For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Michelle Pintar
Phone: (414) 431-6104
– CALL TO ACTION ADVISORY
– Individuals residing in Milwaukee County
who want to save geese are encouraged to attend
a public meeting October 10 at the Wilson Park Senior
Center Auditorium, 2601 W. Howard Avenue in Milwaukee
at 4:30 p.m. The primary purpose of the meeting
is to discuss the 2006 Milwaukee County budget,
which includes funds allocated to slaughter geese
in Milwaukee County parks.
At the meeting,
it will take an amendment introduced to get the
goose slaughter money off the budget. The Wisconsin
Humane Society is encouraging residents to attend
the meeting and urge Milwaukee County to drop 2006
goose slaughter allocations.
that “habitat modification” – changing the landscape
features in the parks to make them less attractive
to geese – the continued use of non-toxic repellents
and the continued use of egg-addling by Parks' employees
provide the best long-term, humane solution to problems
with geese and their droppings in the parks.
a new humane device is now available called the
Goose Poop Buster. This device costs under $5,000,
is towed by a lawn tractor and sweeps up goose droppings
for easy disposal.
Wildlife Manager at the Wisconsin Humane Society
involved in implementing humane techniques for controlling
the impact of the goose population in Milwaukee,
will be available to talk with the media about this
issue and discuss humane solutions for controlling
geese. To schedule a time to talk with Scott,
please call Michelle Pintar at (414) 431-6104.
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