A Wild Goose Chase for Airline Safety


Canada Goose: plate from BIRDS OF AMERICA

It's a bird! It's a plane! For the past two years, New York City has gone on a wild goose chase in an attempt to mitigate concerns about airline safety. The logic is something like this: If we kill most of the birds in the air around airports, they won't accidentally fly into engines and cause plane crashes. Yes, let's model our technology after the elegant design of mother nature's birds - and then kill our idols so they don't get in the way of imitating them.  Following this line of logic, maybe we should also melt all the ice-burgs so boats will not hit them and sink. Oh wait...aren't we doing that? I think I just came up with a new spin on global warming for the CCF's PR masterminds. Global Warming prevents Titanic tragedies!

New York City has contracted with the Wildlife Services division of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to kill Canada geese. So far more than 2,800 Canada geese have been cruelly rounded up during molting season, when the geese shed their flight feathers and cannot fly away. After being rounded up in pens, the geese are transported to mobile gas chambers where they are asphyxiated with carbon dioxide gas. It is a slow, painful and utterly unjustified death for these beautiful birds. The city claims the geese are killed to make air travel safer, but killing geese does nothing to enhance airline safety.

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