Friday, June 17, 2011
We Are All Hmong Now
Mass culls to clear the geese from the area were authorised after the National Transportation Safety Board positively identified the remains of Canada geese in the engine of the aircraft.If you are wondering, the officials couldn't find anyone in NY to take the geese, kill the geese, prepare the geese, and cook the geese. It will be high quality protein although a bit tough.
The city will pay for the capture and transport of the geese to facilities in Pennsylvania where they will be prepared for consumption and distributed to Pennsylvania food banks, a spokesman for the city's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) said.
I believe Sarah Palin has a chili recipe that might help....
I blame geese austerity and the repression of the pheasant class!! Rioting is for the birds.
Why not just mix geese in with corn? It seems silly to spend energy cooking geese when they could be fueling the very things that they are attempting to destroy.
I tried to resist. Mostly.
Or pet food for kitties and dogs with delicate stomachs, or allergies.
My niece calculates that a flock of 50 will poop per second at the rate of ... alot.
You kill them and prepare them pretty much like a turkey! Admittedly you can't mix game flocks with domestic birds.
At my office building a couple of twenty-somethings prepared a salad and placed it in a bowl next to the goose that was sitting on her eggs. Of course geese don't eat that stuff. One of the best laughs I ever had though.
Part of the reason for the increase in geese is the obsession with lawn care at public and corporate facilities. Geese love to eat manicured grass. If there's an abundance of geese let the grass grow about 5 inches more and they won't eat it. Plus you save on all that labor.
We have a major problem with Canada Geese here in Puget Sound. Huge populations of non-migratory, resident geese have settled on many lakes in the area. The PETA people won't stand for killing them, so they are trying a program to render them sterile to reduce their numbers. Don't know how that's working. Have not heard much about them in the last year. Maybe the failing economy will bring some poachers into the picture. Goose chili, sounds good.
?????? It's got to be easier to issue some hunting licenses (for which people will pay) than to run around trying to pop birth control pills down their beaks.
Far more natural, too.
Naturally, geese and other waterfowl have predators, but we've removed most of those.
In Oregon, the progressives banned hunting cougars using dogs in 1994. Naturally, with the primary means of population control removed, we have more cougars ... to the point that they are becoming a problem.
So now, instead of having people pay for the privilege of hunting the cougars, Oregon pays to deal with problem cougars.
In a rare bipartisan outbreak of sanity, the Oregon House passed a bill this spring that would partially overturn the 1994 initiative. Counties that request hunting could have hunts again.
The bill is stalled in the Senate.
Yep, too barbaric. We are under the thrall of non-hunting of cougars and bear here in Washington as well. The bears and cougars are becoming problems and the Fish and Wildlife spend a lot of money trapping and relocating problem animals.
So much more "civilized." PETA and their allies know what's best don'cha know.
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