Protect Denver’s Canada Geese: Take Action!
Several hundred Canada Geese were forcibly removed from area parks and inhumanely slaughtered in June/July 2020.
[ Original Alert: PROTEST CANADA GEESE MASSACRE IN DENVER, CO.]
In 2019, the city of Denver summoned federal agents to round up more than 1,600 Canada geese. Sources say the geese were trucked to R&C Processing in Fort Collins, Colorado. The frightened geese and their young waited in the blistering heat until they were slaughtered. Many perished while waiting. Wildlife Services said they were killed by "human hands." If so, this means dislocating their necks resulting in lengthy and painful deaths, or taking a knife or a hatchet and chopping off their heads. Or they could have been slaughtered by the standard automated poultry slaughter process that includes paralytic electric shock and automated throat-cutting. Or a combination of these cruelties could have been used.
Denver activists stated about this year’s roundup: “This year we're not sure where they met their demise. We need your help to finally put an end to this brutality. As taxpayers, we paid for this horrific nightmare.”
What Can I Do?
Please sign this new petition. You can go even further by personally contacting Denver city officials and the Denver tourist bureau, Visit Denver. Tell them how disgusted you are with the handling of the Canada geese and that the city needs to adopt compassionate, nonlethal ways of resolving the conflict. If you’re an out-of-towner, tell them your decision to visit Denver will be negatively impacted by Denver’s egregiously cruel behavior to the geese. Urge that if they care about the reputation of their city and animal cruelty, they must act constructively to prevent these unconscionable massacres in the future. Request a written reply from each official and administrator to your concerns.
City of Denver
Visit Denver - Tourist Bureau
Richard Scharf, President & CEO
Carrie Atiyeh, Director of Government & Community Affairs
Visit Denver - Tourist Information Center
Thank You for Taking Action for These Birds!
United Poultry Concerns
For addtional information and correspondence see:
Canada Geese Massacre in Denver, CO: Correspondence & Update