Gallery: Proposed Legislation Would Prevent Another Mass Killing of Pro...

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  • The Prospect Park geese debate isn’t over yet. Councilmen Brad Lander and Steve Levin (D–Park Slope) are introducing new legislation to that would prevent another geese slaughter this summer. The proposed bill came in response to protests against last summer’s geese slaughter, which many believe was done secretly and without community consent. Under the legislation, the city would be required to consider public opinion before taking any “wildlife management” actions. Although the geese massacre was carried out due to aviation safety concerns in response to the US Airways Flight 1549 crash on the Hudson River, many within the community were shocked by the systematic nature of the execution, which occurred in the middle of the night.

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