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We have continuously reached out to the media, asking for their help in investigating the truth behind the 2019 and 2020 killing of Denver’s geese as well as future plans for the City and County of Denver’s Canada Goose Management Program. Additionally, we have made every effort to inform the media of our actions and findings. See links to our press releases below.

CGPC calls for continued action although Denver hints at not killing Canada geese in 2021

August 10, 2020, Denver, CO – Canada Geese Protection Colorado (CGPC) acknowledges the recent “Update Summary of 2020 Goose Management Efforts” by Denver Parks and Recreation (DPR) Deputy Executive Director Scott Gilmore that “although we do not have final data from this year’s culling efforts, preliminary numbers are indicating that our population management goals have been met, and culling will not be necessary in 2021.” Mr. Gilmore’s public statements have reiterated an intention not to kill in 2021. However, he has not made a firm commitment.

City and federal agencies ignore public outcry over planned slaughter of Canada geese in Denver

July 7, 2020, Denver – CGPC anticipates that Denver Parks and Recreation and its contractor, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services Division, will, at any moment, begin the unethical round up and slaughter of up to 4,000 resident Canada geese in Colorado, process them, feed them to those suffering food insecurity, and, in doing so, fail to heed the voice of citizens and experts calling for an end to this unnecessary and cruel injustice to humans and animals alike.

Canada Geese Protection Colorado Announces 5000+ Signatures On Petition Calling for Denver Goose Cull To Be Stopped & Scott Gilmore To Be Fired

August 12, 2019, Denver – Canada Geese Protection Colorado, an activist group, today announced its petition demanding an end to extermination of geese in Denver and the firing of Scott Gilmore has more than 5,000 signatures in over a period of just 6 weeks.

Canada Geese Protection Denver Condemns Geese Slaughters in Denver Parks; Calls for Accountability from Denver City Officials

July 6, 2019, Denver – Canada Geese Protection Denver, an activist group, today condemns the recent slaughters of molting juvenile and adult geese populations in Denver’s Washington Park and City Park, and calls for an immediate halt to the slaughters.


The media has been very helpful in giving us, and therefore the geese, a voice. Please see below for links to coverage of Canada Geese Protection Colorado’s activist efforts and general news coverage of Canada goose management in Denver.

CBS4 Denver – 07/24/2020 – First Gentleman Marlon Reis says he is against geese culling that takes place in Denver.
Denver’s controversial plan to cull the population of Canada geese is moving forward after an effort by activists to stop it was blocked by a judge. Wednesday night, they’ll continue their fight at a public meeting.

ABC Denver7 – 12/04/2019 – Denver locals outraged about discussion of another geese roundup
CBS4 Denver – 7/22/2019 – Member Of Canada Geese Protection To Colorado Group Speaks To Denver City Council
Fox31 – 07/23/2019 – Animal rights group files lawsuit over culling of Denver geese.
CBS4 Denver – 07/06/2019 – Neighbors Want City To Provide Forum About Controversial Geese Mitigation Program
Global News – 07/03/2019 – Would you eat a Canada Goose?

CBS4 Denver – 06/28/2019 – Geese Culling Solution Isn’t Embraced By Everyone


Numerous individuals have written about their reasons for standing against inhumane and lethal methods of managing Canada Geese in the City and County of Denver. Here is a collection of opinions and statements from various people.

The Best Way to Live In Harmony With Canada Geese

Nicole Rivard, Friends of Animals – “…as humans continue to encroach on wildlife habitat, they need to learn how to live in harmony with the waterfowl.”

Denver Goose Kill Sparks Controversy

The Greater Park Hill News – “After the roundups, officials initially refused to provide details, including where the geese were processed or ended up. They later
identified the Denver nonprofit Metro Caring as one of the recipient organizations, but have not said where the rest of the meat
ended up.”

Mindless Cruelty for the Sake of a Tidy Park

Julie Marshall, Daily Camera – “To imagine that some of these creatures miraculously reach our state, only to be hijacked for being a nuisance to Denverites who want a poop-free walk in nature, is truly dispiriting.”

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