Sunday, July 25, 2010

Geese Pose Problem For Air Travel

Well Government officials have a plan to wipe out 2/3rds of the Canada Geese in the states. This plan came in to effect after the Hudson River incident where a passenger jet had to force land into the Hudson River due to geese getting caught up in two of the turbines. City, state, and federal agencies want to trim the number of geese down to 85,000, from an estimated quarter million.
In New York City more than a thousand geese were trapped and killed last year.

Is it just me or does it seem like we shouldn't really mess with nature?
Geese pose a problem to air travel? How about we pose a problem for geese to air travel. It's natural for them to fly.


Don said...

I would have to agree with you, we shouldn't be messing with nature, and should alter OUR ways, not their ways! But we will stick with the current plan and make a mess of an already growing messy world....

Sue said...

I really didn't know this. Thanks for telling us. It's a difficult issue to solve but yes why can't we change our flightpaths?

Jackie said...

I see here in South Africa we have dogs running round airport grasslands chasing birds so they will go and nest elsewhere. Appears to be working well as we haven't had any bird problems lately from what I hear. Don't know if that works for geese.

Sad that humans feel they have rights to everything and leave so little land to other beings :(

Ken said...

Believe me or not but this is an effective harmless way of getting rid of the silly Canadian geese which fly in flocks and spoil the gardens, parks, and golf courses and backyards with their ugly poops every where.
Geese Problem

Rhetoric Camel said...

Ken, don't you think they should just give hunters more tags for geese instead of just trapping and killing them? I understand it's a problem, but there has to be better ways of dealing with it.