Vancouver Park Board Approves Lethal Removal of Canada Geese

The Vancouver Park Board has approved a plan to manage the city's Canada goose population, which includes the option of "lethal removal." The Board has stated that any method used will be humane and approved by regulators, but a permit from the Canadian Wildlife Service is required before implementing it. Animal law lawyer Rebeka Breder said: “What we really should be discussing and focusing on, is dealing with the root of the problem, which is usually human behavior. The Park Board should really be focusing on stronger enforcement of people feeding wildlife in parks, including birds, raccoons, coyotes — fining them to the maximum extent of the bylaws which Vancouver now has.”