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NY Plans to Send Cooked Geese to Pa.'s Poor

The city will send geese that threaten nearby airports to Pa. food shelters

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    NY Plans to Send Cooked Geese to Pa.'s Poor

    Pennsylvania is about to receive what most would consider to be a pretty odd 'gift' from the Big Apple.

    The New York Times reports that New York City will begin sending the geese that threaten planes near the city's airports to Pennsylvania to be cooked as meals for the poor.

    City officials told the Times that the capturing of the geese comes because they are focused on the safety of the flying public.  In January 2009, US Airways flight 1549 was forced to make an emergency landing on the Hudson River after geese flew into the plane's engine shortly after takeoff from LaGuardia Airport.

    Last summer, the New York Times reported that geese that roamed near the city’s airports were being euthanized and sent to landfills.

    After the public outcry from the wasted meat, the USDA reached out to Pennsylvania shelters to use the geese to feed the needy because New York state didn’t have a system in place that allowed them to accept the high-protein meats.

    New York City expects to have a plan in place to use the goose meat to feed their own needy population by next year, according to the New York Times.