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Southern Ind. Town With Geese Problem Euthanizes 200 Birds

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Photo: Flickr/ Mike Bowler

Clarksville officials hired a state-sanctioned company to remove the birds.

A southern Indiana town plagued by aggressive Canada geese has euthanized more than 200 geese and plans to next erect fences to discourage the problematic birds.

Clarksville officials hired a state-sanctioned company to remove the birds after submitting a geese-removal permit to the state Department of Natural Resources. The company caught between 200 and 250 geese using funnel traps in mid-June and euthanized them.

The News and Tribune reports some geese that nest around stormwater ponds located on the Ohio River community’s town hall campus became aggressive earlier this year. The birds also leave droppings that pose sanitary issues and have overgrazed vegetation.

Clarksville redevelopment director Dylan Fisher says the city plans to install barrier fences around the municipal campus’ stormwater ponds to discourage the birds from nesting there.

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  • lastcamp2

    Euthanasia is causing death in order to relieve pain and suffering in the creature killed, not to make life more pleasant for those who remain alive.
    The next word to learn is “euphemism,” which is using a substituted word in order to cover up the harshness of the reality of things.
    Couldn’t we just say that the birds were slaughtered, or even that they were simply killed, because their existence creates inconvenience to humans?

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