City to Trap and Kill Thousands of Canada Geese
Friday, June 12, 2009
New York, NY —
The city will start trapping and killing up to two thousand Canada geese next week, in an effort to reduce the number of times airplanes strike birds.
REPORTEr: Carbon dioxide gas will be used to euthanize geese within a 5-mile radius of JFK and Laguardia airports. Speaking on WOR, Mayor Bloomberg says non-lethal methods, such as the use of dogs, have failed.
BLOOMBERG: There are people who care very much about the geese but at the end safety of the public is number one and that's what we are going to do.
REPORTER: Last January, US Airways Flight 15-49 had to land in the Hudson River, after both engines failed following a birdstrike.