That’s The New York Times headline. The story begins, “Reacting to the bird strike that resulted in the nearly disastrous ditching of US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River in January, government agencies announced new efforts on Thursday to control the region’s noisy, prolific and seemingly indefatigable Canada geese.
“A focus of the plan is the removal of up to 2,000 of the birds for the first time from more than 40 city-owned parks and other facilities within five miles of the city’s airports.”
Removal means the death of the birds. It makes sense, of course, but, as pointed out below, do the birds not enjoy the same rights that humans do?
“Of course not” is the answer. We can only hope that most folks reading this story, and the one below, value human life more than the life of birds or mice.