The following CNN animal news video comes from the Issues With Jane Velez-Mitchell show. It was added to the CNN website on June 29, 2012.
This is a perplexing problem for airline safety in the New York City area. The Canadian geese that live and fly around this area are a hazard to airplanes. The plane that made an emergency landing in the Hudson a while back was hit by a flock of geese. These birds can destroy the operability of airplane engines. In the worst-case scenario, another plane could go down. Next time, all may die.
To combat this risk, New York authorities have been rounding up the geese and killing them. As a result advocacy group GooseWatch NYC is protesting.
For starters, it’s rather obvious that GooseWatch NYC can’t just take the position to leave the geese alone. Like all animal groups I have ever seen, they only take the animals’ side without coming up with reasonable compromises. Of course, the government isn’t going to just do nothing. That plane that went down already was lucky to have any survivors at all.
Perhaps the solution is to relocate the geese. I really don’t know if this is viable or not because they may come right back. But doing nothing is too risky.
On a side note, GooseWatch found David Karopkin sounds like a 12-year-old idiot in his interview. He claims there is no answer why the geese are being killed. Is he really that stupid? Everyone knows why, you fool.
This video mentions possible solutions, such as avian radar systems. But it in no way provides proof that such systems even work.