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Bill Oddie Speaks up for Windermere Geese
Posted 21 February 2012
Just three days before a mass petition is to be handed in to the Lake District National Park Authority, the campaign to stop the planned cull of Canada geese on Windermere has received support from world-famous birdwatcher and broadcaster, Bill Oddie.
Today he tweeted:
Canada Geese on Windermere? Big damage? No.
Public love em? Yes.
Shoot ‘em? No!
Bill Oddie is the second celebrity to oppose the cull, joining Queen guitarist Brian May who last week said: ‘The order for this cull must be rescinded now, and some proper thought given to what action is needed, if any.’
Notes to the Editor
- For more information about the cull, and to read Brian May’s full statement, visit www.animalaid.org.uk or visit the ‘Save Windermere Canada Geese’ page on Facebook.
- The petition has now been signed by almost 2400 people and can be seen here: http://www.change.org/petitions/stop-the-cull-of-geese-in-windermere-this-spring-please-do-not-allow-the-mass-geese-slaughter-in-windermere
- The petition hand-in will take place on Friday 24th February at 1pm at Lake District National Park Authority, Murley Moss, Oxenholme Road, Kendal LA9 7RL