Monday, April 13, 2009

In the News

Bergen Record staff writer Mike Kerwick wrote an excellent article about our efforts down in Saddle Brook last Saturday, at the Saddle River County Park/Pehle Area. Some of the comments were a little harsh, though.

Read the article.

Read the comments.

The readers who called us "morons" and "slime bucket" don't get it. With no natural predators or hunting in our towns, if we do nothing the goose population will continue to grow exponentially--and at some point local governments will be forced to deal with the issue using lethal methods.

Let's face it. At one extreme we have people who want to simply round up and kill the geese. At the other extreme are those who want to leave the geese alone entirely. I for one do not advocate depredations, and am proud of our efforts to keep the population under control using nonlethal methods, which are endorsed by the Humane Society of the United States and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).

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