City Carries Out Goose Genocide

07/14/2010 12:36 PM |

This is what a dead goose looks like. Now imagine 400 of them stacked in piles.
  • This is what a dead goose looks like. Now imagine 400 of them stacked in piles.

We and many others were in a tizzy last month when a goose in Prospect Park went missing with an arrow through its neck. Such concerns seem cute now that the city has carried out an organized massacre of every goose it could find.

You know, because geese pose a hazard to air travel—and not, well, the other way around.

Biologists—not unlike the “doctors” who collaborated with Nazis or the psychologists who help torture inmates at Guantanamo—helped round up roughly 400 geese living in Prospect Park last week.

As the Times reports:

The biologists, working with the federal Agriculture Department, then packed the geese two or three to a crate and took them to a nearby building where they were gassed with lethal doses of carbon dioxide…In recent weeks, the Canada geese have begun their annual molting, meaning they could not fly. Their capture was timed to the molting.

Of course, you’re all probably reading this just wondering how you can score a chunk of goose flesh.

The carcasses of the Prospect Park geese will be double-bagged and dumped in a landfill. Other states use different methods, like turning the geese into food or animal feed. This year, the Agriculture Department donated 900 pounds of goose breast to food pantries in Pennsylvania.

Ah, the circle of life.

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  • The picture is horrifying. We are literally killing “Mother Goose.” We then refer to clandestine operations of entrapment, round-up, crating and gassing at some “undisclosed location” as “euthanasia.” Really? Then why did we ban gassing for cats and dogs in New York almost 30 years agp? Why do we no longer execute murderers by gassing? Because it is considered “cruel and inhumane,” that’s why. Well, cruel and inhumane for pets and murderers, cruel and inhumane for Canada Geese. This “eradication” program against Canada Geese is not just in New York, it is all over the country. So people everywhere: When you note resident Canada Geese suddenly “disappearing” suspect that your tax dollars are hard at work, rounding up and killing in the middle of the night, these magnificent creatures.