United Utilities kills 60 Canada geese 'because they were attacking staff'

This Is Lancashire: Canada geese. United Utilities has killed 60 of them because staff were being attacked by them. Canada geese. United Utilities has killed 60 of them because staff were being attacked by them.

BIRD lovers have reacted furiously after United Utilities killed 60 Canada geese because they were attacking staff.

United Utilities bosses said the birds have bitten several staff at the firm's head office in Lingley Mere, Warrington, and one woman even had to visit her GP after she was attacked.

The company, which supplies Bolton's water, carried out the overnight cull - during the breeding season - on June 26 under what a spokesman described as "strict compliance with a licence".

But keen birdwatcher David Kennedy said the water giant has taken the "easiest option" killing the birds and it was "particularly cruel" to take action when goslings had just been born.

He added: “There were all kinds of options open to them like catching the birds and releasing them somewhere like Pennington Flash or putting up railings around the paths.

“Geese can be a nuisance but if they didn’t want that problem on site then why include two lakes in the first place?

“I have been told there are none left now but when the birds are back in five or six years what will they do next?

“They need a plan going ahead that doesn’t involve slaughtering birds.”

A petition calling for United utilities to "pledge to never kill Canada geese again" has already reached more than 400 signatures online.

A source, who did not want to be named, said that while some staff did not like the birds others regularly fed them and have been outraged by the news.


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A spokesman for United Utilities said: “It was a difficult decision to reduce the numbers of Canada geese at Lingley Mere, and we appreciate it wasn’t something everyone would agree with, but it was important we took action to encourage other wildlife to thrive on site and stop people being injured.

“Several staff have been hurt after being bitten by the birds, which was very worrying as we have a children’s nursery on our land.”

The spokesman added the geese were also "damaging the environment" with bird poo, leading to high levels of phosphate in the lakes and increased algae, preventing pond weed from growing, which lowers oxygen levels and can kill fish.

He added: “Our aim is to increase the biodiversity of Lingley Mere and the lakes and widen the variety of wildlife here and we would never be able to achieve this with such a high level of Canada geese on site.”

Andrew Taylor, director of animal rights group Animal Aid, said United Utilities had to be held to account.

He added: "The company are offering no real information what measures were taken to minimise suffering.

"The idea these birds presented a threat to people and had to be killed for defecating is an extreme and absurd over-reaction."

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12:04pm Wed 9 Jul 14

gladrill says...

How disgusting are these people. They think they can do what they want. They need to be prosecuted for this wanton slaughter. There is no excuse.
How disgusting are these people. They think they can do what they want. They need to be prosecuted for this wanton slaughter. There is no excuse. gladrill
  • Score: 30

12:34pm Wed 9 Jul 14

SleepingThunder says...

What a sickening disgrace . It seems like energy companies no longer have to abide to the laws of the land. This action tells you the mindset of these people.
What a sickening disgrace . It seems like energy companies no longer have to abide to the laws of the land. This action tells you the mindset of these people. SleepingThunder
  • Score: 20

12:37pm Wed 9 Jul 14

LisaConnor says...

"particularly cruel" to take action when goslings had just been born."

This is just OUTRAGEOUS - What a bunch of bloody CRY BABIES!

I go every weekend to Country park & always get nipped, BIG DEAL!

Now dozens of little goslings are without parent - SHAME ON UNITED UTILITIES and their cry baby staff!
"particularly cruel" to take action when goslings had just been born." This is just OUTRAGEOUS - What a bunch of bloody CRY BABIES! I go every weekend to Country park & always get nipped, BIG DEAL! Now dozens of little goslings are without parent - SHAME ON UNITED UTILITIES and their cry baby staff! LisaConnor
  • Score: 37

1:00pm Wed 9 Jul 14

allan111111 says...

I am not condoning the actions of these people but using the geese to feed people in need would make it a little more ethical....I love a bit of roast goose and potatoes roasted in goose fat
I am not condoning the actions of these people but using the geese to feed people in need would make it a little more ethical....I love a bit of roast goose and potatoes roasted in goose fat allan111111
  • Score: -3

1:11pm Wed 9 Jul 14

stylish says...

absolutely disgusting behavior from united utilities they should be prosecuted and they need to grow up and develop a backbone, all those involved are nothing more then mindless cowards
absolutely disgusting behavior from united utilities they should be prosecuted and they need to grow up and develop a backbone, all those involved are nothing more then mindless cowards stylish
  • Score: 14

1:37pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Rememberscarborough says...

A bit of bad press from animal lovers or massive lawsuits from staff who've suffered injury and "emotional" distress from these savage attacks?

I wonder which played a bigger part in this company's decisions....
A bit of bad press from animal lovers or massive lawsuits from staff who've suffered injury and "emotional" distress from these savage attacks? I wonder which played a bigger part in this company's decisions.... Rememberscarborough
  • Score: -6

1:38pm Wed 9 Jul 14

MLY_500 says...

Seriously?! What cowardly action by United Ulilites!! Shame on you!
Surely more humane options were available which didn't result in such pointless slaughter?
The report mentions a simple option of a fence, but then I'm sure that was far more expensive that simply killing animals in their natural habitat.. This would probably have solved the issue and kept 'staff members' away from new goslings who the geese were most likely trying to protect too.

And let's face it, a goose is hardly going to inflict life-threatening injuries to these delicate little 'staff members' now is it?

Grr! Makes my blood boil!!
Seriously?! What cowardly action by United Ulilites!! Shame on you! Surely more humane options were available which didn't result in such pointless slaughter? The report mentions a simple option of a fence, but then I'm sure that was far more expensive that simply killing animals in their natural habitat.. This would probably have solved the issue and kept 'staff members' away from new goslings who the geese were most likely trying to protect too. And let's face it, a goose is hardly going to inflict life-threatening injuries to these delicate little 'staff members' now is it? Grr! Makes my blood boil!! MLY_500
  • Score: 18

1:46pm Wed 9 Jul 14

SteveRichardson says...

