The Mute Swan Society is dedicated to sharing evidence-based and ethical perspectives on these birds and to dispelling misinformation and myths.
Mute Swans have been scapegoated for damaging wetland habitat and for reducing the territory and food sources available for other waterfowl.
“Mute Swan Management” sounds innocent enough but actually entails conservation authorities coating the swans’ eggs in oil to cut off the oxygen that passes through the shell.
Mute Swans have strong, loyal pair bonds and mate for life. They are also devoted parents who raise their young together.
the Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters is actively lobbying the federal government to remove these birds from the Migratory Birds Convention Act (1917) and the government is considering it.
A literature review and discussion document and our submission regarding the Proposed removal of Mute Swans from the Migratory Birds Convention Act