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Community members hold demonstration to protest euthanization of geese in Liberty Park

Protest organizers say they plan to peacefully protest the gassing of 20 geese and five goslings that reside in Liberty Park.

News 12 Staff

Jun 6, 2024, 9:20 PM

Updated 8 days ago

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Residents of Somerset County are protesting to put a stop to a town council plan to euthanize geese in Peapack-Gladstone Borough.
Protest organizers say they plan to peacefully protest the gassing of 20 geese and five goslings that reside in Liberty Park.
Thursday’s protest is scheduled ahead of a borough meeting to discuss the longstanding issue.
According to town council members, a plan was created to kill the geese to address concerns with the United States Department of Agriculture.
The goal of the plan is to make sure the park and surrounding areas are clean and usable.
One of the main concerns from the council is the amount of feathers and droppings left behind by the geese.
Since the plan was created in March, residents and business owners have been voicing concerns about the issue.
Residents have even volunteered to help clean the park to avoid killing the geese.
Many are asking the mayor to cancel the USDA contract and relocate the animals instead.


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