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Tell officials to stop gassing geese in Federal Way

i Jun 12th by
[A note to be polite in asking officials to stop this treatment of the geese. Professional-sounding requests may or may not work in the short term, but nasty ones almost surely will turn people against the idea of change.]

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services calls it “relocation services.” But in fact, when they’re paid to remove Canada geese, the birds are instead gassed to death.

Two residents of Federal Way are speaking out against the practice, telling Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club and Twin Lakes Homeowners Association that they don’t want their fees spent on such “services.”

“Canada geese know how to hold their breath so the gassing process is a long, agonizing, terrifying suffocation, Bonnie Armstrong noted in a flyer she sent to Twin Lakes neighbors,” the Federal Way Mirror reported.

The city of Federal Way hires Wildlife Services to “control” Canada geese on behalf of the Steel Lake and North Lake Lake Management Districts.

Using the following email addresses that PETA compiled, please ask officials to use humane methods to control their local population of geese.

davecox10@hotmail.com
trace.harrell@gmail.com
robertrawlings@comcast.net
gjpiontek2@yahoo.com
rubyslpers@aol.com
joannburbank@comcast.net
T.Donahoe@comcast.net
sdturcotte@comcast.net
scottdornan@comcast.net
Dhobson@twinlakesgolf.net