As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Monday 6 June 2016

Local MPP supports cull of nuisance bird

Posted on 6/3/2016 9:27 AM

A Niagara area MPP has come out in support of a proposal to allow for a cull of a bird considered a nuisance by anglers.

The bill to cull the doubled crested cormorant population in Ontario received second ready in the legislature yesterday.

Niagara West MPP Tim Hudak says he supports the idea of a cull after talking to local anglers, and retired experts and conservationists with the Natural Resources Ministry.

Hudak says cormorants have a significant impact on other, more fragile, birds, as well as the fishing industry because of their appetite for game fish and their toxic guano which kills trees and other vegetation.

The MPP noting they are considered a nuisance bird by many outdoor enthusiasts.

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