It's time Propane Cannons
were Banned in British Columbia
the Cannons group
is dedicated to stopping extreme noise abuse from blueberry farms in
the Fraser Valley of British Columbia, Canada. These farms use
((( EXCEPTIONALLY LOUD ))) bird
scare devices called propane cannons in an attempt to keep birds away
from their berry crops.
The noise from propane cannons profoundly affects our lives, our well being, and our
enjoyment of property. We would like to see the use of propane cannons stopped in more
populated areas of the Fraser Valley.
A number of groups have studied the effectiveness of propane cannons and they all conclude
that cannons are ineffective, but many farms continue to use cannons as their primary bird deterrent method,
annoying all those who live nearby.
There are alternatives that growers could use that are equally as effective as cannons,
but these facts are ignored by BC Blueberry Council member farms, and
Ministry of Agriculture staff members. They just don't give a darn about farm neighbours.
If you are a victim of propane cannon noise, please explore our website further. Learn more about the impact of the noise
on your hearing and your health. Then if you decide that you want a little peace and quiet in your life,
if you are concerned about your health and well being, or if you just feel imposed upon by a noisy disrespectful
send us an e-mail at:
Propane Cannons have been in the news a lot lately. In January, 2013, the propane cannon situation in Langley was discussed on the CBC News
with Tony Parsons. Last May the CBC News covered a propane cannon situation in Vernon BC. And recently, BC Blueberry Spokesperson and cannon advocate Mike Makara
spoke his mind on Global TV about rural Langley residents who oppose the use of cannons.
(A short commercial precedes the CBC News videos.)
Propane Cannon blasts exceed 125 decibels (some as loud as 146db)
Each cannon fires over 350 blasts per day
Blueberry farms often use several cannons
The noise starts in June and continues until October
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