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This was not humane at all, if too many in this area couldn't they have waited till the birth and maybe given them to a bird sanctuary where they could have grown and then been re-located. I agree this is appalling and not necessary.
the zoo is correct. it is population control.
Aborting are you serious! Are your children traumatized when you break eggs for their scrambled eggs in the morning
i will never go back there i think the ones that did this needs to be charged and fired
Suck it up buttercup!
Somebody contact PETA asap !!!
This should have been done while they were closed.This should never happen in front of the public.It may be acceptable practice but never in front of the public.Never.
Absolutely OUTRAGEOUS...I couldn't even sleep at night if I did that..there MUST BE A MORE HUMANE way to have handled that...Those people need to be fired. If they were OK with doing that they shouldn't be around animals.
Should have been done differently. But it is population control.
The zoo is NOT correct. They are a protected species and NOT over populated. They are migratory that’s why they’re numbers grow during winter season. And either way nature can regulate itself just fine without humans help.
Population control my ass. If you got rid of all the geese the following year you would have just as many coming from the north. These people are so ignorant and stupid . Ah , I know , how stupid of me to make that comment , they are merely far left liberals who believe in abortion.
"...couldn't they have waited till the birth and maybe given them to a bird sanctuary..."SMH. Obviously a liberal who has no idea what these birds are or how many there are. The real crime is that people like this are allowed to reproduce and cause much more harm than a few stupid birds.
Good riddance to the walking poop factories. The make a mess and they live here full time rather than migrate like they are supposed too.
There were kindergartners there today too, that is terrible! Couldn't they wait until after hours or another day?
They should've taken the eggs out of the nest and dispossessed of them. (If it's population control) Also, if they were going to do such a thing they should have done it before or after hours, not in front of visitors.
They need to be reported to Maryland DNR - from their website: (for Canada Geese population control)Presently, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service allow property owners to conduct certain control methods with the appropriate authorization. Most permits are issued to destroy nests and to oil and addle eggs.
The least they could have done was gather the eggs and destroy them somewhere else. Some of the other animals would have gladly eaten them.
It's the most humane way to deal with the situation folks. Ocean Pines had to capture and euthanize 200+ adult geese last year. I think the zoo employees are well educated on methods of population control and conservation. There's nothing illegal or wrong about it. This particular lady found it sad, that's all.
Wake up it's natural selection. Shame they could not have raised some money. I love poached goose eggs.
It's a really a shame that people don't feel the same way when human babies are aborted and the democrats think it is ok to murder a baby born outside the womb for later term births.
My 5 year old knows where the eggs and bacon come from, he has helped get the egg from the chickens. I agree that it could have been done a little more discreetly, though. Not all kids are ready to see that.
Maybe a group that wants to protect geese should buy several acres of land and move some of the geese to their lands. Instead of expecting others to share their view. Population control is needed to limit the geese. If the zoo would do their control after hours they wouldn't have to justify their actions to snowflakes.
Good way to teach children about abortion. After all, murder (abortion) is legal.
Y'all are crying about a broken egg !!!How many of you A-Holes support parcel birth aborsion ? It's a freaking goose. They don't migrate away from here. As somebody said before, do your kids cry over a scrambled egg in the morning ? More humane ??? It's a freaking egg !!!If stabbing an egg is upsetting to you, you need counseling ....
Back to the basement with you..
You need to do some research...
geez, can you imagine how upset these people would be if they visited an abortion clinic!
Thats Salisbury people for you. Trust I don't like geese but I would never want to harm them or the eggs.
Well there it is, the dumbest thing I've read on the Internet all day! Freaking snowflakes are hilarious!!
Is there not a form of birth controlfor the geese ????Very cheap for humans to get it , whynot the animals ?
When the ZOO puts out 140 pounds of duck chow, (food) on the river feeders, WHAT DO THEY EXPECT? THEY are the ones not only attracting the geese to the Zoo area, they're encouraging them to stick around all year long so they don't have to PURCHASE and CONTROL other water fowl. Many of the geese being fed at the zoo become victims of other animals killing and eating them in confined areas. They should've done this after hours and not in the public's eye, especially in front of children. Again, the Zoo is attracting them by feeding them, so I don't want to hear about over population.
They are not migratory geese. They are not even Canada geese. They are a hybrid of Canada and Great Western geese. If you look closely they are substantially larger than a true migratory Canada goose. All they do is hang around, eat and poop. True, they are protected but that is because government is not too bright, not because they actually need protecting.
They are not migratory if they are laying eggs and nesting here they are resident geese. There habitat can only sustain so many therefore the culling is very necessary. There is much more to it educate yourself about the problem.
There is a much bigger problem than duck chow at the zoo look at why they are not migrating back to Canada they are going to stay Regardless of anyone feeding them. Snow goose overpopulation has destroyed the nesting grounds in Canada. Perfect habitat here on the shore at the park and most other parks golf courses and wastewater ponds in every housing development.lets fix the real problem not complain about the issue the big problem has caused.
