Pigeon Awareness Day In Calderdale

Ok – so when I first got sent this from Prodicus and saw the header – ‘Council spends £10,000 on Monty-Pythonesque Pigeon Awareness Day’, I thought: ‘Bring it on!’ At last, raise the awareness of the pigeon. Tell it how it is from our point of view. Lay the foundations for our very own National Pigeon Day. Maybe chuck out some free seed for old time’s sake… but no. I couldn’t have been more wrong. Turns out a somewhat pointless town in Yorkshire called Calderdale has decided to hold Pigeon Awareness Days to encourage folks to stop feeding the pigeons. On the upside, it sounds like they won’t be calling out the falcons anytime soon, but this quote worried me:

‘There is only one way of eradicating pigeons and that is for people to stop feeding them’, says Councillor Paul Rogan

Eradicate? Wtf?

That said, I know for a fact that Calderdale is neither a favourite mini-break nor holiday destination for the northern pigeon, so there really can’t be that many of us knocking about… I decided to look into it a bit further and it seems, more than likely, a complete lack of things to do in Calderdale is to blame. Any town whose list of events to watch out for in the month includes a walk up to Stoodley Pike has got to be bored out of its tiny mind.

So, in conclusion, if it means that much to them, they should go ahead. As for the pigeons of Calderdale, I say make it your own. Go for it. Get as many of you together as you can and party, hard. It may be the last chance you get.

Read the full story here.

Cheers for sending it, Prodicus!

January 10, 2009. Uncategorized.

2 Comments

  1. nomadskorf replied:

    I wouldn’t worry too much Bri, there are plenty more Northern towns to go and get some scoff from.

    Leave them to their hill walking!

  2. pigeonblog replied:

    nomadskorf: Couldn’t agree more on the hill walking front. Never seen the point in it myself.
    Your pal
    Bri P

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