WASHINGTON - Along the Anacostia River in Anacostia Park hungry Canada
geese live year-round, eating new plants in the wetlands as fast as
Now environmentalists and animal rights activists are squaring off
over what should be done about them.
Environmental groups, such as the Sierra Club, say the number of geese
should be reduced.
Stephanie Boyles, a wildlife biologist with the People for the Ethical
Treatment of Animals, says roundups are incredibly cruel.
"They separate lifetime mates from each other and from their goslings,
and they basically have to sit and watch each other die."