NYC Geese to Feed Needy in Pennsylvania - NBC New York

NYC Geese to Feed Needy in Pennsylvania



    New York City plans to send geese captured around its airports to a Pennsylvania slaughterhouse and then distribute them to food banks there.      

    The decision by the city Department of Environmental Protection was made following criticism that the gassed geese were dumped into landfills.    

    A department spokesman tells The New York Times that it wanted its efforts to enhance public safety but also help those in need.      

    Goose eradication was authorized after U.S. Airways Flight 1549 made a miraculous landing in the Hudson River in 2009 after geese were caught in its engines.      

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    The agency said that next year the meat will probably be fed to needy New Yorkers.

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