I really don’t know too much about geese, but I respect them as I do all animals whom God has created. Yes, I purposely used the pronoun “whom” because animals are living breathing beings – not things. As for the geese themselves, I think they have a reputation for being testy at times, but I don’t feel that gives us the right to be cruel to them. Recently, I saw on TV that a goose kept on following a man in the neighborhood and neither he or his neighbors were much perturbed by it. In fact, it was kind of cute and even comical seeing this goose follow him wherever he went – maybe even lessoning the “testy” characterization. At least this one is friendly.
Thank goodness, most of the people I know aren’t in the financial strata where they can afford to buy foie gras and for that I am grateful. It is a food that I’m sure we all know about by now which is made from the fattened livers of geese.