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Teresa
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PostSubject: Scotland alert -- Dud control programme   Scotland alert -- Dud control programme Icon_minitimeSun Sep 27, 2009 5:24 pm

Apparently pigeons have become a major problem around the Parliament building in Scotland's capital.
So much so that they have signed up for a 3-year programme costing £13,000/year to hire hawks to scare 50 or 60 pigeons away! Serious EEK!! That's over £216/bird/year! Crikey, for that price they could pay a rehabber to keep them in gold cages! Oh brother

http://209.85.229.132/search?q=cache:Y2DR95XV8XsJ:news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/edinburgh_and_east/8259244.stm
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PostSubject: Re: Scotland alert -- Dud control programme   Scotland alert -- Dud control programme Icon_minitimeSun Sep 27, 2009 5:39 pm

Here's some of the debate that led to that. Especially note independent MSP Margo MacDonald saying, on hearing that it would cost £250/bird to relocate them, "For £250, I will personally wring their necks myself!" Do the Scots know the kind of person they've elected to represent them? :For Shame:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/edinburgh_and_east/5388092.stm

Note also that the pigeon they chose to represent the problem is banded...
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PostSubject: Re: Scotland alert -- Dud control programme   Scotland alert -- Dud control programme Icon_minitimeSun Sep 27, 2009 6:00 pm

Teresa wrote:
Apparently pigeons have become a major problem around the Parliament building in Scotland's capital.
So much so that they have signed up for a 3-year programme costing £13,000/year to hire hawks to scare 50 or 60 pigeons away! Serious EEK!! That's over £216/bird/year! Crikey, for that price they could pay a rehabber to keep them in gold cages! Oh brother

http://209.85.229.132/search?q=cache:Y2DR95XV8XsJ:news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/edinburgh_and_east/8259244.stm

Maybe one of us should volunteer. Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Scotland alert -- Dud control programme   Scotland alert -- Dud control programme Icon_minitimeSun Sep 27, 2009 7:42 pm

Teresa wrote:
Here's some of the debate that led to that. Especially note independent MSP Margo MacDonald saying, on hearing that it would cost £250/bird to relocate them, "For £250, I will personally wring their necks myself!"
Do the Scots know the kind of person they've elected to represent them? Scotland alert -- Dud control programme 5244

Note also that the pigeon they chose to represent the problem is banded...
That makes me sick. Scotland alert -- Dud control programme 64198
I'm just about to walk out the door, but will read the articles a bit later.
Scotland alert -- Dud control programme 686336 for alerting us to this situation, Teresa.

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PostSubject: Re: Scotland alert -- Dud control programme   Scotland alert -- Dud control programme Icon_minitimeSun Sep 27, 2009 11:16 pm

Wow! And everybody says the Scots are stingy.
Obviously Scots have no other problems in the country when 50~60 pigeons are subject of parliament discussion. Or maybe some pigeon from the opposition pooped in a protest on the Mac Whatever’s car.
This is really good stuff we can make bucks here. For $ 20,747.00 a year we can all take turns. Holiday in Scotland with a short trip to Ireland (pigeon export/relocation program) they are pigeon friendly.
Maybe even we can save some money and buy a piece of land, build pigeon sanctuary (near the parliament)?
That's too funny That's too funny That's too funny
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PostSubject: Re: Scotland alert -- Dud control programme   Scotland alert -- Dud control programme Icon_minitimeMon Sep 28, 2009 7:59 pm

Ha!Ha!Ha! YOU rock
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