Thursday, June 12, 2008

DutchNews: Church-goers & Geese-gasers

Two interesting details from yesterday's DutchNews;

Statistics of the Day: Church-goers
The Netherlands has nine million people who say they are religious, but only 20% regularly go to church, mosque or other house of worship, according to new figures from the national statistics office CBS.

Only 7% of Catholics attend weekly mass.

Geese cull
A court in Haarlem has given the green light to plans to gas 6,000 greylag geese on the island of
Texel because of the damage they cause to farmland. The aim is to reduce the number of breeding pairs on the island to 200, says news agency ANP.

Opponents of the cull say it is a waste of time.

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