Skip to comments.Thousands of airport geese slaughtered, donated to food pantries in past four years
Posted on 09/17/2017 6:46:29 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
Its tarmac-to-table dining.
The Canada Geese that plague the citys airports may have a bullseye on their backs but theyve been a bounty for food banks in the past four years, the Daily News has learned.
The federal agency in charge of trapping the geese to prevent bird strikes on airplanes in New York has quietly donated thousands of the captured fowl to slaughterhouses for human consumption. Those processing plants give them to food pantries.
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Goose Lives Matter!
As a lot of stories pointed out in earlier years, Canada Geese didn’t fly up that way until the greenies started raising young ones in different places further East down South. They used to only fly up the middle of the country.
But geese have a habit of returning to where they were born.
Goose livers matter!
A former client who I found a good job for sent me a smoked goose for Christmas one year. Unbelievable.
Will PETA stage mass protests? Will the “celebrities” all join in?
I bet it cost them 15 dollars a bird just to kill them knowing our government.
This is NOT a good program. And this crap about "feeding the hungry" through food pantries is pure baloney. Who wants to eat the flesh of birds which have been exposed to jet fuel, boat residues, pesticides, etc.? No, the garbage about food pantries is just to put a bit of thin window dressing on a very cruel program.
The Canada geese were always voted a favorite bird by my biology students when we took field trips to Jamaica Bay. How could I explain to them that the birds they admired, particularly the babies, would be rounded up and slaughtered at the end of the summer?
His group says the citys airports should invest in better radar systems to avoid bird-plane collisions not kill the animals.
How is better radar going to avoid bird strikes?
Birds do not file flight plans. Nor do they fly predictable routes. They change direction without notice.
A flock on the ground this minute can be in the air the next minute for no particular reason.
Radar is pretty darned good right now. It is not that the birds do not show up on radar that is the issue.
What about the Foie Gras?
They may be your students’ favorite bird, but they have become pests. In my wife’s hometown in N. Illinois, their droppings befoul the lake beaches so much that no one can use them. Because they are “migratory” waterfowl (who no longer migrate) they are protected by treaty and federal law, so the locals cannot really do anything about them. And if they choose to live near airports, they are a threat to human life.
Glad I read the article. Goose cheeseburgers come highly recommended.
Didn’t know they were good to eat.
Mickey plays you music to weep to.
USDA murder squads?
Are you for real?
Maybe enough radar to microwave them out of the air?
Canadian Geese are varmits, and deserve to be treated as such!
I’m glad those pests are being put to good use.
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