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What if humans are the real problem?
Cull the Great Canadian Geese?
I am a proud garbage picker. I pick up the human trash from beaches and resort areas. I still find time to voluntarily clean the beach from the bridge of Hwy. 7 to Kilby.
Everywhere there's evidence of human waste; soiled baby diapers, soiled Depends, broken glass, all sometimes half buried in the sand.
I meticulously focus on picking up the styrofoam bits and plastics that are often found in the stomachs of fish that have died from ingesting this. But we humans still insist on blaming a gentle creature that is well loved and photographed by the tourists and majority of locals.
Why is it that some humans think that a cull on these birds will solve an e-coli problem when humans urinate in our pristine waters that they swim in?
The Great Lakes, according to National Geographic, have trace amounts of antidepressants, antihistamines and anti-seizure drugs found not only in the water, but in the fish.
And still we humans refuse to learn from history. The late Chairman Mao ordered the Chinese people to cull all birds because they were eating the odd rice grain.
Billions of birds were culled. The following year, the locusts wiped the rice fields clean. Millions of Chinese starved to death. So much for man trying to control nature, we seem to fail every time.
This past summer season, out of thousands of people, only four made mention about the goose droppings. Can you not find it in your heart to be compassionate towards nature, for the sake of your kids' future environment?
If your expensive golf shoes become soiled, learn to get past this.
I invite all the resort municipalities to do this next year: On the beginning of the first long weekend, have all the goose droppings picked up and LEAVE ALL THE HUMAN GARBAGE FOR JUST ONE WEEK (including golf courses, parks, etc.). Therefore, people who tend to focus on the negative and rarely see the natural beauty of this great province will perhaps realize the amount of toxic human trash we constantly leave behind.
Mrs. Beattie Stanford