Canada goose left to die after being shot by crossbow


B00Mer
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Canada goose left to die after being shot by crossbow



It could be the luckiest bird in B.C.

A Canada goose has miraculously survived an illegal crossbow attack that left it with a bolt sunk deep inside its chest.

A woman found the injured bird floating on Lake Cowichan Thursday and rushed it to a Nanaimo veterinarian’s office for emergency surgery to remove the bolt.

“It was close to the windpipe, close to some arteries, it was very close to a couple of the bones in the wing, but didn’t hit anything major,” said Dr. Ken Langelier. “It was simple as a quick pluck.”

There are several areas in the Cowichan Valley where shooting a goose with a bow and arrow is legal, but the weapon used on the goose appears to be a crossbow bolt – an illegal form of hunting geese in B.C.

Rescue workers have also spoken out against whoever pulled the trigger, saying the animal was inhumanely left to die.

“They can be a bit of a pest at times, but at the same time this is their habitat. They’re a natural species and we don’t’ want to see them suffering,” said Robyn Radcliffe of the Raptor Rescue Society.

“If somebody ignorant has done this, it behooves us to do our best to try and fix it,” Langelier said.

Rescue workers say conservation officers are aware of the case and are looking into it.

source: Goose left to die after being shot by crossbow in Lake Cowichan | CTV Vancouver Island News
 
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bill barilko
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Vermin
 
AnnaG
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Vermin. That is exactly what I think of people that shoot critters and leave them wounded, even nuisance critters like geese.
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by bill barilko View Post

Vermin

I hope you are referring to the perpetrator!

Quote: Originally Posted by AnnaG View Post

Vermin. That is exactly what I think of people that shoot critters and leave them wounded, even nuisance critters like geese.

That goes beyond cruelty to the point of crass stupidity!
 
Frankiedoodle
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To me, this is on the same level as those who kill small animals, for fun. How does a (questionable in this case) do this to another living being.
 
Dixie Cup
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We were camping one year where there's a Duck's Unlimited quarry (for lack of a better work) and as I was taking my dog for a walk came across a goose that had a broken wing. It was obviously in distress so I went to the manager of the park and told them that I thought we should do something like take it to a vet or something. But nope - leave it alone - some creature will come along and put it out of its misery (i.e. coyote). I didn't thing it would be a very fair fight though and I went back to our trailer and cried and cried - poor hubby didn't know what to do with me. I couldn't understand why no one would help the poor bird.


I thought it was so inhumane. Next day, the goose was gone. I'll never forget that.


Dixie

Quote: Originally Posted by Dixie Cup View Post

We were camping one year where there's a Duck's Unlimited quarry (for lack of a better word) and as I was taking my dog for a walk came across a goose that had a broken wing. It was obviously in distress so I went to the manager of the park and told them that I thought we should do something like take it to a vet or something. But nope - leave it alone - some creature will come along and put it out of its misery (i.e. coyote). I didn't thing it would be a very fair fight though and I went back to our trailer and cried and cried - poor hubby didn't know what to do with me. I couldn't understand why no one would help the poor bird.


I thought it was so inhumane. Next day, the goose was gone. I'll never forget that.


Dixie


oops that should be word
 
DaSleeper
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It's just nature! some must die so others can survive!
 
davesmom
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Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeper View Post

It's just nature! some must die so others can survive!

That's true but there's no need for humans to help nature along. Every creature has the same right to exist as humans have, the same capacity to feel pain. People who hurt animals are monsters.
If an animal has to be killed by humans t should be done quickly and painlessly. In nature, let nature look after itself.
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by davesmom View Post

That's true but there's no need for humans to help nature along. Every creature has the same right to exist as humans have, the same capacity to feel pain. People who hurt animals are monsters.
If an animal has to be killed by humans t should be done quickly and painlessly. In nature, let nature look after itself.

Basically!
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by davesmom View Post

That's true but there's no need for humans to help nature along. Every creature has the same right to exist as humans have, the same capacity to feel pain. People who hurt animals are monsters.
If an animal has to be killed by humans t should be done quickly and painlessly. In nature, let nature look after itself.

I think he was referring to Dixie's goose with the broken wing rather than the OP.
 
Ludlow
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Sociophathy
 
mentalfloss
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Lucky would not be a word used to describe lingering pain and suffering.
 
Ludlow
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As I recall , in Arizona if you harm a bald Eagle you'll do jail time and pay a hefty fine.
 
DaSleeper
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Quote: Originally Posted by davesmom View Post

That's true but there's no need for humans to help nature along. Every creature has the same right to exist as humans have, the same capacity to feel pain. People who hurt animals are monsters.
If an animal has to be killed by humans t should be done quickly and painlessly. In nature, let nature look after itself.

What he said.....
Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiing View Post

I think he was referring to Dixie's goose with the broken wing rather than the OP.

 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by Ludlow View Post

As I recall , in Arizona if you harm a bald Eagle you'll do jail time and pay a hefty fine.

Any bird of prey in damn near everywhere in North America is off limits.

Wounding an animal and leaving it to die is juvenile. In that I'm saying it was more than likely stupid teens.

Giving critters rights parallel to human is over the top.

Bugs are animals yet we all kill bugs even when there is no need. Do you want to do time for offing a mosquito?
 
MHz
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Save a critter but demand 1.8B Muslims get exterminated (due it false fears) shows how sensible we really are.
 
petros
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Kill them before they kill you.
 
