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Geese to feed homeless (Common sense ideas at work)
NBC ^ | 6/15/11 | Ap

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcnewyork.com ...


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: food; geese; homeless; shelter
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1 posted on 06/16/2011 8:38:02 AM PDT by NowApproachingMidnight
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

“Would you like a little Goose-liver Pate’ with that?”


2 posted on 06/16/2011 8:40:32 AM PDT by tpmintx (Liberalism=Envy, backed by Governmental authority. [I'm green; are you?])
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

They should do the same thing with dogs at animal shelters.


3 posted on 06/16/2011 8:40:35 AM PDT by SC DOC
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

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.


4 posted on 06/16/2011 8:41:03 AM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

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.


5 posted on 06/16/2011 8:42:39 AM PDT by TruthBeforeAll
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To: SC DOC
Oh, that was just wrong.

But, cat has a delightful texture.

6 posted on 06/16/2011 8:42:53 AM PDT by WakeUpAndVote
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

We should do the same thing here with Muscovy ducks.....................


7 posted on 06/16/2011 8:43:29 AM PDT by Red Badger (Nothing is a 'right' if someone has to give it to you................)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

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.


8 posted on 06/16/2011 8:43:56 AM PDT by NowApproachingMidnight (purple durple lips)
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To: SC DOC

This isn’t China


9 posted on 06/16/2011 8:44:37 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: SC DOC

“They should do the same thing with dogs at animal shelters”

-Not enough homeless Koreans.


10 posted on 06/16/2011 8:44:44 AM PDT by NowApproachingMidnight (purple durple lips)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

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.


11 posted on 06/16/2011 8:44:51 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight
wait! I know this tune:

Kill the geese,
    feed the poor
    ’till there are no geese no more

12 posted on 06/16/2011 8:45:32 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (From her lips to the voters' ears: Debbie Wasserman Schultz: ‘We own the economy’ June 15, 2011)
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To: TruthBeforeAll
"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."

LOL...what's good for the goose is good for the grifter ;-)

13 posted on 06/16/2011 8:45:59 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: SC DOC

What about pigeons?.........squab is nice..............


14 posted on 06/16/2011 8:46:12 AM PDT by Red Badger (Nothing is a 'right' if someone has to give it to you................)
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To: WakeUpAndVote; NowApproachingMidnight

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.

Just sayin’.


15 posted on 06/16/2011 8:46:15 AM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight
I find it interesting that NYC has to send the birds to PA to be butchered. I guess it is on more sign of the weakness of NYC to get things done because of regulations or the the Meat Packing district is dead.


16 posted on 06/16/2011 8:48:39 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight
Geese to feed homeless

I'd like to see that.

But how is a goose going to hold a spoon to feed the homeless?

17 posted on 06/16/2011 8:49:23 AM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

And then the homeless can cook ‘em right up in their Viking stainless steel ovens.


18 posted on 06/16/2011 8:49:57 AM PDT by Blue Ink
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

The goose meat is poisoned by the inhalation of jet fumes. Watch for the class action suits.


19 posted on 06/16/2011 8:51:15 AM PDT by Cheburashka (Democratic Underground: The Hogwarts of stupid.)
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To: Persevero
It is crazy to have all these giant packages of meat fouling our every walk way.

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!

Regards,
GtG

20 posted on 06/16/2011 8:51:42 AM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: TruthBeforeAll

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.


21 posted on 06/16/2011 8:52:56 AM PDT by nascarnation
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To: NowApproachingMidnight
New York City plans to send geese captured around its airports to a Pennsylvania slaughterhouse and then distribute them to food banks there.

Till PETA steps in.....

22 posted on 06/16/2011 8:53:26 AM PDT by NRA1995 (Obama couldn't run a lemonade stand, much less a country. Away with him!)
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To: SC DOC

They should do the same thing with dogs at animal shelters-—


What a creepy thing to say.


23 posted on 06/16/2011 8:54:19 AM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

MMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!


