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On patrol! Group starts a 24/7 'goosewatch' in Prospect Park

May 19, 2011 | Free-Living Animals / Hunting & Wildlife Management / Geese

BY NATALIE O'NEILL

The Brooklyn Paper

Meet the goose patrol

A group of watchdogs has launched "a 24/7 goose watch" in Prospect Park to prevent federal officials from once again slaughtering their feathered friends.

Canada Goose

The group - which consists of about 40 wildlife advocates, business leaders and residents - says it will plant night-vision cameras and set up "stakeouts" in the park until the killing season ends in July.

At least a dozen "core members" - ranging from 17 to 70 years old - met at an undisclosed Park Slope business for the first time late on Monday night, hoping to send the feds a message: We've got an eye on you.

"If they come back [for the geese], it should be documented," said Edita Birnkrant, an organizer and a director for the wildlife advocacy group Friends of Animals. "It's an outrage; and people should see it."

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