People are seriously getting this bent out of shape over GEESE?! They’re aggressive, they can crap up to 4 pounds a day EACH- not to mention all of the parasites and diseases their poop can have. Salisbury is over ridden with those things!!! I used to live there and there would be 35+ in the yard every day, just eating, crapping, and breeding. Every time I go to Salisbury I see them everywhere, they are an invasive species and NOT a protected species anymore. They have little to no benefit to the area and their numbers are continuously rising. I’m all for the population control like a lot more should be. Not to be rude, but it’s the best way. Would you rather see chicks being killed? Hunted? Smash the eggs. Salisbury zoo you do what you have to.
I don't want to hear about overpopulation either. Yes, Yes, Yes they do feed them and it is sooo aggravating. I have said it forever and I'll keep saying until I die, the zoo is not in the right place, never has been. If the ones complaining about the geese had to put up with their mess day in and day out they would look at this differently. Should not have been done in front of children but yes they need to get rid of as many of them as they can.
Save the chickens!! Get rid of all those dang things. They can carry the Avian Influenza virus and could someday kill us all.Now wouldn't that make liberals happy?
Took my granddaughter to the Salisbury zoo a few years back. The geese where every where. Crap all over. I too feel that the eggs could have been disposes another way. When you break a breakfast egg the mother hen isn't there to see. Children seeing the eggs destroyed by a human with a pen don't understand. It's not natural
We live in a world where people think we deserve it but guess what animals were here before us. You all think there's too many so we should kill them that's like saying there is to many people let's kill some off. Would that be ok? The zoo staff should be disciplined or fired
This is wrong. I understand population control however this could have been handled differently. Their are a lot of things that need to be looked into at the zoo. For example proper feeding of the animals and proper space for them to move around. Not small little areas like they have now.
The zoo might have a permit to do this, but I think that it would have been better not to do this in front of visitors. I know that the man who farms the land behind us actually has a permit to shoot the geese for eating his crops, so it doesn't surprise me that the zoo is allowed to dispose of the eggs. It might be better not to do it in front of visitors though.
Yet dnr limited our hunting limits to one bird a day next year for goose season........
The human population is the real problem. No other species is killing the planet like we humans are. We poop, crowd, and over populate every part of the planet if you really want to make an accurate statement!
Those peacocks are crapping everywhere and they are spreading disease and worms wherever they go. Just talk to the staff and they will tell you about the parasites they carry. When will they be removed? Oh yeah they’re prettier. Never mind!
People want to hang the staff or zoo yet killing a fetus is acceptable. I don't see people fighting for unborn babies like they are fighting for these eggs.
FYI....poking a hole in the eggs indicates to the bird they are no longer any good,she will just start a again,had the eggs been shaken/ addled she would continue to set on them until she just gave up...if you leave one to hatch ,a few days after hatching she will abandon the nest and the other eggs to care for her only hatchling...but what does this old farm boy know.....Big Mike
2:48-By your logic, the bombings this Easter was natural selection.
3:09-You're a cold son of a b**** who obviously doesn't have any children.
3:15- I think most of us are against abortion of any sort. It's cruel.
4:02 p.m. So you think this is funny to do in front of children? Watching the parental geese in distress after their babies have been destroyed? That really doesn't sound hilarious to me. It actually sounds kind of cruel. And at a zoo that feeds these creatures? That sounds like the crazy kid who kills stray animals in his backyard. But I guess he's doing a service?
4:54 p.m. Joe has been saying it forever, you're just riding on his coattails again.
People, almost all brands of eggs you buy at the grocery store are unfertilized. Thus the eggs you eat for breakfast will never create a chicken, they will only just rot if not eaten. This is because the hen has never had the pleasure of love making before laying her egg. Birds & Bees 101. Yes, the Zoo could have had more couth than killing the goose eggs in front of innocent children. The children will learn soon enough what an unfair, harsh, dog eat dog world this is. Just look at the lying, cheating, rioting, and criminal democrats
The geese are just like the illegal immigrants, the geese will continue to come here as long as they are provided with food, shelter, health care, etc
Didn’t they just arrest a couple of teens for killing geese in city park? Tell me the difference! Lol If the Government does it, ok... if teens do it it’s cruelty and punishable involving money in the form of a fine. Effing hypocrites. Especially zoo personnel, morons.
That's just an called for, no reason to be downing the immigrants, I'd like to see u live in their 3rd world country for a week I guarantee you would be at border before Wednesday
I would write a strongly worded letter to the zoo but my pen is covered in yolk.
So you’d rather them grow up and they ring there necks lol
PETA you’re kidding me right??
You take the eggs before the goose starts sitting on them is how it works. NOT after she starts sitting. People are so stupid.
