April 17, 2015
A residential community in Greenville is planning a protest to save the geese who call the neighborhood their home.
Gary at Goosebusters, a group that specializes in goose removal in the Carolina’s stated
“Spoke with HOA president. Offered to work at no charge for 30 days and give permanent rate they could afford. He said he had seen our car around town and knew who we were, but was not interested in our service. The kill for tomorrow was a done deal.”
Izzy’s Pond, a non-profit waterfowl rescue located in Simpsonville, in charge of the protest, which is set for Saturday morning at 6:00 am until 9:00 pm.at 8 Shannon Creek Court in Greenville. In an effort to beat the protest, the word is spreading on social media that the shooting could begin as early as 3:00 am.
In a WSPA News report April 17, neighbors from both sides of the issue spoke out. Some are glad the geese are being shot, calling them a nuisance. Others are afraid to walk around the park with their children while hunters are blowing 50-100 geese out of the water.
Many are in favor of allowing more time for the geese to be safely relocated, rather than killing them. It would be in the best interests of the geese for people opposing the shooting to not only attend the protest but to contact local news stations and have them there early, just in case.
More about the protest can be found by clicking here.
Note: The photo used is a mother goose who is raising her young in the community. She is among those at risk of being killed.