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USDA killing goose eggs in Mill Creek Park to control population

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture was in Mill Creek Park on Wednesday to control the geese population.

It’s using a technique called “addling,” in which the geese eggs are removed from the nest and shaken so the developing goose is killed. The egg is put back in the nest so the mother goose believes it will still hatch and won’t lay any more eggs in the meantime.

This is not the first time Mill Creek has used addling to control the geese population.

Some consider this method more humane than others.

In 2014, the USDA and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources rounded up 240 geese and gassed them with carbon monoxide, killing them. It was a controversial move that drew lots of attention.

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