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Marion Ambler
It's a shame the Patch has no commenting standards and brainless idiots are allowed to post nothing but brainless senseless drivel.  It would up the calibre of discussion a lot if there were commenting standards such as the NY Times has...but then the patch is local and maybe local yokels don't like any information penetrating their localities. Keep the citizens dumb. One of my primary interests is Canada geese, namely defending them from what would appear to be a war on these innocent birds.
Two well researched articles I recommend, which recently appeared on major wire services across the USA, and have now been posted on the Canada goose site lovecanadageese are: "Greenwich and Scotia are part of a growing movement from the East Coast to St. Louis and beyond in which residents have elected to follow the principles of the Humane Society and GeesePeace, leaders in compassionate geese management. Ideally, biologists must assess a community’s needs and determine its tolerance level for geese before putting together a long-range plan that meets everyone’s approval, says John Hadidian of the Humane Society. Community involvement, he adds, is crucial. So is habitat change." Communities working to keep the geese - and the peace.   By Mary Lou Simms, McClatchy-Tribune News Service "Increasingly, communities are advocating a humane approach. Some communities want to keep their geese but curb population growth by (humanely) treating nest eggs with corn oil. Others hire companies to clean up after the geese if feces is an issue, or as in Ballwin, Mo. or Helena, Ala., incorporate its removal into daily park maintenance. Others want the geese gone but without harming them. Several communities have organized grassroots efforts to keep the feds at bay." Taxpayers subsidizing wildlife extermination programs, probe shows,   By Mary Lou Simms, McClatchy-Tribune News Service  ** Both the above articles by Mary Lou Simms were made possible by from The Fund for Investigative Journalism in Washington, D.C.***
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Marion Ambler commented on article "Why is the Government Coming After Our Swans?" in Positively Long Island March 26, 2014 at 07:57 pm

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