The USDA has begun catching geese across Denver parks and shipping them to be processed as food

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DENVER — For years, Denver Parks and Recreation has had a goose management program in place that involved hazing and relocation. Now, with the help of the US Department of Agriculture, they are trying a new approach.

Parks and Rec officials say the easiest way to lower the population is by capturing and processing them as food for families in need, or for charitable organizations.

The has begun catching geese across Denver parks and shipping them to be processed as food

Executive Director of Denver Parks and Recreation, Scott Gilmore, says the USDA is in charge of all the steps.

“They are actually collecting geese in specific parks and they are taking them to a processor where they are processed and they are donating them to needy families.”

It’s something many cities across the country have already been doing for years.

Parks and rec says this plan will help them address the population problem directly.

The USDA began collecting birds about two weeks ago and will continue to do so throughout specific Denver parks.

What is still unclear is where around Denver the meat will go after it is processed.

This article was first published by on 28 June 2019.

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Heather Coloccia

What is the real reason! That’s to bad

Arlene Steinberg
Arlene Steinberg

The real reason is the USDA makes not millions, they make BILLIONS killing geese all over the country. It is all about money, not a damn thing other than that.

Cameron McElroy


Kathy Gynane
Kathy Gynane

Are you frigging kidding me? The Canada goose is the national bird of Canada!! HOW ABOUT WE START CATCHING THE BALD EAGLE AND SHIP THEM OFF FOR FOOD? This is disgusting. I’m so sick of the human race. Denver isn’t the only place that has to deal with Canada geese, but I don’t see anyone else USING THEM FOR FOOD AS A WAY TO CONTROL THEM. HOW DARE YOU!!!!


How much longer is it going to take the world to realise that we don’t need to eat animals of any description to get enough protein. We are now seeing the results of devouring other inhabitants of the planet – stomach, bowel, breast cancers, heart disease amongst other diseases. Not to mention the cruelty involved in rearing and slaughtering these animals for our consumption. Inhumane.

Michèle Haudebourg

Lamentable, deplorable.

Karin Andersson

What are the used for? Dogfood???? Wouln´t it be better to ship them out of town to the countryside, but of course it´s easier to process them for food. What I think about Denvers park authority I can not put in print, but it is not nice at all!!!!!

Casey Dacia

That’s not legal this is Canada’s goose man this is illegal to do

Kalyan Bhattacharyya


Rakesh Arya

Omg ! They r surely insane

Alison Moanique

OMG! will humans ever learn compassion for other beings????

Jean-Claude DeGrimaldi


Michael Smith

Do humans have to eat everything that walks, crawls, flies and swims ?

Heidi Bresilge

So, their goose is cooked. :O