Hundreds of helpless geese are being killed in roundups in New York City. Officials in NYC are taking Canadian Geese from public parks and killing them, claiming it is the only way to keep the birds away from airports. These roundups started shortly after the famous “miracle on the Hudson” when U.S. Airways flight 1547 collided with birds and was forced to make an emergency landing on the river.
Critics say this is a mass slaughter of voiceless animals and there are more humane solutions.
The Department of Environmental Protection told HLN, “Canadian Geese are removed from city parks within seven miles of each of the three major New York airports in order to reduce the serious risk that geese pose to aviation safety, due to the high probability of aircraft damage and public safety.”
To get more information on how you can stop this deadly roundup check out the petition on change.org
For more on this story watch Jane Velez-Mitchell weeknights at 7pm ET on HLN.