New York (CNN) — Four hundred Canada geese from Brooklyn’s Prospect Park were herded into crates and euthanized last week in an effort to reduce their number near New York’s airports, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Measures to lower the number of Canada geese close to John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia international airports have been in place since last summer, said Carol Bannerman, spokeswoman for the USDA’s Wildlife Services.
New York City officials asked for federal assistance with solving the goose problem after US Airways flight 1549 was cripped by a bird strike and narrowly avoided crashing by successfully landing in the Hudson River in January 2009.
MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. – Authorities say 18 Canada geese were found beaten and shot in the head near a retention pond in western New Jersey.
(Moorestown resident Chris) Cramer took three injured birds to a wildlife refuge over the weekend.
Mount Laurel Mayor Jim Keenan says the attack was “disgusting” and “a horrendous act against the animals.”
Police Chief Dennis Cribben says anyone charged with killing the geese faces a third-degree cruelty to animals charge.