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USDA slaughter plan slammed by Mamaroneck Village trustees who support ‘GooseBuster’ technology

Posted at 9:15 PM, Apr 01, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-01 22:18:44-04

People in Mamaroneck are outraged by the USDA’s plan to kill geese this summer.

As part of a contract with the village, the plan is hire to “goose-busters” to get rid of the Canadian geese.  According to the product’s website, the GooseBuster uses “Authentic goose alert and alarm calls recorded in the wild (only such recordings in existence)” to make environments “uninhabitable for geese”.

In an almost anonymous decision, the board decided they want the USDA to remove the slaughter portion of their contract and come up with another method.

Out of 13 speakers all but 1 spoke out against the original plan.

According to Patch.com “Mayor Norm Rosenblum—a supporter of the USDA agreement—argued that the contract was “binding and valid” and could not be broken, as the motion recommended.”

The contract is currently worth $8700.