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NYT: Annual Goose Roundup Under Way in Jamaica Bay

July 02, 2013 | Geese


The New York Times

July 2, 2013



The annual roundup and slaughter of the region’s Canada geese in the name of human air safety is under way.

In the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge and the surrounding area Tuesday morning, agents from the federal Department of Agriculture captured geese and loaded them onto trucks, the National Park Service said. (This time of year, geese are molting and cannot fly.)

No numbers were available, but based on a census conducted recently by the Agriculture Department, the target was 500 geese, said Daphne Yun, a spokeswoman for the National Park Service.

Video taken near the West Pond trail area in the wildlife refuge by David Karopkin of GooseWatch NYC and released by Friends of Animals shows workers carrying heavy-looking crates loaded with birds and putting them in the back of a pickup truck.

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Poor innocent birds. Human scum !!

Shameful, and ignorant actions, paid for by MY TAXES!!!!

Shame, shame on you, USDA, et al, for taking unfair advantage of these majestic creatures to destroy them for what they were designed to do!

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