GASTONIA, N.C. — A animal advocate group is complaining to the Gaston County Commission about the euthanasia of 144 Canadian geese from a park in June.
According to the Charlotte Observer, on Tuesday the group will present county commissioners with a petition with 5,000 signatures asking for the removal of Parks Director Cathy Hart.
Hart told the Observer in June that the parks department killed the geese only after several other nonlethal efforts to remove them didn’t work.
The citizens group sought the help of the Humane Society of Eastern North Carolina in compiling an investigative report they say uncovered deception on the part of Hart and the parks advisory board in regard to the removal of the geese.
It was reported that Hart said the geese were removed from the 90-acre Dallas Park because they were a public nuisance.
Hart would not comment on the situation.
Read more: The Charlotte Observer