Cull makes St John's fair game

November 14, 2003

St John's College, Cambridge, is under fire for deciding to cull its Canada geese. The college said it had received complaints about the geese gathering in its grounds and disturbing the working life of the college.

A spokesman said: "Working within the official government guidelines for the management of Canada geese, for 18 months we have tried a number of methods to disperse and deter the birds. We are taking steps to reduce the population in a safe, humane and legal manner."

A spokesman for the animal welfare group Animal Aid said the proposed cull was legal but immoral. "They should learn to live with animals other than humans. There must be another way other than to simply kill the geese."

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