Main | Monday, November 12, 2007

Don't Feed, Kill

New York City Councilman Simcha Felder, (D-Brooklyn) proposed a new ordinance today which would outlaw feeding pigeons, punishable by fines up to $1000. Felder was on the evening news tonight to say, "Hey, if you like pigeons so much, bring them into your home and feed them there. And let them crap all over your house instead of the city." Felder also wants to create a "pigeon czar" to address the damage caused to city structures by pigeons, including bridges being corroded by decades of droppings.

A single pigeon produces 25 pounds of droppings a year. As people with HIV are particularly imperiled by pigeon-borne illnesses, there have been some real showdowns with pigeon feeders in places like San Francisco.

My opinion, from the JMG archives:

Pigeons, dey's just feathered rats
Dey's make more noise than fucking cats
Me and neighbors, in cahoots
Stomp them with our steely boots
Make dey's little heads go splats


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