Just in case you didn't have enough reasons to distrust the NJ-NY Port Authority ... here about 20,000 more ...
by Kate Briquelet, nypost.com -- March 2, 2014
The most targeted animal was the laughing gull, with 5,729 killed at JFK Airport, whose nearby marshes are New York’s only breeding colonies for the birds.
PA contractors also killed 3,203 European starlings, 2,445 herring gulls and 1,908 mourning doves.
Even a tiny monk parakeet was not spared the fusillade, which is meant to keep runways clear of engine-jamming critters.
“The idea that parakeets would bring down an aircraft is ridiculous,” she said [Priscilla Feral]. “This gives you an idea of how trigger-happy they [the PA] are.”
This contracted purge of resident and endangered animals by the NY-NJ Port Authority ... also includes:
"American kestrel, a small falcon, a northern harrier, snowy owls, 19 red-tailed hawks, and 4 red foxes ..."
I knew they could jump, I guess I just didn't know "how high" ...
Just in case you didn't have enough reasons to distrust the NJ-NY Port Authority ... here are about a half-billion more ...
(In case you missed my "exhaustive" PA post from yesterday.)
Who's running that shop, anyways? Elmer Fudd?