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my point exactly! We often go to a park near us and there is a flock of Canada Geese there(they've gone and migrated now though) and they sometimes have babies.
It all started when one of the geese had a fishing line stuck in its beak. We called RSPCA and RSPB but they didn't do anything but EVENTUALLY they got it out. After that we saw them every day with their babies, and they actually got so tame that they would let you stroke them and they would come up onto our laps. One day we caught some boys throwing stones at the geese so my dad shouted at them and they ran away. Then we read something on the daily mail that said they were going to cull Canada geese for christmas dinners and all this spiel about how they are a health hazard and poo everywhere, and that they are very aggressive birds, especially when they have goslings. Well, that's not true for a start, because these had goslings and both the parents and the babies were unbelievably tame. After reading this we found out that they had gone, we thought they had been shot. But this year, they came back with their new babies. The goslings were wary at first but the parents actually ENCOURAGED them to trust us. They are lovely birds and shouldn't be killed, it is absolutely disgusting.