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Shooting Canada Geese #1059553
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Petition. For some reason with these we always have to connect twice to the link.


Please stop Leasowe golf course from killing Canada Geese :


https://www.change.org/p/wirral-bor...ning_2primary_share_options_more.control


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Re: Shooting Canada Geese [Re: granny] #1059554
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Signed. What horrible people! Men with small balls.

Re: Shooting Canada Geese [Re: granny] #1059563
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I wouldn't worry about it too much granny. The geese will win in the end. Golf is in decline in the UK. I heard an R4 program which revealed a drop in golf players from 1.5 million to 1.1 million in just seven years and a number of clubs have closed down. Good thing too if you ask me.

Geese have been around a lot longer than golfers, are more attractive, more intelligent and certain less boring than golf enthusiasts.

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been commenting on this on a facebook page. unless your a non meat eater i cant see what the problem is. Canada Geese are on the Governments hit list for culling killing eating. what would you rather eat a factory farmed chicken or a wild hunted duck. They are being shot, i understand because of the damage they are causing ...much like when you put slug pellets down to kill the slugs and snails that munch your prize hostas or petunias !.So this cause like many others is about supporting the fluffy bunny vegetarian brigade.....Just lobbing it into the equation....!

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Originally Posted by fish5133
been commenting on this on a facebook page. unless your a non meat eater i cant see what the problem is. Canada Geese are on the Governments hit list for culling killing eating. what would you rather eat a factory farmed chicken or a wild hunted duck. They are being shot, i understand because of the damage they are causing ...much like when you put slug pellets down to kill the slugs and snails that munch your prize hostas or petunias !.So this cause like many others is about supporting the fluffy bunny vegetarian brigade.....Just lobbing it into the equation....!



Well fish not sure what a 'non meat eater is' perhaps it is someone who eats Quorn? I only eat beans because it's all I can afford. Killing wild creatures just so a bunch of cranky old impotent men can chase their little balls around without getting goose poo on their silly golf shoes is wrong. It's also wrong to dump shed loads of poison on your garden to kill things and no, the non poisonous slug pellets are still poisonous otherwise they wouldn't work would they? I now have visions of you sitting in your window with a loaded shotgun and binoculars feverishly scanning your Hostas and Petunias for marauding slugs. Please do not start eating them though. Stick to your factory farmed chicken.

Re: Shooting Canada Geese [Re: Excoriator] #1059579
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Originally Posted by Excoriator
I wouldn't worry about it too much granny. The geese will win in the end. Golf is in decline in the UK. I heard an R4 program which revealed a drop in golf players from 1.5 million to 1.1 million in just seven years and a number of clubs have closed down. Good thing too if you ask me.

Geese have been around a lot longer than golfers, are more attractive, more intelligent and certain less boring than golf enthusiasts.


Best news I have ever heard! Very snobbish sport. I am not knocking the ordinary guy who plays on the municipal course but the horrible snobby ones who have parking spaces for 'Captains' etc. When the Open was on in Hoylake I went there with a friend. Not to go in but just celeb spotting. We saw some really posh cars in a car park Rolls, Bentleys, Aston Martins etc and decided to have a closer look. This fat old red faced guy came charging like a bull at me. He had a tweed jacket on with a cardboard label hanging from a bit of string and he tried to push me with a two handed shove. Well I have been on the receiving end of violence too many times and one thing I have learned is how to avoid being hit. I side stepped him and he charged on for several yards before stopping and directing a lot of high class abuse towards us. A policeman came over to see what was going on and he said 'I have been commissioned to guard these motor cars and these undesirables are hanging about!' The policeman said that he did not see us doing anything wrong and warned him about physically assaulting people with no good reason. Then a poshly dressed woman with heavily lacquered hair and a cardboard label hanging on string came out and said 'Are you ok Gregory?' and then added rather oddly 'I shall call the police!' which puzzled the policeman as much as it did us. Yes, good news to know these horrible people are in the decline.

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Well, apart from finding them to be very boring people I have never suffered from them.

I did once go to a funeral at a golf club and was delighted to find the place festooned with printed notices informing members and visitors what they were supposed to do. My sister in law who was with us decided to change out of some uncomfortable shoes as we arrived, and was doing so in the car park when I spotted a notice attached to a tree forbidding the changing of shoes in the car park! In the bar was an armchair reserved for the captain's exclusive use. We parked an ancient confused relative - immune to disapproving glares - in it.

I don't suppose we'll be asked back!

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Haha well done you! I would have loved to have seen their faces. Imagine not been able to change your shoes in the car park! I mean surely you can do what you want in your own car?! Well, within reason I suppose........

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This golf course is on the migratory flight path for birds that have flown thousands of miles. Wirral Borough Council will undoubtedly know about this now. They need to act immediately instead of waiting to be presented with a petition.

All the good and hard work people do to save animals in foreign lands, and we shoot Canada geese as they migrate because they poop on private land. what a fooking shame !


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Canada geese do not migrate from UK .They are resident all year round.
Personally I can't stand Canada Geese,I think they are horribly aggressive creatures and their numbers are growing rapidly in UK. They are officially a pest which is why it is legal to kill them at certain times if licenced.


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The Masons will make sure it carries on unhindered.

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shysusie "I now have visions of you sitting in your window with a loaded shotgun and binoculars feverishly scanning your Hostas and Petunias for marauding slugs."

your not far wrong there..that first warm damp night in spring when the slippery critters come out in their hundreds to munch all the nice things youve planted..i become a different person...tin hat on and its war. I do get pangs of conscience now and again and the odd snail or slug ends up in the lane rather than poisoned, salted or skewered. Not tried L'escargots, garlic mussels being the closest.

revenge of the canada goose



Re: Shooting Canada Geese [Re: Salmon] #1059629
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Originally Posted by Salmon
Canada geese do not migrate from UK .They are resident all year round.
Personally I can't stand Canada Geese,I think they are horribly aggressive creatures and their numbers are growing rapidly in UK. They are officially a pest which is why it is legal to kill them at certain times if licenced.



Seems a shame to kill them unless they have bunkered down on the greens.
There have been a number of them flying over my house in the last week or more, so I don't know why or where they will be going to.


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Re: Shooting Canada Geese [Re: fish5133] #1059643
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Haha fish that video is funny! Stupid man should have noticed the other goose sitting on the nest.

You are not the only one to relish slug dinners http://www.legendarydartmoor.co.uk/snailey_house.htm

When I was young we heard a tale about a village drunk in Essex in the 1900s who came out of a Pub and fell in a ditch to sleep it off. Big slugs came in the night and ate his eyeballs which of course affected his sight a bit and he couldn't see when he woke up and wandered into the village frightening everyone. He fell into a pond and no one would help as they were frightened and he drowned. His eyeless ghost haunts the lanes now.

Re: Shooting Canada Geese [Re: granny] #1059647
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I'm all for protecting the geese - every night I see several hundred fly over my house on their way to the marshes at Crossens, but is the story true?

Here's an article about it:

https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/animal-lovers-furious-over-claims-15216828

And it all appears to be based on Facebook hearsay:

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It was launched by local resident Leanne Hughes, who said: "Everyone has heard the gunshots around the area.

"It's believed the golf club is paying somebody to come in and shoot the geese as they fly over.


I'd find it amazing if they can just get a gunman in to start firing at birds in such a public place.

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