How can an animal with no teeth bite anyone? I've been "bitten" loads of times by geese, IT DOESN'T HURT YOU WIMPS. They could have trained staff to deal/live with the birds rather than kill them. If you are that much of a moron to be scared of a goose STAY AWAY FROM THEM. Absolute rubbish excuse. They are a WATER TREATMENT COMPANY for heavens sake. Surely they have equipment that could filter the water if they are that bothered about the quality! Muppetry of the highest order.
How can an animal with no teeth bite anyone? I've been "bitten" loads of times by geese, IT DOESN'T HURT YOU WIMPS. They could have trained staff to deal/live with the birds rather than kill them. If you are that much of a moron to be scared of a goose STAY AWAY FROM THEM. Absolute rubbish excuse. They are a WATER TREATMENT COMPANY for heavens sake. Surely they have equipment that could filter the water if they are that bothered about the quality! Muppetry of the highest order. SteveRichardson
  • Score: 21

1:54pm Wed 9 Jul 14

ohiogirl says...

Sorry, but this is an appalling act by Utd Utilities and certainly in breeding season. This is probably why the birds seemed more aggressive, or have they not considered that fact.
Catch and release elsewhere where there are not as many people if they were that worried.
Disgusting.
Sorry, but this is an appalling act by Utd Utilities and certainly in breeding season. This is probably why the birds seemed more aggressive, or have they not considered that fact. Catch and release elsewhere where there are not as many people if they were that worried. Disgusting. ohiogirl
  • Score: 17

1:57pm Wed 9 Jul 14

afccamoki says...

With Geese you keep your distance and they don't feel threatened!
Seems just an excuse just to get rid of them! Could of just guided them away from the area with a bit of bread or something.

Have no problems with them myself when fishing and at end of session give them the left over bait I don't need.

Shame on United Utilites.
With Geese you keep your distance and they don't feel threatened! Seems just an excuse just to get rid of them! Could of just guided them away from the area with a bit of bread or something. Have no problems with them myself when fishing and at end of session give them the left over bait I don't need. Shame on United Utilites. afccamoki
  • Score: 9

3:07pm Wed 9 Jul 14

JustBecause says...

Not sure what all the fuss is about, millions get killed every year for food ??????.

They are a pain at times crommy lodges is covered is bird **** ! Way too many of them there as well.
Not sure what all the fuss is about, millions get killed every year for food ??????. They are a pain at times crommy lodges is covered is bird **** ! Way too many of them there as well. JustBecause
  • Score: -3

3:12pm Wed 9 Jul 14

allan111111 says...

JustBecause wrote:
Not sure what all the fuss is about, millions get killed every year for food ??????.

They are a pain at times crommy lodges is covered is bird **** ! Way too many of them there as well.
At last common sense
[quote][p][bold]JustBecause[/bold] wrote: Not sure what all the fuss is about, millions get killed every year for food ??????. They are a pain at times crommy lodges is covered is bird **** ! Way too many of them there as well.[/p][/quote]At last common sense allan111111
  • Score: 2

3:32pm Wed 9 Jul 14

djholland says...

Ok lets think about this, Breeding season, birds protecting their young, birds protecting their homes, what mother or father whether it be human or animal would not protect their home and young. Grow up United Utilities you have messed up on this one, so have you left the young birds to fend for themselves? why didn't you move the birds instead of Murdering them, is it now the case that when you come to read my meter you are going o kill any birds that may be in the garden in case they attack you should be prosecuted
Ok lets think about this, Breeding season, birds protecting their young, birds protecting their homes, what mother or father whether it be human or animal would not protect their home and young. Grow up United Utilities you have messed up on this one, so have you left the young birds to fend for themselves? why didn't you move the birds instead of Murdering them, is it now the case that when you come to read my meter you are going o kill any birds that may be in the garden in case they attack you should be prosecuted djholland
  • Score: 8

4:20pm Wed 9 Jul 14

talksenseorBquiet says...

United utilities would have had to get permission from DEFRA before "culling" these geese,Im supprised they were allowed this cull at this time of year.One has to presume that U.U had taken a thorough risk assessment which outlined the fact a huge flock of blood thirsty geese attacked staff on a daily basis. Both agencies work "hand in glove" thats a FACT. Its worth pointing out that theres no mention of how this cull was carried out and im sure it wasnt humane and that breeding pairs would be in a distressed state witnessing other birds dying, UU DECIDED to do this outrageous act in darkness which suggests that management knew there is no humane way to kill up to 60 birds
United utilities would have had to get permission from DEFRA before "culling" these geese,Im supprised they were allowed this cull at this time of year.One has to presume that U.U had taken a thorough risk assessment which outlined the fact a huge flock of blood thirsty geese attacked staff on a daily basis. Both agencies work "hand in glove" thats a FACT. Its worth pointing out that theres no mention of how this cull was carried out and im sure it wasnt humane and that breeding pairs would be in a distressed state witnessing other birds dying, UU DECIDED to do this outrageous act in darkness which suggests that management knew there is no humane way to kill up to 60 birds talksenseorBquiet
  • Score: 8

4:41pm Wed 9 Jul 14

shearersnotforsale says...

