Flock of Annoying Geese to Be Killed, Eaten

Scarsdale, New York, to donate irritating birds to charity


Opinions on geese vary. The giant birds can be cool to look at, but they can also be loud, aggressive, and messy. A flock of Canadian geese has worn out its welcome in Scarsdale, N.Y., and town officials have decided to deal with the birds the old-fashioned way: by killing them and turning them into meat.

CBS reports that the geese are being killed after complaints about droppings and at least two goose attacks. The USDA will take care of the killing, and then donate the meat to The Food Bank for Westchester.

The plan has drawn some opposition, and Friends of Animals opined that killing the geese would be brutal and a waste of tax dollars.

But some locals assert that killing all the geese is the right thing to do, because they’re really annoying.

"Our golf course, every once in awhile, is overloaded with geese, and you don’t want to play and then walk around the droppings," said resident Jerry Golden.

Spoiled golf games aside, wild geese are not unwelcome at food banks.

"We have received wild goose meat in the past," said Kendall Hanna, executive director of the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank in Harrisburg, which received a shipment of meat from geese killed to prevent them from causing aviation hazards. "The meat is valued by our clientele and moves out of there very, very quickly."

Geese do make for good eating. Check out some of our best goose recipes for ideas.


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This is a food based web site, right? Are all the commenters here vegan? If not where do you get your meat? The grocery store, right? Do you think that the chicken and beef you buy just magically appears there all wrapped in styrofoam and plastic? No. The animals your meat comes from are kept in tiny pens in huge industrial farms and injected with all kinds of antibiotics and hormones. Then when they are plump and juicy they are EXECUTED. Give me wild meat any day. There is nothing more organic and natural than that. And at least my meat had the opportunity to live free.

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Can,t Believe how people can pick and choose, for years G.M proving Grounds in Michigan had and has helicopters and hunters constantly shooting deer that even come close to their proving grounds from what I hear it is night and day and government allows this! and it don't stop their Ford, Chrysler has proving grounds too

DestinyStarr25's picture

That is so stupid!!!! Just because they are annoying? How idiotic can humans be? Humans are too overpopulated! I care if they are donating the meat, the reasoning is horrid and ludicrous! The geese can relocate and I pray to my god that they do it themselves. Humans have no respect for the living creatures of our world. There is no longer any balance as mother nature intended. The geese should not be slaughtered just because humans are taking up their land. "Mother nature, please protect those geese from the greedy, senseless hands of humans."

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I agree completely! You cannot just kill something because it annoys you! to be honest, there are a lot of really annoying people in this world, but that absolutely does not mean that we can kill them, obviously! humans need to stop disrespecting other creatures.

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That is so stupid!!!! Just because they are annoying? How idiotic can humans be? Humans are too overpopulated! I care if they are donating the meat, the reasoning is horrid and ludicrous! The geese can relocate and I pray to my god that they do it themselves. Humans have no respect for the living creatures of our world. There is no longer any balance as mother nature intended. The geese should not be slaughtered just because humans are taking up their land. "Mother nature, please protect those geese from the greedy, senseless hands of humans."

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You're right. How idiotic can humans be?

Umm... Hello. Excuse me, flock of geese...? Could I talk to you for a second? Hi. My name is Destiny. My neighbors and I were talking and... well... you have really been causing quite a ruckus lately. You see, all the noise and the poop everywhere, well its just kind of annoying. Now, some people want to just come out here and kill you so that they can feed some starving people, but I thought I would just come ask...you know, if maybe you could just move somewhere else? It really would be better for everyone. Well...what do ya say?

HONK!!

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Oh, it is so terrible. The fact that some rich doctor or lawyer might actually have to come into contact with nature is appalling. I mean, what would we do without golf. Civilization as we know it would pass before our eyes. No wait! I think its the geese passing before our eyes. This is the kind of numb-scull thinking that has put our whole planet in danger. How long did it take the powers that be to make that final decision? Probably all of two minutes. They could not find any other solution? Really? I am sure there are places on the North American convenient who would be happy to help save them and move them to an adequate habitat. We are not talking about every day geese. I raise them myself, but Canada Geese are special. I live in Missouri. It is illegal to shoot one, period. I suppose that any animal that tries to migrate is breaking the law in America. We got rid of those pesky buffalo way back when, why not Canada Geese or any other animal that dares to act like what they are? This article takes the cake and proves one thing for me. Mankind is dumb to the tenth degree. No wonder our world is in jeopardy of winking out of our solar system with great decision makers like the ones in this town. Wow, golf over life. I am stunned.

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"We are not talking about every day geese. I raise them myself, but Canada Geese are special. I live in Missouri. It is illegal to shoot one, period."

Really?
http://mdc.mo.gov/hunting-trapping/bird-hunting/waterfowl-hunting/waterf...

Looks to me, that in Missouri a properly licensed hunter can kill up to three Canada geese per day for a total of about three months. And I bet they're darn tasty too!

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Thank you! I am glad that someone in this world has some sense!

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