Dead Dead Goose.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Jul 23, 2010
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“I realized that If I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes.” ~Charles Lindbergh

State Plays God. “170,000 geese — two-thirds of the population — will be killed.”

From the NY Times, excerpt:

It’s a doomsday plan for New York’s geese.

A nine-page report put together by a variety of national, state and city agencies shows that officials hope to reduce the number of Canada geese in New York to 85,000 from 250,000.

That means that roughly 170,000 geese — two-thirds of the population — will be killed.

The nearly 400 geese gassed to death this month after being rounded up in Prospect Park in Brooklyn — as well as an unknown number of other geese killed in New York City in recent weeks — were but a small part of the ambitious overall goal outlined in the document, which was obtained by City Room.

For the rest, plus kabillions of comments, click here.

And it’s already started. Last week, 400 geese and their baby goslings were gassed.


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


3 Responses to “Dead Dead Goose.”

  1. jolinda Van Haren says:

    I second the above quote which was even so much more powerful coming from Lindbergh.

  2. Who knows what happens next… All I know is:

    The universe is a figment of its own imagination. There’s no future in time travel. 🙂

  3. Syble Kathel says:

    Great post as usual – here is a little something that made me smile 🙂

    It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help. 🙂