United utilities regularly bite the general public where it hurts when they send out their extortionate bills. CAN WE NOT SEND IN THE CULLING TEAM TO SORT OUT THE FAT BAST4RDS SAT IN THEIR BOARDROOM????. IF ITS POSSIBLE LETS MAKE SURE ITS DONE PRIOR TO THEM REACHING THE MATING SEASON...THEY'VE STUFFED US LOT FAR TOO OFTEN HAS IT IS!!!!!
United utilities regularly bite the general public where it hurts when they send out their extortionate bills. CAN WE NOT SEND IN THE CULLING TEAM TO SORT OUT THE FAT BAST4RDS SAT IN THEIR BOARDROOM????. IF ITS POSSIBLE LETS MAKE SURE ITS DONE PRIOR TO THEM REACHING THE MATING SEASON...THEY'VE STUFFED US LOT FAR TOO OFTEN HAS IT IS!!!!! shearersnotforsale
  • Score: 12

4:47pm Wed 9 Jul 14

allan111111 says...

I mention that the geezer could have been used as food and all I get is thumbs down..
.Bernard Mathews do it all the time without anyone batting an eyelid....where do you think your turkeys come from at Christmas you bunch of hypocrites
I mention that the geezer could have been used as food and all I get is thumbs down.. .Bernard Mathews do it all the time without anyone batting an eyelid....where do you think your turkeys come from at Christmas you bunch of hypocrites allan111111
  • Score: 5

5:43pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Janch1 says...

allan111111 wrote:
I am not condoning the actions of these people but using the geese to feed people in need would make it a little more ethical....I love a bit of roast goose and potatoes roasted in goose fat
Cretin.
[quote][p][bold]allan111111[/bold] wrote: I am not condoning the actions of these people but using the geese to feed people in need would make it a little more ethical....I love a bit of roast goose and potatoes roasted in goose fat[/p][/quote]Cretin. Janch1
  • Score: -3

5:44pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Janch1 says...

allan111111 wrote:
JustBecause wrote:
Not sure what all the fuss is about, millions get killed every year for food ??????.

They are a pain at times crommy lodges is covered is bird **** ! Way too many of them there as well.
At last common sense
Another comment from our resident cretin!!
[quote][p][bold]allan111111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JustBecause[/bold] wrote: Not sure what all the fuss is about, millions get killed every year for food ??????. They are a pain at times crommy lodges is covered is bird **** ! Way too many of them there as well.[/p][/quote]At last common sense[/p][/quote]Another comment from our resident cretin!! Janch1
  • Score: -7

5:54pm Wed 9 Jul 14

allan111111 says...

Janch1 wrote:
allan111111 wrote:
JustBecause wrote:
Not sure what all the fuss is about, millions get killed every year for food ??????.

They are a pain at times crommy lodges is covered is bird **** ! Way too many of them there as well.
At last common sense
Another comment from our resident cretin!!
When people resort to calling people names it usually means they haven't got a valid point to make....imbecile
[quote][p][bold]Janch1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]allan111111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JustBecause[/bold] wrote: Not sure what all the fuss is about, millions get killed every year for food ??????. They are a pain at times crommy lodges is covered is bird **** ! Way too many of them there as well.[/p][/quote]At last common sense[/p][/quote]Another comment from our resident cretin!![/p][/quote]When people resort to calling people names it usually means they haven't got a valid point to make....imbecile allan111111
  • Score: 12

5:58pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Janch1 says...

allan111111 wrote:
Janch1 wrote:
allan111111 wrote:
JustBecause wrote:
Not sure what all the fuss is about, millions get killed every year for food ??????.

They are a pain at times crommy lodges is covered is bird **** ! Way too many of them there as well.
At last common sense
Another comment from our resident cretin!!
When people resort to calling people names it usually means they haven't got a valid point to make....imbecile
I think my comment said it all really and you have just proved it. Do not call me an imbecile.
[quote][p][bold]allan111111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Janch1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]allan111111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JustBecause[/bold] wrote: Not sure what all the fuss is about, millions get killed every year for food ??????. They are a pain at times crommy lodges is covered is bird **** ! Way too many of them there as well.[/p][/quote]At last common sense[/p][/quote]Another comment from our resident cretin!![/p][/quote]When people resort to calling people names it usually means they haven't got a valid point to make....imbecile[/p][/quote]I think my comment said it all really and you have just proved it. Do not call me an imbecile. Janch1
  • Score: -4

6:09pm Wed 9 Jul 14

allan111111 says...

I could think of worse things to call you but the moderators of this site won't allow it
I could think of worse things to call you but the moderators of this site won't allow it allan111111
  • Score: 3

6:19pm Wed 9 Jul 14

artistpaint says...

Ring your mp.and united utilities.what right do uu have the right to kill amazing birds.
Ring your mp.and united utilities.what right do uu have the right to kill amazing birds. artistpaint
  • Score: 3

6:25pm Wed 9 Jul 14

artistpaint says...

Lets find out who thought killing animals was ok.**** cowards
Lets find out who thought killing animals was ok.**** cowards artistpaint
  • Score: 6

6:26pm Wed 9 Jul 14

artistpaint says...

Rspca were are you on this
Rspca were are you on this artistpaint
  • Score: 2

6:29pm Wed 9 Jul 14

artistpaint says...

United utilities your **** scum
United utilities your **** scum artistpaint
  • Score: 3

6:47pm Wed 9 Jul 14

allan111111 says...

artistpaint wrote:
Allan111111 sad **** you are hope you dont bump into me...
Why ??????
[quote][p][bold]artistpaint[/bold] wrote: Allan111111 sad **** you are hope you dont bump into me...[/p][/quote]Why ?????? allan111111
  • Score: 1

7:51pm Wed 9 Jul 14

BibbleBobble says...

Pathetic solution from a truly despicable, parasitic company.

I would very much like to cull the fat useless tossers this type of company employs!
Pathetic solution from a truly despicable, parasitic company. I would very much like to cull the fat useless tossers this type of company employs! BibbleBobble
  • Score: 1

7:51pm Wed 9 Jul 14

boltonnut says...

