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Will Larchmont's Geese Be Granted a Reprieve?

By Stefani Kim, Larchmont.Patch.com
5 June 2013

On Monday, the Village of Larchmont Board of Trustees met with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) at a work session to discuss options for controlling the Canada Goose population in Flint Park.  

Village officials recently signed a contract with the USDA to oil eggs as a method of "controlling the goose population," however, officials may be considering other options, such as hazing or slaughter, if the oiling is ineffective.  The village will discuss options further at a Board of Trustee's meeting on Monday at 7 p.m. and will meet with the USDA again in July.

Kylie Blackman, founder of Westchester4Geese, has urged village officials to consider humane methods to control the goose population.

Patch spoke with Blackman at Columbus Park in Mamaroneck, where geese calmly milled about after a near-brush with death. Months earlier, Mamaroneck officials struck a clause from their USDA contract that would have sentenced the geese to death, with their meat to be donated to the homeless.


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