Um... Science. The breakfast eggs aren't fertilized.
the country and this area is going to hell in a handbasket and you fools are crying about breaking a few eggs? Man is this country and specifically salisbury turning into such a sh!thole!
At least with euthanasia, they don’t know it’s about to happen. In this situation, a mother goose who has motherly instinct, watched someone destroy her eggs and now doesn’t k ow what to do! Just incredibly sad! I agree population control is important and a must, but ugh! Not this way.
Well please excuse the geese for not being able to migrate because... ya know... STUCK IN A ZOO
Hey Debbie, do you have walls & doors with locks at your residence ?
Snowflakes are going to ruin the world
Smallsbury is lucky to have the Salisbury Zoo in it’s community. This community has little to offer and for those of us who took our children to the zoo when they were young, we are grateful for its existence. Seeing this ridiculous debate makes me sad about the society we now live in. Perhaps the zoo made a mistake by performing this necessary task in front of visitors, but is it really necessary to attack them publicly when they do so much good for the community? Why does everything have to be a public debate? If a family witnessed these eggs being pinned, they should have privately contacted the zoo and explained what they saw. I am POSITIVE the zoo leadership would have been apologetic and looked into the matter. Making it public is simply people with nothing to do but complain, try to make themselves seem important. So sad. If you have an issue, be a grown-up and address it directly, not through Joe’s blog or Facebook.
Geese carry diseases, attack children in the zoo constantly. Not to mention everyone in here eats eggs everyday. Cry your tears about it all you want, doing exactly what they need to do. Population Control. DNR does this on a regular basis.
Debbie needs to have the illegals come live with her. Dumber than dirt she is.
Boo hoo, they are nasty filthy animals. I don't like them. Your pets can get sick from their stool. They are annoying and a nuisance. I will go help the zoo workers. CULL EM ALL
Again we go from eggs being destroyed to abortion and illegals lol. What is wrong with you people. The topic at hand is should we be concerned on how the Zoo controls the Canadian Geese population. I find it a little hypocritical that you are concerned about the geese but you are there to observed various animals locked in cages for your entertainment. What about all the beef,seafood,veal, turkeys etc.. that end up on your plate. I don't think they line up at the killing stations so you can have Sunday dinner. Mouth breathers at the very least and Libtards for sure. This is why we are so screwed up as a society. All those mentioned meats have a place in this world it is right next to the mashed potatoes and gravy. As for the Zoo stop doing stupid crap in front of the kids. Obviously by this post the parents are doing a fine job of screwing them up on their own.Have a Delmarvalous Day.
Maybe the Mother Geese will retaliate and Shit all over the workers vehicles Just Saying!!!! ��
8:26 PM on 4/24, two people can't have the same thought for years? Jeez, I didn't know that!!
Joe WHY was Larry hogan at the WHITEHOUSE CORRESPONDENT DINNER last night is he a journalist ? Or a RAT for the Dem journalist ?
f-k them geese! good riddance!
10:35 AM, exactly!!!
Take the eggs from the nest and the hen lays more. Leave them in there addled and she will continue to sit on them for weeks.
How many complainers here are human abortion advocates?
@ 8:20 no actually 3:09 is not cold just realistic. Now go refreeze your snowflake :-)
The zoo sucks and always has. I hated going there as a kid. Mangy Bears then the Oliphant family donated that poor baby elephant Ollie and people fed it dirt until it croaked. Then those nasty spitting Lama's that poor Leopard that paced it's self to death in that compound. The masterbating Monkeys. The Zoo is actually quite reflective of the quality of life around here. Go to any farm around here and you will see animals better cared for and your next MEAL. OINK. It's always been a dusty stinky miserable place and we all have heard what went on in the Bamboo thrushes after hours. It's on par with the Miniature Pony Circus at Chincoteague and seeing Misty stuffed by a local taxidermist that specialized in squirrels and Muskrats and the tortured coin operated chickens dancing on a hot plate at Trader Lee's . Eastern Shore side Shows.I go to Wal-Mart and Chik-Fil-A and buy nothing just to see local wild life.
2/3 of the idiots complaining are probably registered Democrats. You idiots support full term abortions but culling the geese population is crossing the line. Un f'ing believable
Zoo did this wrong...should’ve offered egg sandwiches for all.
Bulldoze the damn zoo!! It's outdated and a pretty lame example of presentation. The poor animals in terrible danger Everytime we get any kind of rain accumulation. What exactly is SSSOOO damn special about what's actually being displayed? A few Buffalo, a prairie dog or two, few peacock??
2:38- Wow! So that is what you think is a snarky come back? Look, Troll, your gonna have to try a lot harder if you are trying to trigger anyone! Step it up, idiot!
@11:59-And you keyboard Warriors will contiually do absolutely nothing to stop it!
Haha! They aren't in an enclosure, or stuck. They're wild geese that takeover this area every year. And while a nuisance at times, if this did happen, I agree it shouldn't have been done during the day while the public was there.
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