New York swans stir animal rights controversy

The US Department of Conservation proposes virtually eliminating city’s mute swans in 10 years.

Mute swans are a popular attraction for many New Yorkers. However, the United States Department of Conservation believes that they destroy aquatic vegetation and displace native wildlife.

It has become such a concern that the department has proposed virtually eliminating the species over the next 10 years.

Al Jazeera’s Kristen Saloomey reports from New York.

Source: Al Jazeera