Geese receive the death penalty for "attacking" people while sports celebs.receive bail for exactly the same thing and usually get away with the crime.I'm surprised this has not been headlined a racist attack as the geese were Canadian it might have sold a few more news papers.I also wonder if Asian geese would have received the same penalty?
Geese receive the death penalty for "attacking" people while sports celebs.receive bail for exactly the same thing and usually get away with the crime.I'm surprised this has not been headlined a racist attack as the geese were Canadian it might have sold a few more news papers.I also wonder if Asian geese would have received the same penalty? boltonnut
  • Score: 3

8:06pm Wed 9 Jul 14

EmShambles says...

In my experience you treat geese the way they treat you.If they run at you attempting to bite you for eg, then do it right back. No need to kill the poor buggers.
In my experience you treat geese the way they treat you.If they run at you attempting to bite you for eg, then do it right back. No need to kill the poor buggers. EmShambles
  • Score: 4

8:06pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Janch1 says...

allan111111 wrote:
artistpaint wrote:
Allan111111 sad **** you are hope you dont bump into me...
Why ??????
Oh dear...not that popular are you allan111111????
[quote][p][bold]allan111111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]artistpaint[/bold] wrote: Allan111111 sad **** you are hope you dont bump into me...[/p][/quote]Why ??????[/p][/quote]Oh dear...not that popular are you allan111111???? Janch1
  • Score: -3

8:06pm Wed 9 Jul 14

allan111111 says...

boltonnut wrote:
Geese receive the death penalty for "attacking" people while sports celebs.receive bail for exactly the same thing and usually get away with the crime.I'm surprised this has not been headlined a racist attack as the geese were Canadian it might have sold a few more news papers.I also wonder if Asian geese would have received the same penalty?
I think you might just have ruffled amirs feathers
[quote][p][bold]boltonnut[/bold] wrote: Geese receive the death penalty for "attacking" people while sports celebs.receive bail for exactly the same thing and usually get away with the crime.I'm surprised this has not been headlined a racist attack as the geese were Canadian it might have sold a few more news papers.I also wonder if Asian geese would have received the same penalty?[/p][/quote]I think you might just have ruffled amirs feathers allan111111
  • Score: 1

8:07pm Wed 9 Jul 14

allan111111 says...

Janch1 wrote:
allan111111 wrote:
artistpaint wrote:
Allan111111 sad **** you are hope you dont bump into me...
Why ??????
Oh dear...not that popular are you allan111111????
Answer my question idiot
[quote][p][bold]Janch1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]allan111111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]artistpaint[/bold] wrote: Allan111111 sad **** you are hope you dont bump into me...[/p][/quote]Why ??????[/p][/quote]Oh dear...not that popular are you allan111111????[/p][/quote]Answer my question idiot allan111111
  • Score: 0

8:10pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Janch1 says...

allan111111 wrote:
I could think of worse things to call you but the moderators of this site won't allow it
I am sure you could allan111111...I bet that is all your limited vocabulary would allow really. So come on then, bring it on...start your name calling then..I am waiting.... get your miniscule brain churning up those nasty little words...come on, squeeze one out...
[quote][p][bold]allan111111[/bold] wrote: I could think of worse things to call you but the moderators of this site won't allow it[/p][/quote]I am sure you could allan111111...I bet that is all your limited vocabulary would allow really. So come on then, bring it on...start your name calling then..I am waiting.... get your miniscule brain churning up those nasty little words...come on, squeeze one out... Janch1
  • Score: -2

8:13pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Janch1 says...

artistpaint wrote:
Allan111111 sad **** you are hope you dont bump into me...
Allan111111 is not a pleasant chap artistpaint. He will be on to you soon! I have felt his wrath. He thinks he is funny and he isn't. Sad really. Maybe he is one of those old 70's comedians who thought animal cruelty was funny...but some of us don't.
[quote][p][bold]artistpaint[/bold] wrote: Allan111111 sad **** you are hope you dont bump into me...[/p][/quote]Allan111111 is not a pleasant chap artistpaint. He will be on to you soon! I have felt his wrath. He thinks he is funny and he isn't. Sad really. Maybe he is one of those old 70's comedians who thought animal cruelty was funny...but some of us don't. Janch1
  • Score: -2

8:15pm Wed 9 Jul 14

allan111111 says...

Janch1 wrote:
allan111111 wrote:
I could think of worse things to call you but the moderators of this site won't allow it
I am sure you could allan111111...I bet that is all your limited vocabulary would allow really. So come on then, bring it on...start your name calling then..I am waiting.... get your miniscule brain churning up those nasty little words...come on, squeeze one out...
Tell me what would happen if I bumped into you
[quote][p][bold]Janch1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]allan111111[/bold] wrote: I could think of worse things to call you but the moderators of this site won't allow it[/p][/quote]I am sure you could allan111111...I bet that is all your limited vocabulary would allow really. So come on then, bring it on...start your name calling then..I am waiting.... get your miniscule brain churning up those nasty little words...come on, squeeze one out...[/p][/quote]Tell me what would happen if I bumped into you allan111111
  • Score: 0

8:15pm Wed 9 Jul 14

allan111111 says...

Janch1 wrote:
allan111111 wrote:
I could think of worse things to call you but the moderators of this site won't allow it
I am sure you could allan111111...I bet that is all your limited vocabulary would allow really. So come on then, bring it on...start your name calling then..I am waiting.... get your miniscule brain churning up those nasty little words...come on, squeeze one out...
Tell me what would happen if I bumped into you
[quote][p][bold]Janch1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]allan111111[/bold] wrote: I could think of worse things to call you but the moderators of this site won't allow it[/p][/quote]I am sure you could allan111111...I bet that is all your limited vocabulary would allow really. So come on then, bring it on...start your name calling then..I am waiting.... get your miniscule brain churning up those nasty little words...come on, squeeze one out...[/p][/quote]Tell me what would happen if I bumped into you allan111111
  • Score: -1

8:20pm Wed 9 Jul 14

allan111111 says...