24 posted on 06/16/2011 8:58:42 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman ("...; because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee,... "Hosea 4:6)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

Do you by any chance have a receipe for Roasting the whole bird?


25 posted on 06/16/2011 9:00:53 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman ("...; because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee,... "Hosea 4:6)
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To: TruthBeforeAll

“I’d 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.


26 posted on 06/16/2011 9:01:34 AM PDT by henkster (Ethanol belongs in a beer can, not a gas tank.)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

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.


27 posted on 06/16/2011 9:05:10 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Psalm 144
The recipients are not going to want wild goose.

Tough.

It's free.

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.

28 posted on 06/16/2011 9:05:34 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight
Carefully remove the breasts from the bone. Remove the skin.

Simmer the remainder of the carcass to make a soup stock.

29 posted on 06/16/2011 9:07:21 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: henkster

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.


30 posted on 06/16/2011 9:07:52 AM PDT by rusty millet
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To: Persevero

I have a buddy that served in Korea. He says that occasionally he still gets a hankering for dog.


31 posted on 06/16/2011 9:09:53 AM PDT by wbill
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To: ArrogantBustard

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.


32 posted on 06/16/2011 9:10:03 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: tpmintx

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.


33 posted on 06/16/2011 9:10:31 AM PDT by Madistan ((This space for rent))
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

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.


34 posted on 06/16/2011 9:10:50 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: Red Badger
What about pigeons?.........squab is nice..............

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.

35 posted on 06/16/2011 9:10:50 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: Psalm 144
the winos, addicts and drifters will just get their chicken nuggets

From where will they get their chicken nuggets?

36 posted on 06/16/2011 9:12:56 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: henkster
"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."

That's awesome! I agree, kudos to her!

37 posted on 06/16/2011 9:15:00 AM PDT by TruthBeforeAll
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To: ArrogantBustard

Did you read where this is going on?


38 posted on 06/16/2011 9:15:03 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: Red Badger

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.


39 posted on 06/16/2011 9:15:11 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Malone LaVeigh
Many years ago, my favourite Chinese restaurant (in an east coast USA city I shall not name) was shut down by the local health inspector over problems with their Peking Duck.

Seems they were setting out bait in the alley, trapping wild ducks, and slaughtering them in the kitchen.

Too much authenticity?

40 posted on 06/16/2011 9:15:52 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Flycatcher

Lol!


41 posted on 06/16/2011 9:16:12 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: Lazlo in PA
I find it interesting that NYC has to send the birds to PA to be butchered. I guess it is on more sign of the weakness of NYC to get things done because of regulations or the the Meat Packing district is dead.

Maybe that processor put in the lowest bid?

42 posted on 06/16/2011 9:16:22 AM PDT by Valpal1 ("No clever arrangement of bad eggs ever made a good omelet." ~ C.S. Lewis)
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To: Madistan
I have a buddy that goose hunts in Illinois every year and has it made into best jerky I've ever eaten.
43 posted on 06/16/2011 9:17:18 AM PDT by ryan71 (Dear spell check - No, I will not capitalize the "m" in moslem!)
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To: Psalm 144

Are chicken nuggets given away free of charge in New York City? If so, by whom?


44 posted on 06/16/2011 9:17:36 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Psalm 144

“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.


45 posted on 06/16/2011 9:18:11 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Outlaw Woman

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.


46 posted on 06/16/2011 9:18:20 AM PDT by elcid1970 ("Deport Muslims. Nuke Mecca. Death to Islam. Freedom for mankind.")
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To: Malone LaVeigh

Re my #39- I wonder if it was the same guy?


47 posted on 06/16/2011 9:18:36 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

Re my #39- I wonder if it was the same guy? Mine was on Second Avenue between 79th and 80th.


48 posted on 06/16/2011 9:19:44 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: JimRed

“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.”

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.


49 posted on 06/16/2011 9:20:47 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: NowApproachingMidnight

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.


50 posted on 06/16/2011 9:21:14 AM PDT by Maceman (Obama: As American as nasei goreng)
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