After trying to ward off intruders with strobe lights, fences and dogs, officials in one California city are preparing to take their fight against a flock of Canadian geese to a lethal level.
Foster City has been overrun by the fowl, which have been leaving cars, buildings and even residents covered in goose poop in recent months. So they've applied for a population control permit from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which would allow them to exterminate the excrement-dropping birds.
However, the plan has sparked a whole new conflict in the city -- with animal activists.
"The geese, they are wildlife, this is their land too," says Erik Allen, a member of the group Direct Action Everywhere. "They are part of the scenery; they are part of Foster City. And they don’t have to kill them."
But city officials don't agree...
"Foster City is considering the lethal removal of a limited number of geese due to an obligation to maintain healthy waterways and inviting parks," a spokesman says.
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