Janch1 wrote:
artistpaint wrote:
Allan111111 sad **** you are hope you dont bump into me...
Allan111111 is not a pleasant chap artistpaint. He will be on to you soon! I have felt his wrath. He thinks he is funny and he isn't. Sad really. Maybe he is one of those old 70's comedians who thought animal cruelty was funny...but some of us don't.
I would never condone animal cruelty bit enjoy eating meat as part of a balanced diet
[quote][p][bold]Janch1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]artistpaint[/bold] wrote: Allan111111 sad **** you are hope you dont bump into me...[/p][/quote]Allan111111 is not a pleasant chap artistpaint. He will be on to you soon! I have felt his wrath. He thinks he is funny and he isn't. Sad really. Maybe he is one of those old 70's comedians who thought animal cruelty was funny...but some of us don't.[/p][/quote]I would never condone animal cruelty bit enjoy eating meat as part of a balanced diet allan111111
  • Score: -1

8:22pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Janch1 says...

allan111111 wrote:
Janch1 wrote:
allan111111 wrote:
I could think of worse things to call you but the moderators of this site won't allow it
I am sure you could allan111111...I bet that is all your limited vocabulary would allow really. So come on then, bring it on...start your name calling then..I am waiting.... get your miniscule brain churning up those nasty little words...come on, squeeze one out...
Tell me what would happen if I bumped into you
What would you like to happen allan????
[quote][p][bold]allan111111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Janch1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]allan111111[/bold] wrote: I could think of worse things to call you but the moderators of this site won't allow it[/p][/quote]I am sure you could allan111111...I bet that is all your limited vocabulary would allow really. So come on then, bring it on...start your name calling then..I am waiting.... get your miniscule brain churning up those nasty little words...come on, squeeze one out...[/p][/quote]Tell me what would happen if I bumped into you[/p][/quote]What would you like to happen allan???? Janch1
  • Score: -2

8:25pm Wed 9 Jul 14

EmShambles says...

Janch1 wrote:
allan111111 wrote:
Janch1 wrote:
allan111111 wrote:
I could think of worse things to call you but the moderators of this site won't allow it
I am sure you could allan111111...I bet that is all your limited vocabulary would allow really. So come on then, bring it on...start your name calling then..I am waiting.... get your miniscule brain churning up those nasty little words...come on, squeeze one out...
Tell me what would happen if I bumped into you
What would you like to happen allan????
Get a room!
[quote][p][bold]Janch1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]allan111111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Janch1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]allan111111[/bold] wrote: I could think of worse things to call you but the moderators of this site won't allow it[/p][/quote]I am sure you could allan111111...I bet that is all your limited vocabulary would allow really. So come on then, bring it on...start your name calling then..I am waiting.... get your miniscule brain churning up those nasty little words...come on, squeeze one out...[/p][/quote]Tell me what would happen if I bumped into you[/p][/quote]What would you like to happen allan????[/p][/quote]Get a room! EmShambles
  • Score: 6

8:27pm Wed 9 Jul 14

allan111111 says...

Janch1 wrote:
allan111111 wrote:
Janch1 wrote:
allan111111 wrote:
I could think of worse things to call you but the moderators of this site won't allow it
I am sure you could allan111111...I bet that is all your limited vocabulary would allow really. So come on then, bring it on...start your name calling then..I am waiting.... get your miniscule brain churning up those nasty little words...come on, squeeze one out...
Tell me what would happen if I bumped into you
What would you like to happen allan????
I wouldon't probably ring the police because of your violent ways......I feel sorry for your family having to put up with your abuse
[quote][p][bold]Janch1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]allan111111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Janch1[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]allan111111[/bold] wrote: I could think of worse things to call you but the moderators of this site won't allow it[/p][/quote]I am sure you could allan111111...I bet that is all your limited vocabulary would allow really. So come on then, bring it on...start your name calling then..I am waiting.... get your miniscule brain churning up those nasty little words...come on, squeeze one out...[/p][/quote]Tell me what would happen if I bumped into you[/p][/quote]What would you like to happen allan????[/p][/quote]I wouldon't probably ring the police because of your violent ways......I feel sorry for your family having to put up with your abuse allan111111
  • Score: -3

8:43pm Wed 9 Jul 14

JustBecause says...

allan111111 wrote:
artistpaint wrote:
Allan111111 sad **** you are hope you dont bump into me...
Why ??????
It' won't answer, whoever this is its a keyboard warrior, no balls all chat, come one artistpaint, let's see how brave you really are.

As for the rest of the idiots on here, grow up its a few birds, culled perfectly legally, talking about the RSPCA etc just shows a lack of intelligence.

I have ducks landing and **** on my roof, once I get permission to do a bit of pest control they will be dispatched into ducky heaven. Boo hoo poor ducks, rather them than my kids get some horrible medical condition off their poo....
[quote][p][bold]allan111111[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]artistpaint[/bold] wrote: Allan111111 sad **** you are hope you dont bump into me...[/p][/quote]Why ??????[/p][/quote]It' won't answer, whoever this is its a keyboard warrior, no balls all chat, come one artistpaint, let's see how brave you really are. As for the rest of the idiots on here, grow up its a few birds, culled perfectly legally, talking about the RSPCA etc just shows a lack of intelligence. I have ducks landing and **** on my roof, once I get permission to do a bit of pest control they will be dispatched into ducky heaven. Boo hoo poor ducks, rather them than my kids get some horrible medical condition off their poo.... JustBecause
  • Score: 0

8:48pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Beyond News Forum says...

