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With all the excitement of the summer and everyone making plans for the 4th, it’s unlikely that you will have noticed that some of the city’s other residents, our park’s native Canada geese, are disappearing.
The continued round-up and slaughter of New York City’s geese continued yesterday with the removal and destruction of around 500 Read More
The slaughtering of ten geese in Inwood Hill Park yesterday morning has caused outrage amongst locals and goose lovers alike.
David Karopkin, the leader of interest group GoosewatchNYC, told The Observer that the killing of the animals, which effectively wiped out the park population, was “egregiously cruel,” “uses taxpayer money” and Read More
Prospect Park’s administrator–under whose nose the city and federal government culled Prospect Park’s beloved goose population, in the dark of early morning, without public notice, in early July–is trying to make amends.
This afternoon, the Prospect Park Alliance, a nonprofit that operates Prospect Park on behalf of the Parks Department and of which administrator Read More
The always charming Andrea Peyser devotes the majority of her New York Post column today to the Brooklyn hot-button topic du jour, the Prospect Park geese.
The issue, for those–to evoke another bird species–who bury their heads in the sand, centers on the hundreds of Prospect Park geese who used to reside at the Prospect Read More
In the wake of the recent gassing of Prospect Park’s popular goose population—one that appalled local goose-lovers and even prompted a protest outside the mayor’s Upper East Side mansion—the Central Park Conservancy is quietly continuing its considerably more humane geese expulsion method.
Starting in late August, when molting season ends, a Read More
After the bird strike that downed a U.S. Airways flight on Jan. 15, 2009, wildlife experts claim they were summarily excluded from discussions in how best to manage the geese in New York City green spaces, and that had they been included they never would have supported this summer’s massacre of Prospect Park’s beloved geese, Read More
Criticism of the unexpected city and federal government destruction of hundreds of Prospect Park geese continues to mount. Newly piling on the anti-geese-gassing bandwagon: former Parks commish Henry Stern and state Senator Eric Adams, who yesterday both issued strongly worded statements questioning the wisdom of destroying the geese that have made the Prospect Park Read More