Goose cull needed

What some people fail to realize is that in the not-too-distant past geese were a relatively rare thing to see in these parts.

Re: the geese cull in Parksville.

This story is never going to go away. What some people fail to realize is that in the not-too-distant past geese were a relatively rare thing to see in these parts at least until man, once again in all his wisdom, interfered.

Let’s introduce some geese for the hunters, wouldn’t that be nice, they thought. Well, these geese were not migratory and lo and behold now we have geese everywhere.

I love geese, especially when I see them flying south for the winter. However, they are wreaking havoc on local wetlands, causing problems for local flora and fauna.

Perhaps they would have eventually populated the area naturally, but at least they would leave for the winter. This is one of the few human caused disasters that can possibly be corrected, so let’s do it.

Maybe sometime in the future when introduced species have ruined our natural environment forever, man will stop interfering with nature.

George OlmsteadParksville

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