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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.
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.
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.
CGPC IN THE NEWS
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.
OPINIONS AND STATEMENTS
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.
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.”
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
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.”