Rememberscarborough wrote:
A bit of bad press from animal lovers or massive lawsuits from staff who've suffered injury and "emotional" distress from these savage attacks?

I wonder which played a bigger part in this company's decisions....
Yeah savage attacks!!! PMSL!!! Emotional distress!!! FPMSLMAO!!!

You must be quackers with statements like that... or giddy as a goose.

Personally I think United Utilities are corporate scum that have been a disaster for this towns moorland and China Gardens.
[quote][p][bold]Rememberscarborough[/bold] wrote: A bit of bad press from animal lovers or massive lawsuits from staff who've suffered injury and "emotional" distress from these savage attacks? I wonder which played a bigger part in this company's decisions....[/p][/quote]Yeah savage attacks!!! PMSL!!! Emotional distress!!! FPMSLMAO!!! You must be quackers with statements like that... or giddy as a goose. Personally I think United Utilities are corporate scum that have been a disaster for this towns moorland and China Gardens. Beyond News Forum
  • Score: -5

8:55pm Wed 9 Jul 14

bumblebeefeet says...

bloody canadians... comin over ere.. takin our water.. biting our women..
bloody canadians... comin over ere.. takin our water.. biting our women.. bumblebeefeet
  • Score: 2

8:56pm Wed 9 Jul 14

Innocent_bystander says...

It's worth pointing out that Canada geese aren't native to the UK, they defecate around 10 times an hour, once they are trapped they cannot be legally released elsewhere without a special licence: "Section 14 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 prohibits the release of Canada geese into the wild without a licence. This offence carries a penalty of a custodial sentence and/or a fine. " Because Canada geese numbers are rapidly rising, a licence is unlikely to be granted.

You can be sure United Utilities complied with best practice and the law in removing the geese, as outlined in this document from DEFRA: http://webarchive.na
tionalarchives.gov.u
k/20070101090055/def
ra.gov.uk/rds/public
ations/technical/TAN
_51.pdf

If you really wanted to take United Utilities to task, ask them why there were only two pairs of nesting hen harriers in Bowland this year, and where have all the peregrines gone.
It's worth pointing out that Canada geese aren't native to the UK, they defecate around 10 times an hour, once they are trapped they cannot be legally released elsewhere without a special licence: "Section 14 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 prohibits the release of Canada geese into the wild without a licence. This offence carries a penalty of a custodial sentence and/or a fine. " Because Canada geese numbers are rapidly rising, a licence is unlikely to be granted. You can be sure United Utilities complied with best practice and the law in removing the geese, as outlined in this document from DEFRA: http://webarchive.na tionalarchives.gov.u k/20070101090055/def ra.gov.uk/rds/public ations/technical/TAN _51.pdf If you really wanted to take United Utilities to task, ask them why there were only two pairs of nesting hen harriers in Bowland this year, and where have all the peregrines gone. Innocent_bystander
  • Score: 5

12:09am Thu 10 Jul 14

Chrome1 says...

Get real you dopies. Terrorist Zionist Israel is slaughtering innocent palestinians by the hundreds every day. Here you are effin and jeffin over a bunch of geese.
Get real you dopies. Terrorist Zionist Israel is slaughtering innocent palestinians by the hundreds every day. Here you are effin and jeffin over a bunch of geese. Chrome1
  • Score: -3

1:06am Thu 10 Jul 14

mr.mark.c says...

Chrome1 wrote:
Get real you dopies. Terrorist Zionist Israel is slaughtering innocent palestinians by the hundreds every day. Here you are effin and jeffin over a bunch of geese.
This story is about Geese not Isreal, maybe you should get real.
[quote][p][bold]Chrome1[/bold] wrote: Get real you dopies. Terrorist Zionist Israel is slaughtering innocent palestinians by the hundreds every day. Here you are effin and jeffin over a bunch of geese.[/p][/quote]This story is about Geese not Isreal, maybe you should get real. mr.mark.c
  • Score: 4

11:47am Thu 10 Jul 14

talksenseorBquiet says...

Innocent_bystander wrote:
It's worth pointing out that Canada geese aren't native to the UK, they defecate around 10 times an hour, once they are trapped they cannot be legally released elsewhere without a special licence: "Section 14 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 prohibits the release of Canada geese into the wild without a licence. This offence carries a penalty of a custodial sentence and/or a fine. " Because Canada geese numbers are rapidly rising, a licence is unlikely to be granted.

You can be sure United Utilities complied with best practice and the law in removing the geese, as outlined in this document from DEFRA: http://webarchive.na

