The neighboring community of Prospect Park is doing Clinton Hill and all of Brooklyn a favor by making their attempt to control the population of geese locally. As many locals remember, reported again by Brooklyn Paper, the fed came through under the cover of night and “corralled some 290 geese and their baby goslings,” in an attempt to “control the birds numbers,” without using “another feathery mass murder.”
They’re just birds, you may say, why not let them roam free and control their own population? Folks memory is all too thin but one thing no one locally can forget is Capt. Sully and the Miracle on the Hudson. When people have to judge between the native bird population and the human ability to travel in airplanes, the choice is clear, discouraging though it may be.
While folks remember the Captain’s dodging mass-death for his passengers, locals also recall “it was only two months ago that agents from the Wildlife Services, a decision of the federal Department of Agriculture, entered Prospect Park under the cover of darkness and corralled some 290 geese and their baby goslings.” What happens next no one can really be all that much in support of, as the agents “threw the birds in a gas chamber.”
Folks in Clinton Hill, Prospect Park, and all around the nation need to be wary of birds entering the path of planes. But surely there’s got to be another way.