Bylaw reminding people to leave animals alone

By Hayley Ferguson
June 13, 2019 - 5:02pm Updated: June 13, 2019 - 7:29pm


Medicine Hat, AB - Reports of a baby gosling being attacked and possibly killed by a group of young boys has sparked some uproar on social media.

The incident allegedly happened earlier this week during an event at Echo Dale.

Bylaw officers are aware of the social media posts but no official complaint has been filed.

At this point there are no suspects.

This is a time of year when more animals are out.

Heather Trail, municipal enforcement supervisor, wants to remind residents that torturing or tormenting an animal is a criminal offence.

“This is just another case of where people are interfering where they shouldn’t and I just want to remind everybody in our community that we do have a lot of urban wildlife and we need to give them their space.” Trail said. “I know they are not always welcomed but you know what they are here. As of late we have a lot of fawns being dropped around the city and that’s perfectly normal. Mom knows where she put baby and she will come back. And again, just stay as far away as you can and just let nature do it’s thing.”

Trail advises calling the non emergent complaint line if you see someone causing harm to an animal.


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