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Animal advocates protest plan to kill geese

A Canada Goose in a ravine along the

A Canada Goose in a ravine along the shore of Middle Bay. Kelly Hamilton and Michelle Gibbons from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation performed a survey of the waterfowl inhabitating Middle Bay. (May 9, 2011) Photo Credit: Kevin P Coughlin

Residents and wildlife advocates spoke out at an unofficial hearing following North Hempstead's town board meeting, calling on town leaders to reconsider a contract to euthanize its invasive resident geese population.

To loud cheering, Edita Birnkrant, the New York director of Friends of Animals, pleaded with board members, saying: "You don't want North Hempstead to be known as a town that...

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