Sunday, March 27, 2011

You couldn't find a more typical Park Slope event than this.  Yesterday over a hundred people gathered for "Hands Around the Lake', a demonstration against the extermination of Canadian Geese in Prospect Park. Park Slope Patch covered the event and you can read the article here.   Speakers against the goose slaughter included State Senator Eric Adams:

"Many of us have walked through this park after a difficult day, after trying to figure out if we're going to still have our homes, after dealing with crime, after dealing with all the difficulties we endure," shouted Adams.

"We sat in this park, in a serene environment, and sat on those rocks. Some of us courted our first love in our life, merely by sitting here. We couldn't afford a Broadway play. But we had the pleasure of seeing these birds swim."

The event ended with a partial human chain around the lake:

After the speeches the crowd, linked hand-in-hand, did a walk around the lake and chanted, "All we are saying, is give geese a chance."

I'm glad I was nowhere near this dreadful sounding event.  There are just too many geese in the park, making vast amounts of goose crap. I suggest a giant barbecue.


peggy said...

"All we are saying, is give geese a chance." Seriously?

Marty Wombacher said...

I love the geese barbecue idea! I'll bring the beer!

onemorefoldedsunset said...

Yes - seriously awful chanting!

I don't think the Slopers will go for a geese barbecue, unfortunately ...