According to the US Department of Agriculture, the city of Denver has been plagued with a growing Canadian goose population for more than 15 years.
There are an estimated 5,000 geese living in the city.
The problem has led to overgrazing on grass, plants and crops, an accumulation of goose droppings and feathers, disease and attacks on humans by aggressive birds.
So the city has come up with an initiative to fix problem: round up the geese and process them into food for needy families.
The USDA says goose meat is safe for human consumption.
The program started this month because geese molt between June and July.
Since their feathers are shedding to make way for new ones, they can’t fly and are easier to catch.
Even though Canadian geese are protected under the Migratory Bird Act, Denver’s Parks and Recreation obtain special authorization from the state and federal governments to conduct the round ups.