*Screw you, Bloomberg.*
Mayor Bloomberg defended the city’s plan today to kill 2,000 Canada geese this summer at various spots near two Queens airports, saying they had “to do something” to make flying safer.
Bloomberg then wished the birds “nice dreams” once they are put to sleep.
“You’ve got be very careful here,” he said of the plan, which is used to try and cut down on bird strikes like the one that forced a US Airways flight to splash land in the Hudson River on Jan. 15.
“There are people who care very much about the geese. But in the end safety of the public is No. 1 and that’s what we’re going to do,” he added during his weekly radio show.
Under the plan, the geese would be tracked down and killed with shotguns at various spots near LaGuardia and Kennedy airports.
Bloomberg then said, “There is not a lot of cost involved in rounding up a couple thousand geese and letting them go to sleep with nice dreams.”