When Virginia hunting instructor and locavore activist, Jackson Landers heard about the feds gassing Canada geese in Prospect Park, he saw an opportunity to educate.
Last year, the State of New York euthanized more than 170,000 of the gray-plumed “pests” according to Slow Food NYC. Slow Food has teamed up with Landers in his quest to turn the aviation miscreants into meals.
“I saw people saying you can’t eat them, and I knew that wasn’t true,” Landers told the New York Times in an interview. “They’re herbivores, grazers,” he said. “In Prospect Park, they’re eating mown grass.”
While you can’t brandish a hunting rifle in prospect Park and start blasting birds, Slow Food NYC says there are places a short distance from the city where “local, free range, hormone, and antibiotic free” geese can be hunted.
Landers told the New York Times he hopes to create a reality television series titled “Eating Aliens,” about how to feast on invasive species in the environment. Landers was on the Gulf Coast of Florida this summer teaching residents how to hunt and prepare spicy black-tailed iguanas. The iguanas came to the region as pets, and since being let loose by irresponsible owners, have wreaked havoc on owls, tortoises, and other endangered species.
For more info on how you can feast on geese meat, visit Slow Food NYC’s website. Links below.