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Friday, 22 May 2015

Activists pledge to boycott Lake District over Windermere Canada geese cull

ANIMAL welfare campaigners say they will boycott the Lake District after national park bosses pledged to go ahead with a controversial culling of Canada geese on Windermere.

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Its the tourists who need culling, not these harmless creatures, they ought to be welcomed, quite an attraction they are too. They've made an effort, coming all the way from Canada and overcoming all types of natural challenges to be here amongst us, oh, come on man, give them a chance !!

Posted by Matt on 16 March 2012 at 23:25

As a regular visitor to the Lakes, I have to admit I have never notices there being too many birds so I don't really see a need for the cull. Then again, i'm largely uneducated on the matter so i'm not really in the best position to give a well balanced opinion. However, what I do know is this: All you people who claim they will boycott the Lakes...No you won't

Posted by Dave K on 9 March 2012 at 22:40

If these birds are culled, I will definitely boycott the Lakes, and as a PCV driver, I will refuse to transport any party to any Lake resort.

Posted by peter worthington on 9 March 2012 at 14:30

Does any know if Canadian Geese are tasty,I think they would make a lovely sunday lunch It'll be easierly worth shooting them if this is the case, I assume everyone that has complained about the cull protesting against the death on innocent animals as being evil would dream of eating meat or wearing leather, I find it hard to care about geese to be honest.

Posted by Thomas Fleming on 9 March 2012 at 11:41

@Flooky. "The odd cup off coffee' ?

Have you any idea how many thousands of tourist come to Windermere, every year? Im certain its more than just "the odd cup of coffee". Are you saying that, without the tourists, your tourist trade would still survive? I think you need to think that through, again. Oh, & thank you for your gratitude.

Posted by Julie on 9 March 2012 at 10:01

This culling is wrong, on so many counts. These beautiful birds can be easily moved & have their wings clipped. Not the best solution, i admit, but far less blood shed, im sure you'll agree? Tourist go to Windermere & see it as a place of great beauty. To carelessly slaughter these wonderful creatures, would certainly change the tourist's perception of the area &, as a result, cause serious damage to the local tourist trade.... I say, move these beautiful creatures. Don't SLAUGHTER them

Posted by Julie on 9 March 2012 at 09:49

To cull these beautiful birds is an action against nature itself. I can't believe others feel this is their right. I live alongside the river Trent, where my garden is frequented by these lovely birds, in high numbers. Yes they cause a mess but so do the swans that come out of the water. Do we cull them too? I think not. Leave nature alone. Please don't let this happen.

Posted by Polly on 8 March 2012 at 21:05

Once again we locals being dictated to by off-coming busy bodies, who seem to think because they buy the odd cup of coffee per year, keep our local economy afloat.

Posted by Flooky on 8 March 2012 at 17:39

Great decision, and hardly "inHUMANe" to selectively cull birds.

Posted by Vic Ketchman on 8 March 2012 at 15:36

Lets face it,its a human cull we need,we make far more mess and destroy the planet far far more than any animal!!

Posted by Debs on 8 March 2012 at 15:03

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