Activists: Town of North Hempstead's plan to euthanize geese is inhumane

Officials with the Town of North Hempstead want to kill of hundreds of Canada geese by shipping them to a food processing plant.

Officials with the Town of North Hempstead want to kill of hundreds of Canada geese by shipping them to a food processing plant. (5/14/13)

NEW HYDE PARK - Animal activists were out in full force tonight in New Hyde Park to protest a controversial plan to eliminate the local goose population.

Officials with the Town of North Hempstead voted to consider a plan to kill of hundreds of Canada geese by shipping them to a food processing plant, where they would be euthanized. The geese would be herded by a U.S. Department of Agriculture wildlife specialist.

Activists told the boards that proposal is inhumane and will not solve the problem long-term.

Officials say the geese cause a problem by dropping about a pound of fecal matter per bird each day. Many people believe they pose a public health risk by polluting parks, waterways and athletic fields.

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A meeting is being held on the Town of North Hempstead's Canada geese euthanization plan on May 14 at 7:30 p.m. at North Hempstead Town Hall (220 Plandome Road, Manhasset, NY 11030)

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The Town of North Hempstead has approved a N. Hempstead plans to get rid of geese using gas

The USDA still must review the plan and rule that the town has done enough

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