Now another 400 geese were rounded up and gassed to death last week in Prospect Park to prevent, as the government states,more collisions between planes and birds.
This senseless slaughter should not have taken place. The constant killing of these birds will not really solve the problem of near collisions in mid air between the birds and planes.
There are too many planes crowding the skies over this city to begin with. The risk of a mid-air
collisions between two planes is much greater than a collision with a flock of birds. The aircraft industry needs to manufacture a jet engine that will not be damaged if there is an unfortunate collision with birds.
We certainly need to have passenger safety be a priority, but to continue to slaughter birds is an
inhumane outrage! Shall we start killing deer, raccoons, moose and other animals that accidentally collide with cars and trucks on the roads?
Should we start killing whales and manatees that might collide with boats? Let us try to be sensible and find a solution to this problem, so that airline passengers and birds can coexist peacefully.