The recent decision by the courts to uphold the right of the Port Authority to shoot thousands of birds that migrate and gather near JFK Airport is very troubling.
While the safety of airplanes is a top priority, shooting and killing thousands of birds certainly will not lessen the problem substantially. There are always going to be near and possible collisions between birds and planes, and there has to be a more humane way of preventing them.
JFK Airport was built right next to a Federal Wildlife Sanctuary, and that wildlife was living there long before that airport was built.
The Port Authority needs to come up with a mutually agreeable way to better deal with this very critical issue. Planes and birds must be able to exist together.