tionalarchives.gov.u

k/20070101090055/def

ra.gov.uk/rds/public

ations/technical/TAN

_51.pdf

If you really wanted to take United Utilities to task, ask them why there were only two pairs of nesting hen harriers in Bowland this year, and where have all the peregrines gone.
someones learned to copy&paste and been busy at THE UTD UTILITIES HQ. How did you come to know these geese defecate 10xs an hour? surely you havent been busy compiling a "time & motion survey" . thank you for stating the obvious about releasing any none native species of bird life into the wild. Whats that got to do with this story? As for asking UU WHY THERES ONLY 2 PAIRS OF HEN HARRIERS BREEDING, AND NO PEREGRINES ABOUT , THEY WOULD MOST LIKELY ASK IF I HAD TAKEN MY MEDICATION TODAY.
[quote][p][bold]Innocent_bystander[/bold] wrote: It's worth pointing out that Canada geese aren't native to the UK, they defecate around 10 times an hour, once they are trapped they cannot be legally released elsewhere without a special licence: "Section 14 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 prohibits the release of Canada geese into the wild without a licence. This offence carries a penalty of a custodial sentence and/or a fine. " Because Canada geese numbers are rapidly rising, a licence is unlikely to be granted. You can be sure United Utilities complied with best practice and the law in removing the geese, as outlined in this document from DEFRA: http://webarchive.na tionalarchives.gov.u k/20070101090055/def ra.gov.uk/rds/public ations/technical/TAN _51.pdf If you really wanted to take United Utilities to task, ask them why there were only two pairs of nesting hen harriers in Bowland this year, and where have all the peregrines gone.[/p][/quote]someones learned to copy&paste and been busy at THE UTD UTILITIES HQ. How did you come to know these geese defecate 10xs an hour? surely you havent been busy compiling a "time & motion survey" . thank you for stating the obvious about releasing any none native species of bird life into the wild. Whats that got to do with this story? As for asking UU WHY THERES ONLY 2 PAIRS OF HEN HARRIERS BREEDING, AND NO PEREGRINES ABOUT , THEY WOULD MOST LIKELY ASK IF I HAD TAKEN MY MEDICATION TODAY. talksenseorBquiet
  • Score: -3

11:11pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Innocent_bystander says...

talksenseorBquiet wrote:
Innocent_bystander wrote:
It's worth pointing out that Canada geese aren't native to the UK, they defecate around 10 times an hour, once they are trapped they cannot be legally released elsewhere without a special licence: "Section 14 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 prohibits the release of Canada geese into the wild without a licence. This offence carries a penalty of a custodial sentence and/or a fine. " Because Canada geese numbers are rapidly rising, a licence is unlikely to be granted.

You can be sure United Utilities complied with best practice and the law in removing the geese, as outlined in this document from DEFRA: http://webarchive.na


tionalarchives.gov.u


k/20070101090055/def


ra.gov.uk/rds/public


ations/technical/TAN


_51.pdf

If you really wanted to take United Utilities to task, ask them why there were only two pairs of nesting hen harriers in Bowland this year, and where have all the peregrines gone.
someones learned to copy&paste and been busy at THE UTD UTILITIES HQ. How did you come to know these geese defecate 10xs an hour? surely you havent been busy compiling a "time & motion survey" . thank you for stating the obvious about releasing any none native species of bird life into the wild. Whats that got to do with this story? As for asking UU WHY THERES ONLY 2 PAIRS OF HEN HARRIERS BREEDING, AND NO PEREGRINES ABOUT , THEY WOULD MOST LIKELY ASK IF I HAD TAKEN MY MEDICATION TODAY.
@talksenseorBquiet: Just to be clear and for the benefit of me and the rest of the readers here, have you in fact taken your medication today?
[quote][p][bold]talksenseorBquiet[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Innocent_bystander[/bold] wrote: It's worth pointing out that Canada geese aren't native to the UK, they defecate around 10 times an hour, once they are trapped they cannot be legally released elsewhere without a special licence: "Section 14 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 prohibits the release of Canada geese into the wild without a licence. This offence carries a penalty of a custodial sentence and/or a fine. " Because Canada geese numbers are rapidly rising, a licence is unlikely to be granted. You can be sure United Utilities complied with best practice and the law in removing the geese, as outlined in this document from DEFRA: http://webarchive.na tionalarchives.gov.u k/20070101090055/def ra.gov.uk/rds/public ations/technical/TAN _51.pdf If you really wanted to take United Utilities to task, ask them why there were only two pairs of nesting hen harriers in Bowland this year, and where have all the peregrines gone.[/p][/quote]someones learned to copy&paste and been busy at THE UTD UTILITIES HQ. How did you come to know these geese defecate 10xs an hour? surely you havent been busy compiling a "time & motion survey" . thank you for stating the obvious about releasing any none native species of bird life into the wild. Whats that got to do with this story? As for asking UU WHY THERES ONLY 2 PAIRS OF HEN HARRIERS BREEDING, AND NO PEREGRINES ABOUT , THEY WOULD MOST LIKELY ASK IF I HAD TAKEN MY MEDICATION TODAY.[/p][/quote]@talksenseorBquiet: Just to be clear and for the benefit of me and the rest of the readers here, have you in fact taken your medication today? Innocent_bystander
  • Score: 0

12:41am Fri 11 Jul 14

Ex-BlackburnLad says...

I imagine they shall be very tasty when roasted
I imagine they shall be very tasty when roasted Ex-BlackburnLad
  • Score: -2

4:16pm Fri 11 Jul 14

Kirstyhamilton22 says...

Kill the ones down on Compton Lodges too United utilities!! I was bitten last year and had to have a tetnus jab as it had bitten my finger and broke the skin very deep which could of caused infection. You can not go down a feed them no more numerous times they've gone for my son whilst feeding them you have around 100 surrounding you!
Kill the ones down on Compton Lodges too United utilities!! I was bitten last year and had to have a tetnus jab as it had bitten my finger and broke the skin very deep which could of caused infection. You can not go down a feed them no more numerous times they've gone for my son whilst feeding them you have around 100 surrounding you! Kirstyhamilton22
  • Score: -3

11:07pm Fri 11 Jul 14

SleepingThunder says...

Kirstyhamilton22 wrote:
Kill the ones down on Compton Lodges too United utilities!! I was bitten last year and had to have a tetnus jab as it had bitten my finger and broke the skin very deep which could of caused infection. You can not go down a feed them no more numerous times they've gone for my son whilst feeding them you have around 100 surrounding you!
Don't go & feed them then, your stupidity is over whelming
do you take any responsibility for your actions or is it always someone/thing else fault. #naturalselection
[quote][p][bold]Kirstyhamilton22[/bold] wrote: Kill the ones down on Compton Lodges too United utilities!! I was bitten last year and had to have a tetnus jab as it had bitten my finger and broke the skin very deep which could of caused infection. You can not go down a feed them no more numerous times they've gone for my son whilst feeding them you have around 100 surrounding you![/p][/quote]Don't go & feed them then, your stupidity is over whelming do you take any responsibility for your actions or is it always someone/thing else fault. #naturalselection SleepingThunder
  • Score: 3

12:36am Sat 12 Jul 14

mr.mark.c says...

