After the recent news that New York City purged a park of over 400 Canada geese on the sly, a surprising lack of outrage has cropped up across the internet. Even at Metafilter,
where most users tend to be against killing animals for no reason, sentiment against the geese was running high.
Canada geese are, it must be said, not easy to love. They have created a problem in our cities which is entirely our doing. This is not a situation like the gray whale migrating through shipping lanes on its route between Baja and Alaska every year. This is a situation more like that of rats, who found life in our cities to be amenable, and have decided to stay.