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Four Canada Geese Mutilated in Naperville

The Headline: Four Canada Geese Mutilated in NapervilleThe Summary: The Chicago based station/website WBBM780 reports that a person made a "grisly discovery" of 4 dead geese that had been "mutilated" with their "chest cavities missing." Although the story has since been changed, the original story (which has since been removed from the site) posted on Dec. 30 treated the discovery like a crime scene, and said that officials "were completing their investigation into the apparent slaughter." The original story also said that "Canada geese were among the first animals and plants to be protected under the Endangered Species Act of 1973," and that although "by 2001 [Canada geese] were considered recovered," it is "still illegal to hunt them." An updated story posted later that day said that Canada geese are legal to hunt, and that it may have been hunters that killed the geese.

January 04, 2010