“Duck, Duck, Goose” – Everybody wins!
We are thrilled to announce that the city of Madison did NOT kill any Canada geese this year – nor do they plan to! The City of Madison Parks Division has made a huge effort to implement humane methods this past year. Because of this, countless lives were saved.
This year Madison Parks addled more eggs and started a new volunteer program asking people to count and haze geese at all of the parks. Hazing might sound like something a college fraternity might do, but in this case all it means is clapping your hands and walking towards them to indicate they aren’t welcome. These methods might sound somewhat cruel, but they are extremely kind in comparison to the alternative. Here is an article the Isthmus put out recently about Madison Parks efforts and volunteering. Read the entire article here.
NEW: Read Paul Collins Op-Ed in the Cap Times. Did you know that dog fighting is legal in the state of Wisconsin? Did you know that dogs injured or killed while fighting wolves are paid for by the Wisconsin DNR up to $2500? Not only is using dogs to fight wild animals legal in Wisconsin, it is also encouraged by state authorities. Continue reading >>>
New Dissection Policy for Madison Metropolitan School District
MMSD families must be notified if their children are to take part in dissection activities or to watch dissection demonstrations AND must be given an equally educational alternative if the family/student chooses not to participate due to religious, moral, or ethical beliefs regarding animals. Madison Metropolitan School District Principals and Department Chairs were sent messages about the policy from Patti Schaefer, Director of STEM.
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Artists Help With Goose Campaign
Please check out our page, the Goose Gallery! Purchase an original piece of art to help the geese! There are countless reasons to purchase original art. In an age of mass-produced everything, you will have something unique that touched the artists’ hands. You will have something hung on your home or office wall that tells a story.