2006 Press Releases (pdf format):
Ontario Hunters with Dogs Will Be Charged
Tuesday December 19, 2006: Sport hunting on private property clearly marked “no trespassing” or “no hunting” is illegal, and this also applies to hunting dogs according to the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources.
Pizza Pizza and the Great Lakes
Toronto, Monday November 20, 2006: Pizza Pizza’s communication staff were ordered mute last week when asked about their partnership with the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters (OFAH) and sponsorship of the Ringwood Fish Hatchery in Ringwood Ontario. This fish hatchery has been leased to the OFAH by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and produces pacific salmon and rainbow trout for release into the Great Lakes.
Government and Police Action Illegal During Cormorant Cull
Toronto, November 16 2006: Activists opposed to the culling of double-crested cormorants at Presqu'ile Provincial Park near Belleville, Ontario have asked that Premier Dalton McGuinty and the Ontario Provincial Police Professional Standards Bureau to authorize an investigation into the likely illegal activities of the Ministry of Natural Resources and the Brighton OPP Detachment.
The Most Terrifying Event In Ontario – The Deer Hunting Season
Toronto, November 13, 2006: What other event can you recall that is so frightening that you are afraid to go for a walk in the woods on a beautiful autumn day, keep your children from playing outside on your own property, or cause such a rash of car collisions that driving becomes much more dangerous.
Ontario’s Hypocrisy on Invasive Species
Toronto, August 18, 2006: While it is widely acknowledged that invasive species pose one of the greatest threats to preserving natural ecosystems, yesterday’s announcement by the McGuinty government to stop the introduction of invasive species into the Great Lakes needs a serious reality check.
1414 Dead Birds At Presqu'ile - Exclusion Zone Illegal
Toronto, May 24 2006: Most of the 1414 nesting Double-crested Cormorants shot last week at Presqu'ile Provincial Park near Belleville, Ontario were killed on Monday May 15 in an all day shooting spree. This was made possible by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) who enforced a 2.2 kilometre exclusion zone around High Bluff Island - the location of the bird colony where three thousands nesting cormorants will be culled this year
Ontario To Expand Cormorant Cull At Presqu’ile Provincial Park
Toronto: Thursday, May 11, 2006: All evidence points to an expanded cormorant culling program at Presqu’ile Provincial Park near Belleville, Ontario until 2007, including shooting birds during the fall migration. This year was originally intended as the last year in a three year culling program.
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources: Ministry of No Results
Toronto, Tuesday March 14 2006: The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources has commissioned another “scientific” review of their controversial cull of Double-crested Cormorants at Presqu’ile Provincial Park, near Belleville, Ontario. The final recommendation is another year of shooting.
Visitors Abandon Presqu'ile Provincial Park
Toronto, May 3, 2006: Ever since Dalton McGuinty approved a plan to kill thousands of nesting Double-crested Cormorants at Presqu'ile Provincial Park near Belleville Ontario, visitors to the park have dropped by more than 20,000 or approximately 10% over the last three years. The program to "manage" Double-crested Cormorants at Presqu'ile began in 2003.