Airports May Literally Be Cooking Their Own Goose to Avoid Bird Strikes
Ever since Flight 1549 unexpectedly found itself in the Hudson River thanks to some pesky geese, there has been much made about getting birds away from runways to avoid a similar situation. Suggestions have included sound makers, nets, and even plans to just fill in waterways in order to relocate flocks of feathers anywhere but near an airport. Now there’s another option that airports are thinking about...
The latest plan would involve New York City officials collecting unwanted airport birds—primarily Canada Geese—and shipping them off to Pennsylvania. Upon arrival in the Keystone State, the birds will be cooked and fed to those in need of a warm meal. Apparently the Department of Environmental Protection is all in favor of this plan, as they’re thinking utilizing the birds as food is probably better than just getting rid of them by tossing them into a landfill. We guess they’re right, but it still seems just a little odd.
For whatever reason, food banks in the New York area weren’t considered suitable locations to use the free airport poultry, so that’s why they’re being shipped off to Pennsylvania. It sounds like officials are now working to determine the best places to conduct their geese hunt this summer, but we’re thinking there are going to be plenty of animal rights activists that will have something to say about this latest plan.
Obviously we don’t want birds in airplane engines, so maybe this is a solution—we’ll see.