The Great New York Goose MassacreS

Goodbye, geese. New York is planning to "reduce the number" of Canada geese in the state from 250,000 to 85,000. They're not shipping 170,000 geese off to a magical gooseland, though. They're killing them.

On July 14, 400 Geese were rounded up in Brooklyn's Prospect Park and gassed, sparking such outrage you would have thought they were 400 little infants. But that was just the opening salvo of a full-fledged War on Geese: a new report has deigned that two-thirds of the population of New York's Canada geese must be slaughtered due to safety and health concerns.

On the bright side, here is an excellent recipe for slow cooker barbecue goose sandwich.

Update: Looks like 100 Canada geese killed in Bend, Oregon last month are being used to feed the homeless.

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