Goose cull is fine with me

The term is wildlife management, not human management

The guardians of the Mid-Island Estuaries Society seems like many other narrow-minded groups that focus on a minor environmental issues such as that caused by dumb Canada Geese, and turn a blind eye on the major environmental havoc wreaked by their own species.

Many types of vegetation around the world have been stripped by many species over eons. It is the natural cycle of life on this planet. Nature restores itself over time.  What nature has the most trouble restoring is the devastation caused by the human species.

These so-called environmental groups come up with such catchy terms such as eco-systems, old-growth, native species, invasive species, etc.  I’m pretty sure the homes they live in, the roads they drive on, and the businesses they frequent have been built over many ecosystems, and I am sure they have removed native species from their gardens and replaced them with alien species. They actually believe that the grass lawns they plant are less invasive than Scotch broom.

The bottom line is, we do not do anything about human population growth and the environmental consequences of that growth, because it is necessary for economic growth.  So let’s cull the Canada geese population, because that is the solution. Besides, it is called wildlife management, not human management. These people should look at French Creek estuary, and tell us what species devastated the vegetation there, and what they will do to restore it.

Tony Markle

 

Nanoose Bay