Despite culling, bird strikes have increased
Nearby Kennedy Airport lies beneath a major migratory route for many bird species. The airport has also seen a significant increase in bird strikes.
In the wake of this widespread avian slaughter and it’s apparent ineffectiveness, opponents state that airport officials should find alternative measures to protect pilots and their passengers.
Jeffrey Kramer, a volunteer for GooseWatch NYC, believes that more efficient radar systems should be employed.
These would detect and avoid problematic flocks. “There has to be a long-term solution that doesn’t rely so extensively on killing birds and also keeps us safe in the sky.”
Airport officials say skies are safer without birds….and the Earth would be safer without humans?
How do you feel about the mass-slaughter of all these birds? Is it justifiable?