Good Deeds for Geese & Ducks Awarded with Happy Honks
We’re thrilled to share uplifting news for waterfowl from 2021 as we reflect on the year! Our National Goose Protection Coalition granted our first-ever Happy Honk Awards to Weber State University and Wasatch Domestic Waterfowl Resource to recognize collaborative efforts to rescue and rehome over 60 at-risk ducks and geese this fall.
Over the years, people have abandoned domestic ducks and geese at the pond on the Weber State University (WSU) campus and these birds have bred to create the current population. WSU does not officially care for the birds and reports that several of the animals have been hit by cars and attacked by an off-leash dog.
WSU joined forces with Wasatch Domestic Waterfowl Resource (WDWR) to safely gather 30 ducks and 34 geese while the campus’ Ada Lindquist Plaza pond was drained for maintenance. After 12 hours of combined effort, the ducks and geese were safely collected and all were adopted out to happy homes by WDWR.
Our National Goose Protection Coalition issues Happy Honk Awards to honor good deeds and recognize humane efforts by community members toward waterfowl. The coalition was formed in 2019 to help concerned citizens stop goose cruelty in their communities.
When you hear about kindness toward waterfowl, please send Happy Honk nominations to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also write to us at the same email address if you need help to stop the capture and killing of a flock near you. Learn more and find nonlethal goose stewardship strategies at: www.stopgooseabuse.org
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