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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Cormorants Get Culled Too

Too many double-crested cormorants in Middle Island (one of the Toronto islands in Ontario) led to a culling by Parks Canada last spring.

And although animal protection groups continue to strongly oppose the culling, one activist agreed that Parks Canada staff followed procedures and were mindful of the cormorants' environment.

"The most humane way, of course, is to leave (the cormorants) alone. We've made our position clear and that hasn't changed," said Liz White of Animal Alliance and Cormorant Defenders International. "But to their absolute credit, (park staff) did what they said they would do. They carried out the cull carefully ... maintaining all the practices they agreed to."

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