Denver rounding up Canada geese to feed the needy - CNN

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    Actually, the article says that Denver got special permission for the round up, because there are way too many geese, and the population is starting to have a negative effect on the city's parks and lawns.

    And, besides.................if they are gonna kill the geese anyway, wouldn't it make sense to use the meat if you could?

    But, I'm originally from Montana, and up there, we don't hunt and kill things that we don't intend to eat.
     
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    Gross.
     
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    And this is discriminating against Canada!
     
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    And these amazing migratory birds were around long, long before the nation of Canada incorporated.

    I met up with a Canadian goose in Denver once when my husband and I were on vacation. We stayed at a hotel by a lake, and this mama goose came forward at me, took the bird food provided at a vending machine right out of my hands. When she and her chicks finished it off in 20 seconds flat, the plucky mother came back, demanding more, and right now, too. But seeing that there was no more, she huffed off, with her cute little waddlers following her. You never met smarter, more beautiful animals than Canadian geese. They're amazing family people. I can see how no one would want to mess with Canadian geese, but that geese have no more business messing up every square inch of a park built for people's human children to play in, too.

    I'm sorry they overpopulated an area. And I have a feeling that to create havoc in a city the size of Denver, there are a lot more than 5,000 that live there. Some of the Denver people will be up in arms about their destruction. Those birds are characters, and probably were the inspiration for the character, Dudley Do-Right.
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    Goose is delicious when cooked correctly
     
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    In October, 2006, my late husband and I took a wonderful trip on what was once called "the Orient Express through Canada." We travelled from Ontario to Vancouver, and a little past midway through the trip, we passed field after field one day of Canadian Gees training their goslings to fly long distances. Our Canadian guide, a Canadian historian, explained that the geese spend two weeks training their young ones to fly and develop strength for their long migration south for the winter. I only found one picture of a mass of Canadian geese similar to the ones we saw lined up in field after field for two hours of chugging through the heart of the Canadian midwest. That truly captured my heart about Canadian geese.
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    Imagine passing a landscape, full of as many geese as this one for 300 miles on a train, out in the fields of the Canadian midwest. My enchantment with the Canadian Goose will never be forgotten that lovely, crisp, fall day.​
     
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    There are an estimated 5,000 geese living in the city

    Did these geese answer the census question?
     
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