Friday, August 19, 2011
Small Glimmers of Hope (Investigative Journalism and "Loner" Geese)
(Photo -- "Loner Goose" at Harlem Meer.)
I am forced to eat some of my words this morning.
Yesterday, I complained that virtually "100%" of current articles on geese screamed for their harassment, eradication or destruction via hunting.
But, no sooner had I posted the blog entry yesterday, when an absolutely outstanding article was published in numerous papers around the country!:
If I thought investigative journalism was totally dead, thankfully I am proved wrong. It is indeed rare to say that any article could be 100% accurate, but this one truly is. (All the more amazing considering its length and depth.) The author, Mary Lou Simms did an incredible and masterful job of digging and reporting. This is a piece that needs to be shared far and wide.
As has been shared so many times in this journal and once again seems to be confirmed in the piece is the sheer cruelty by which the geese are crammed into USDA crates and transported to wherever they go for gassing or slaughter.
From the article: