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A programme of mass extermination is being implemented in Denver, and the victims are Canada geese.

Every year around this time about 5,000 Canada geese take up residence in Denver and produce more than two tons of goose shit every day. The geese clear the city’s vegetation, eating every scrap of green. It’s too much for the residents.

They have managed to convince Denver’s parks and recreation department to step in and kill as many as half of the geese. That can legally be done by gassing, injections, or shooting.

The slaughtered geese will be offered to the homeless for their supper.

Photo: Aivin Gast