Grey geese (Picture: Wikimedia Commons/Hopfenpflücker - Danske dyr) - Credit: Grey geese (Picture: Wikimedia Commons/Hopfenpflücker - Danske dyr)
Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 12:06
Province won't use "neck snapper" to kill geese
Gelderland has decided against using the device designed to break geese's necks. Not because of the controversy that arose around this mysterious device, but because they found too few geese in the areas they were set to be killed. This is according to Secretary Teun Achterkamp of the Wildlife Management Unit Gelderland, AD reports. The province planned to use the so-called neck snapping device on 1,600 geese. The device caused quite a stir. The Gelderland faction of the Partij voor de Dieren and Animal Protection called the device illegal. Animal Protection even turned to the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority, NVWA, asking them to do something. According to Animal Protection the device is not on the list of ways to kill animals in the Flora and Fauna Act. But the NVWA said that there is nothing they can do. A spokesperson told the Gelderlander that the province of Gelderland is the competent authority in this matter and the province has granted exemptions of the Flora and Fauna Act. "Animal Protection can file an objection against that with the province."