Ludlow
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Any bird of prey in damn near everywhere in North America is off limits.

Wounding an animal and leaving it to die is juvenile. In that I'm saying it was more than likely stupid teens.

Giving critters rights parallel to human is over the top.

Bugs are animals yet we all kill bugs even when there is no need. Do you want to do time for offing a mosquito?

The point was made. It's cruel to kill an innocent animal for no reason. Your other comments you can stuff.
 
MHz
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Kill them before they kill you.

At least we now know who the insane one is.
 
DaSleeper
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Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

Save a critter but demand 1.8B Muslims get exterminated (due it false fears) shows how sensible we really are.

Do you have to make every thread you post in about muslims?
Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

At least we now know who the insane one is.

We do!
 
AnnaG
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Quote: Originally Posted by Ludlow View Post

As I recall , in Arizona if you harm a bald Eagle you'll do jail time and pay a hefty fine.

It is illegal to intentionally harm raptors around here, too. There are plenty of wild turkey, grouse, geese, ducks, mergansers, etc. around so killing raptors is viewed as killing for sport.

Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

Save a critter but demand 1.8B Muslims get exterminated (due it false fears) shows how sensible we really are.

Speaking of being juvenile - you just have to introduce stuff in a topic that has bugger all to do with it. Muslims have sfa to do with wounded geese, jackass.
 
MHz
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Quote: Originally Posted by DaSleeper View Post

Do you have to make every thread you post in about muslims?

Apparently, it was put in to show that this place is somewhat hypocritical. If it starts tongues like yours wagging then it has stimulated feedback, debate was the intended goal. Not much to debate in your post or in pete's. One post is hardy a thread changer, you are still the king of irrelevant posts so your title is safe.

Quote: Originally Posted by AnnaG View Post

Speaking of being juvenile - you just have to introduce stuff in a topic that has bugger all to do with it. Muslims have sfa to do with wounded geese, jackass.

You forget where you are, Muslims are always on topic around here, some even view them as vermin and deserve that level of caring.
 
Ludlow
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Quote: Originally Posted by AnnaG View Post

It is illegal to intentionally harm raptors around here, too. There are plenty of wild turkey, grouse, geese, ducks, mergansers, etc. around so killing raptors is viewed as killing for sport.

Speaking of being juvenile - you just have to introduce stuff in a topic that has bugger all to do with it. Muslims have sfa to do with wounded geese, jackass.

that prick needs counseling his thoughts run like a leaky A$$
 
MHz
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"even nuisance critters like geese." Perhaps your view is actually quite wrong, what makes them being alive a nuisance? Feel free to use more than 5 words if you can.

Quote: Originally Posted by Ludlow View Post

that prick needs counseling his thoughts run like a leaky A$$

lol, feel free to take up your own challenge. Talk about the blind leading the blind, if that statement doesn't apply to every member here then you need to take a good look around.
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

"even nuisance critters like geese."

Terrorist Muzzie Goose overpopulation is directly linked to "Climate Change":

 
Ludlow
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Quote: Originally Posted by AnnaG View Post

It is illegal to intentionally harm raptors around here, too. There are plenty of wild turkey, grouse, geese, ducks, mergansers, etc. around so killing raptors is viewed as killing for sport.

Speaking of being juvenile - you just have to introduce stuff in a topic that has bugger all to do with it. Muslims have sfa to do with wounded geese, jackass.

Incidentally I've tried the wild turkey out in the Ozarks. Fried it like chicken because all the locals raved about how much better it was than the store bought birds. They,,,,as usual,,,were full of shyt. Maybe I'm just use to the butterballs.
 
MHz
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I'm guessing the increase is in 'snow geese' rather than Canadian geese as they all head for Mexico for the winter. It's like Canadians wintering in Miami as both are called, 'the other white meat'.

Quote: Originally Posted by Ludlow View Post

They,,,,as usual,,,were full of shyt. Maybe I'm just use to the butterballs.

How do you know that?? You are guessing something into a fact unless you served them a butterball and they said it was much better.
 
Ludlow
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Quote: Originally Posted by MHz View Post

I'm guessing the increase is in 'snow geese' rather than Canadian geese as they all head for Mexico for the winter. It's like Canadians wintering in Miami as both are called, 'the other white meat'.


How do you know that?? You are guessing something into a fact unless you served them a butterball and they said it was much better.

Don't have a fvkin clue what you're talking about. I was addressing the lady no need to chime in with your weirdness.

You make no sense 75% of the time.
 
MHz
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Quote: Originally Posted by Ludlow View Post

Don't have a fvkin clue what you're talking about. I was addressing the lady no need to chime in with your weirdness.

You make no sense 75% of the time.

Not the first term I would use considering she views me as being a jackass.
As for your predicament, try looking at you as being the defective part as you seem to be disagreeing with something because you don't understand the argument rather than taking the time to understand it and then disagreeing with it. That's pretty standard around here with a lot of the members.

As for your rating it is below 50% and even lower in the Christian topics so don't pat your own back too hard just yet.
 
Ludlow
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What in the flying frig are you blathering about. This is just a website with people discussing issues. Get some help with your delusions sir and try to not blow shyt out of proportion.

What the fvck are you doing making this shyt your primary function in life?

Oh,,and as far as your religion is concerned, I am not in your cult so don't be surprised if I withhold certain things as to not rattle your cage. I don't worship your authority, which is a collection of books written by men.
 

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