Skip to comments.Geese to feed homeless (Common sense ideas at work)
Posted on 06/16/2011 8:37:56 AM PDT by NowApproachingMidnight
New York City plans to send geese captured around its airports to a Pennsylvania slaughterhouse and then distribute them to food banks there.
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“Would you like a little Goose-liver Pate’ with that?”
They should do the same thing with dogs at animal shelters.
I have been advocating an open season day (not necessarily with guns in the suburban/urban areas) on Canada geese for years. It is crazy to have all these giant packages of meat fouling our every walk way. They need culling.
A few Canada geese are charming and nice. A few hundred is a serious nuisance. You can’t use any field for anything; you can’t walk anywhere.
I’d make the homeless catch the things themselves. A little exercise would probably be good for them. Plus, they would have the satisfaction of earning their dinner.
But, cat has a delightful texture.
We should do the same thing here with Muscovy ducks.....................
Broiled Breast of Wild Goose
~ 2 - 8lb. geese
~ 3 tsp. grated onion
~ 4 tbsp. grated carrots
~ 2 bay leaves
~ 1/2 tsp. marjoram
~ 1 tsp. sage, crushed
~ 1 tsp salt
~ 1/2 tsp. pepper
~ 2 cups white wine
Carefully remove the breasts from the bone. Remove the skin.
In a large dish, combine the remaining ingredients. Marinate the breasts in the mixture for at least 8 hours. Turning occasionally. Remove the breasts and pat dry.
Place on broiling rack and broil each side for 11 minutes.
This isn’t China
“They should do the same thing with dogs at animal shelters”
-Not enough homeless Koreans.
The recipients are not going to want wild goose. That is a far cry from chicken nuggets. Seriously, goose, particularly wild goose, does not appeal to most people used to bland, generic processed food.
♫ Kill the geese,
feed the poor
’till there are no geese no more
LOL...what's good for the goose is good for the grifter ;-)
What about pigeons?.........squab is nice..............
In re: dogs, if they are euthanized in large numbers, and then what, incinerated? It seems to me a waste.
I know, we have cultural taboos against eating dog here. I don’t want to eat dog.
However I would if I were starving. So I wonder if dog could be used more humanely than incineration. People are dropping dead from lack of food every day on this planet while we incinerate dogs.
I'd like to see that.
But how is a goose going to hold a spoon to feed the homeless?
And then the homeless can cook ‘em right up in their Viking stainless steel ovens.
The goose meat is poisoned by the inhalation of jet fumes. Watch for the class action suits.
It's not much worse then Toy Poodles crapping on a two foot strip of grass in front of a $$$high rise$$$ apartment building. Bad in the winter time, worse come spring. Cities are no place to keep animals of any sort.
Fire stairwells also become common sewers because Fi-Fi can't hold it for a thirty story ride in the elevator. Bah!
Direct the hungry to the nearest wind turbine farm.
They can pick up the shredded poultry downstream.
Another “green” benefit for the victims of the Baraqqi Depression.
Till PETA steps in.....
They should do the same thing with dogs at animal shelters-—
Do you by any chance have a receipe for Roasting the whole bird?
“Id make the homeless catch the things themselves.”
I once saw a person whom I considered to be a likely recipient of public assistance trying to stuff a live one in the trunk of her car. I had to commend her for her effort in feeding her family and cleaning up a public nuisance, in addition to providing me with some much needed entertainment.
Will they feed them on a fattening up diet for a few weeks before slaughter? They tend to be a little on the lean side.
If they don't like it, they can get off their collective ass, earn some money, and buy themselves food more to their liking.
Or they can learn to eat goose.
Simmer the remainder of the carcass to make a soup stock.
Wow, what a seriously good idea. Declaring open season on geese would help to fill quite a few freezers. May be better to have the harvest handled professionally - would hate to see what would happen if the homeless were issued machetes and told to fend for themselves.
I have a buddy that served in Korea. He says that occasionally he still gets a hankering for dog.
The problem is it will just go to waste, cost a lot of money, and the winos, addicts and drifters will just get their chicken nuggets on top of the discarded geese.
I’ve been hunting Canada Geese in WI since the late 80’s.
In my experience, only younger birds are suitable for roasting. Older birds - and they can live to be 20 years or longer - are tough as shoe leather. Most of the time I cut out the breast meat, thighs, and legs, and have the local smokehouse turn the meat into sausage sticks which taste as good as venison sausage.
I would think that the ‘needy’ people of NY would prefer good sausage, as well.
One goose egg is equal to two and a half chicken eggs. No difference in taste, scrambled or fried. I have duck eggs that are about 1 and a half the size of chicken eggs. Smoked Canadian goose is excellent.
I remember walking down a street in Manhattan years ago and seeing this guy, sitting in the open passenger side door of a station wagon, feeding breadcrumbs to a small flock of pigeons on the sidewalk in front of him. All of a sudden, he pulls out this net and throws it over the pigeons. He must have scooped up 20-30 of them, threw them into the back of the station wagon and quickly drove off.
I always wondered if they wound up in some fancy NYC restaurant as squab.
From where will they get their chicken nuggets?
That's awesome! I agree, kudos to her!
Did you read where this is going on?
Back in the early 70’s when I lived and worked in Manhattan I watched a guy across the street scatter something around on the sidewalk then duck into an alley. It must have been some kind of food attractive to pigeons, because a dozen or so of them were on it in a matter of minutes.
When they were concentrating on feeding, the guy popped out of the alley with a large, long handled fisherman’s landing net and netted at least 5 or 6 of them.
Seems they were setting out bait in the alley, trapping wild ducks, and slaughtering them in the kitchen.
Too much authenticity?
Maybe that processor put in the lowest bid?
Are chicken nuggets given away free of charge in New York City? If so, by whom?
“Seriously, goose, particularly wild goose, does not appeal to most people used to bland, generic processed food.”
I don’t think they have as strong a taste as turkey. Used to get several every year. Odd note;
I have a green Highlander. The geese don’t fear it. They step in front of it and refuse to move. But last winter, I drove towards them with the front of my car covered in nice white snow. They freaked out, and couldn’t get airborne fast enough! Musta thought my car was a polar bear or white fox. Big green, moving things don’t seem to register with their genes.
Wild turkey hunters I know say that only the breast is tender enough to be palatable. The same is probably true for wild goose.
Hmm...animals seem to have a collective instinct to choose locales where they know they will be safe. If the Canada geese start to disappear from one area, will that make the survivors decamp for safer environs?
Anyway, a good use for wild meat and it helps to clean the place up a little too.
Re my #39- I wonder if it was the same guy?
Re my #39- I wonder if it was the same guy? Mine was on Second Avenue between 79th and 80th.
“When they were concentrating on feeding, the guy popped out of the alley with a large, long handled fishermans landing net and netted at least 5 or 6 of them.”
There was dismay some years ago in Jackson Square in New Orleans, where one of these guys caught a pigeon and began to eat it, raw and still twitching right there in the middle of the tourist throng. The incident got even more attention than the clown’s overdose, where he was loaded in to the ambulance with the last view of him being his big yellow shoes.
Goose is very fatty. Bloomberg’s health nazis will never allow this, because it would be like poisoning the homeless.
Just watch — that will be the objection.