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The town of Mamaroneck, NY located in Westchester County on Long Island Sound, announced it’s hiring USDA agents this summer to annihilate Canada geese who reside in Harbor Island Park, the town’s largest park, and other areas. USDA’s “Wildlife Services” will also destroy eggs in nests, in addition to rounding-up and killing adult geese and goslings starting in June 2013.

Mayor Norm Rosenblum, who ordered the killing, claims goose droppings are too numerous — charging ahead with an intolerant, misguided assault — even though Mamaroneck purchased a $30,000 “Toro Rake-O-Vac” machine to effectively remove goose droppings from grassy areas and parks. Go figure.

The Mayor needs a different mindset, and plan to use the machine recently purchased with tax dollars to clean up goose droppings in parks. Officials must make it a policy to clean up waste matter instead of saying all geese within…

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