NYC Giving Geese to Food Banks
... in Pennsylvania, at least for this year
By Sarah Whitmire,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 16, 2011 1:17 PM CDT
A Canada goose and a seagull. New York City's geese are headed for a Pennsylvania slaughterhouse.   (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)
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(Newser) – New York City plans to send the geese it captures around airports to a Pennsylvania slaughterhouse so the meat can be used for food, reports the New York Times. After catching flack for dumping euthanized geese into landfills, the city chose Pennsylvania because it already has a system set up not only to process the animals, but to distribute the meat to food banks. Next year, the goose meat will likely stay in New York. The city began capturing the wild geese after Capt. Chesley Sullenberger had to splash down in the Hudson because birds flew into its engines.