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    Geese cull costs Stoke-on-Trent City Council £7,500

    wiseguy Apr 25, 2012

    1. wiseguy

      wiseguy Chataholic

      More than 1,000 geese and 4,000 eggs were destroyed by a Staffordshire council last year.
      Stoke-on-Trent City Council said Canada geese are a "problem" in the area's parks and it has a duty to its citizens to control the population.
      Stuart Willows, from Wildlife Management Services, said: "It's not getting any better and it's all about numbers - they're fighting for food."
      But animal campaigners said alternative methods should be used.
      Mr Willows, whose company is employed by the council to carry out the cull, said they use egg control and round up the birds before they are "humanely destroyed."
      'Aggressive birds'
      He said: "The numbers are bad but [culling] does have a significant effect. If we didn't destroy the eggs in particular then we would have dozens more geese.
      "Purely and simply it's pest control and it's a necessity."http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-17823493

      ive put it in here because im hoping we can talk about it

      i hate the idea of culling,has anyone got any opinions or views