for humane euthanasia, said Sara Dubois, BC SPCA Chief Scientific Officer. necks, or cervical dislocation, for a large, conscious, bird is just not appropriate in this case. the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, if an animal suffers unnecessary pain and suffering during a cull then that could be an offence under the act.

Farmers on Vancouver Island have beencalling for the cull, saying the geese are just out of control.

understand the frustrations of culling geese may be necessary in the case of public safety when there an airport nearby and there an extreme overpopulation damaging crops, said Dubois, this could be prevented by using programs like egg addling, egg oiling and if lethal measures are really necessary, then there should be other humane methods explored. With files from The Canadian Press

Due to the Canada geese eating farmer crops, it has been decided that 250 on the Saanich Peninsula will be killed by having their necks broken. The cull will take place before the end of the month. Two hundred and fifty is the maximum number that can be killed because geese are a protected species.

"The farmers are aware that this is a non native population and that something has to be done about taking corrective action," addedWindsor.

Dubois saidshooting a goose, when done by a trained professional with the proper gauge weapon, can be an appropriate way to kill them.

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250 Canada geese to be killed on the Saanich Peninsula

VANCOUVER The Capital Regional District on Vancouver Island has announced its plans for a geese cull to take place soon.