07/23/2010 03:44 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

New York To Kill 170,000 Geese

New York's geese are dead birds squawking.

The state plans to eliminate 170,000 Canada geese.

That means two-thirds of the current population could be exterminated.

The aggressive plan is a reaction to the crash of US Airways Flight 1549 last year.

Earlier this month, 400 geese in Prospect Park were euthanized and the U.S. Department of Agriculture has been removing the birds from several locations near JFK and LaGuardia Airports.

State Senator Eric Adams lead a vigil for the departed geese last Saturday. Adams said there are more humane ways to deal with the birds.