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sitigeltfel
3rd Dec 2018, 16:41
The Spanish city of Cadiz is planning to capture 5000 pigeons, transport them to other areas and......wait for it..... hope they won't come back !


https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46425770

Not sure they have really thought this through, why not just kill the flying rats ?

IBMJunkman
3rd Dec 2018, 16:43
Potential fallout from PETA?

racedo
3rd Dec 2018, 17:08
The Spanish city of Cadiz is planning to capture 5000 pigeons, transport them to other areas and......wait for it..... hope they won't come back !
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46425770
Not sure they have really thought this through, why not just kill the flying rats ?

Give Colonel Sanders a call and he will ensure they taste just like CHICKEN............... Southern Fried that is.

racedo
3rd Dec 2018, 17:09
Potential fallout from PETA?

Trust me would be more worried about fallout from 5000 pidgeons.

sitigeltfel
3rd Dec 2018, 17:26
Potential fallout from PETA?

I don't think a city that slaughters bulls as a spectator sport will take much notice of them.

Ancient Observer
3rd Dec 2018, 17:27
Take them to somewhere that has a chicken shortage?

BehindBlueEyes
3rd Dec 2018, 22:44
I can’t quite see how this sort of thing works with a winged creature.

Having talked to a local water bailiff, he was complaining about how successful the swan population was and that to control it, he had the slightly challenging job of oiling the eggs to prevent them hatching (wouldn’t want to mess with a swan’s nest personally) One of his colleagues had the bright idea of transporting ten adult swans to the nearest established colony on the coast. With great difficulty, they encouraged the birds into the back of their van, drove 70 miles to the sea, released them and drove back, congratulating themselves on a job well done. Of course, we all know what happened next. By the time the men got back to the local river, the swans were already home and carrying on as though nothing had happened.

jimtherev
3rd Dec 2018, 23:13
Surely a more successful idea would be to release the birdies in the South of France just at the beginning of the shooting season. One hears that nothing that flies is safe during that month - migrating rare birds an'all.

gemma10
4th Dec 2018, 13:24
This is nothing more than pie in the sky.

treadigraph
4th Dec 2018, 13:27
Be a feather in their cap if they were right though. Oh wait...

charliegolf
4th Dec 2018, 14:37
Surely a more successful idea would be to release the birdies in the South of France just at the beginning of the shooting season. One hears that nothing that flies is safe during that month - migrating rare birds an'all.

Malta. Much more assured outcome. They are nutters for it!

CG

ShyTorque
4th Dec 2018, 20:37
Surely the size of the problem has been eggsagerated...

gemma10
4th Dec 2018, 22:07
Coo, er that`s a bad yolk...

Carbon Bootprint
4th Dec 2018, 23:30
Pigeon shooting with a columbaire is awesome. Some people actually make money at it, though I've just done it for fun.

Tankertrashnav
5th Dec 2018, 00:07
Tom Lehrer had a solution

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhuMLpdnOjY