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Feedback at 5:00: Should Michigan DNR Kill Mute Swans?

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For Friday's Feedback at 5:00:

Earlier this week, a West Michigan county approved a plan to allow the state Department of Natural Resources to kill mute swans.

Barry County made the move this week to give the DNR access to lakes and waterways to kill the animals.

Recently in Northern Michigan, the DNR killed an aggressive male mute swan on Silver Lake.

The birds are considered an invasive and destructive species, and because of them, the native Trumpeter Swan is dying off. There are around 15,500 mute swans statewide, and the DNR wants to reduce that number to less than 2,000 by 2030.

Tonight's Feedback at 5:00:  What do you think of Barry County's decision? Do you think killing the swans is necessary, or should the DNR consider non-lethal management?

 

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