Unfriendly Skies

A barrage of 12-gauge shotguns shatters the quiet of the May dawn. Another three-month killing season at New York City’s JFK airport has begun. The marksmen work for the .S. Department of Agriculture’s controversial Animal Damage Control (ADC) program, which kills 2.5 million birds and animals each year, with public money and often on public land—but, as at JFK, without public input.