Tweets alert to Canada geese cull

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MEMBERS of the public have expressed their concern via the social media site Twitter about a planned cull of Canada geese at a holiday park.

Pine Lake resort at Carnforth, which offers families and couples stays in log cabins, watersports and entertainment, will be culling geese to control the population.

Twitter user @animal_paws wrote: “Pine Lake Resort, Dock Acres, Carnforth, Lancashire, are shooting geese.”

Twitter user @Debbie_Connolly retweeted the comment along with other users.

Pine Lake resort is only a few miles away from the RSPB Leighton Moss nature reserve, the largest reed bed in the North of England, which is a paradise for birds from all over the world, and birdwatchers.

Ornithologist Pete Marsh said: “The numbers on Pine Lake have actually gone down since the resort requested people not to feed them.

“It (the cull) is a complete waste of money because it creates a gap for a few more.

“There can’t be more than six to ten birds there now.”

A spokesperson for the RSPCA said: “We have spoken with the contractor who is carrying out the cull under General License to voice our concerns but providing they are complying with the law there’s nothing we can do legally. If we hear of any animal welfare concerns we will investigate further.”

It is ‘open season’ for Canada geese between September 1 and January 31.

Diamond Resorts, which owns Pine Lake resort in Carnforth, was not available for comment at the time of going to press.