They are an invasive non native species, letting them breed should be against the law, just take a look at our native red Squirrels for an example, the vermin gray has taken over.
They are an invasive non native species, letting them breed should be against the law, just take a look at our native red Squirrels for an example, the vermin gray has taken over. mr.mark.c
  • Score: 0

1:31am Sat 12 Jul 14

greyhound081007 says...

Geese don't bite, they peck and it only hurts a bit for a moment. It's TEETH that hurt. Suarez BITES. I have been pecked on the bum a few times when feeding geese when one thinks he's not getting his fair share!
They are lovely birds and I am disgusted by UU's action. They should be prosecuted and the silly staff who complained of being 'bitten' should be told to keep away from them. Man does not OWN this earth; we are here o share it with all other living things.
Geese don't bite, they peck and it only hurts a bit for a moment. It's TEETH that hurt. Suarez BITES. I have been pecked on the bum a few times when feeding geese when one thinks he's not getting his fair share! They are lovely birds and I am disgusted by UU's action. They should be prosecuted and the silly staff who complained of being 'bitten' should be told to keep away from them. Man does not OWN this earth; we are here o share it with all other living things. greyhound081007
  • Score: 3

8:26am Sat 12 Jul 14

mr.mark.c says...

Kirstyhamilton22 wrote:
Kill the ones down on Compton Lodges too United utilities!! I was bitten last year and had to have a tetnus jab as it had bitten my finger and broke the skin very deep which could of caused infection. You can not go down a feed them no more numerous times they've gone for my son whilst feeding them you have around 100 surrounding you!
Good
Feeding them crappy bread deserves a good bite, it may make kids happy but it's about the nastiest thing you can feed them.
[quote][p][bold]Kirstyhamilton22[/bold] wrote: Kill the ones down on Compton Lodges too United utilities!! I was bitten last year and had to have a tetnus jab as it had bitten my finger and broke the skin very deep which could of caused infection. You can not go down a feed them no more numerous times they've gone for my son whilst feeding them you have around 100 surrounding you![/p][/quote]Good Feeding them crappy bread deserves a good bite, it may make kids happy but it's about the nastiest thing you can feed them. mr.mark.c
  • Score: 2

8:30am Sat 12 Jul 14

mr.mark.c says...

greyhound081007 wrote:
Geese don't bite, they peck and it only hurts a bit for a moment. It's TEETH that hurt. Suarez BITES. I have been pecked on the bum a few times when feeding geese when one thinks he's not getting his fair share!
They are lovely birds and I am disgusted by UU's action. They should be prosecuted and the silly staff who complained of being 'bitten' should be told to keep away from them. Man does not OWN this earth; we are here o share it with all other living things.
Really ???
You should come up to the farm and challenge the guard Geese ;)
[quote][p][bold]greyhound081007[/bold] wrote: Geese don't bite, they peck and it only hurts a bit for a moment. It's TEETH that hurt. Suarez BITES. I have been pecked on the bum a few times when feeding geese when one thinks he's not getting his fair share! They are lovely birds and I am disgusted by UU's action. They should be prosecuted and the silly staff who complained of being 'bitten' should be told to keep away from them. Man does not OWN this earth; we are here o share it with all other living things.[/p][/quote]Really ??? You should come up to the farm and challenge the guard Geese ;) mr.mark.c
  • Score: -2

7:47pm Sat 12 Jul 14

angrybirdlover says...

How disgusting. Yet again another company who have purpose built lakes
on their business site then don't like it when birds arrive on them. What did you expect!! Did you build lakes so it would look pretty, didn't you think birds would live on that habitat!Then not only do they not take advice on how to humanely and non lethally reduce the population, they get in pest controllers to kill during the breeding season and then say they have kept to the licence conditions. They need to be prosecuted and any of their customers need to complain!
How disgusting. Yet again another company who have purpose built lakes on their business site then don't like it when birds arrive on them. What did you expect!! Did you build lakes so it would look pretty, didn't you think birds would live on that habitat!Then not only do they not take advice on how to humanely and non lethally reduce the population, they get in pest controllers to kill during the breeding season and then say they have kept to the licence conditions. They need to be prosecuted and any of their customers need to complain! angrybirdlover
  • Score: 1

7:49pm Sat 12 Jul 14

angrybirdlover says...

BTW they are 'attacking staff' as they have young and are protecting their offspring, just like humans would do if they felt their children threatened. Why not just leave them alone, by feeding them you encourage them to engage with humans then complain when they do! I am SOOOOO angry about this murder.
BTW they are 'attacking staff' as they have young and are protecting their offspring, just like humans would do if they felt their children threatened. Why not just leave them alone, by feeding them you encourage them to engage with humans then complain when they do! I am SOOOOO angry about this murder. angrybirdlover
  • Score: -1

8:37pm Sat 12 Jul 14

Ardvark says...

United Utilities is only interested in profit. With a Band C property I pay £600 per year, which used to be called water rates and would have been at least half of that now if privatisation had not been instilled by the EU. Killing these geese at a time when it is illegal is nothing to them. A few back handers and greasy lunches is all they need.
United Utilities is only interested in profit. With a Band C property I pay £600 per year, which used to be called water rates and would have been at least half of that now if privatisation had not been instilled by the EU. Killing these geese at a time when it is illegal is nothing to them. A few back handers and greasy lunches is all they need. Ardvark
  • Score: 0

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