London has banned Bernar Rayner from peddling his pigeon feed in Trafalgar Square. After a lengthy battle, he acceded to being bought out.
I’m ambivalent on the issue of feeding pigeons. I’m a birder and an animal lover, but they sure do create an unhealthy mess. It ain’t their fault they don’t have a rectum, but faultless or not they do create an unsanitary condition. On the other hand, I’ve run through many a pile of dog poo that inconsiderate dog owners leave. That’s also unhealthy. There are laws against that, but rarely enforced. I can run over pigeonshit with no problem. Hell, I play on tennis courts with all kinds of bird droppings. But it seems everywhere I run there’s dogshit lying around: on the grass, roads, and sidewalks. Personally, I think any dog owner who leaves that crap around should be summarily shot. (Heck with any arrest. You never know when they may make it a federal offense and a president pardons him.)
Enough of my ramblind and digression. This debate posting is about feeding pigeons, pro or con?