Re: "Coun. seeks snow geese cull," News, Nov. 21.
Once again, as he did 10 years ago, Richmond Councillor Harold Steves is calling for a cull of the snow geese which stop over in Richmond at this time of year, complaining that they "leave the areas devoid of vegetation, but full of mud and faeces."
Two days ago, I walked across a local school field that had been occupied by the birds the previous day. I spotted four dried up goose poops, no mud - that was before the rains came - and the grass looked as healthy as ever.
Maybe the reason for the seeming "increasing number of geese" which temporarily occupy local playing fields is because Richmond council seems determined to pave over every last vestige of their traditional habitat.
This outburst is nothing more than yet another attempt to allow hunting on Sturgeon Banks once again.
So, as happened before, we will be treated to the sight of hunters walking the local streets near Sturgeon Banks with uncovered guns under their arms, and that is what this is all about.
Patrick Gannon Sr. Richmond