| New Zealand News | Friday February 17 2012 5:58
The clubbing to death of 12,000 Canada Geese is being labelled "barbaric".
The birds were culled under a DOC funded operation in Canterbury after breeding out of control.
Bird Rescue Trust manager Lyn MacDonald is bewildered the geese had to be killed in such a way.
She says there are more humane ways to deal with the problem, like having vets put the birds down.