Dr. Marc Bekoff writes "Killing simply doesn't work, and even if it did, it's ethically indefensible. It's nothing more than a fast, temporary, and violent solution that violates codes of decency, respect, and compassion."
First Gentleman Marlon Reis calls for a "forward-thinking approach to urban wildlife management" and shares that wildlife biologists say Denver Parks and Recreation's "year-to-year culling of urban wildlife is costly to taxpayers, scientifically ineffective as a long-term solution, and woefully inhumane."
In the pre-dawn hours of Friday, July 10, 2020, Denver Parks and Recreation and the USDA Wildlife Services herded Denver's Canada geese out of the water, corralled them tightly in fences, picked them up by their necks and wings, stuffed them into crates, and trucked them off to be slaughtered. Canada Geese Protection Colorado members and members of the public bore witness to this unnecessary act this morning at Garland Park.
Early this morning, a Denver citizen was intimidated and unlawfully prevented from observing the round-up of Canada geese which occurred July 9, 2020 in Garfield Park. She writes, "They had two cops parked in a parking lot on Mississippi next to one another facing opposite ways. One of them aggressively whipped out of the parking lot right when they saw us and sped up then got right behind us. Clearly trying to intimidate us from going to the park..."
On July 8, 2020, in the quiet early morning hours at sunrise along the peaceful banks of Sloan's Lake, Eve Ruiz Ulloa witnessed Denver's hired contractors - USDA APHIS Wildlife Services - round up Canada geese at Sloan's Lake.
DENVER _ Canada Geese Protection Colorado (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.
At the May, 2020 Denver Parks and Recreation Advisory Board Meeting, Vicki Vargas-Madrid, Wildlife Program Administrator presented an update on the city's Resident Canada Goose Damage Management program. You can review the slides here: https://www.denvergov.org/content/dam/denvergov/Portals/747/documents/PRAB/2020/CanadaGooseDmgMngmntUpdt_PRAB-May2020.pdf or download the PDF below.…
Denver’s resident Canada geese have molted, are currently unable to fly, and are likely to be captured and killed over the next few weeks. CONTACT YOUR CITY REPRESENTATIVES NOWTO HELP PREVENT THIS SLAUGHTER. At Denver’s recent Sustainability and Resiliency Committee, Vicki…