Kingston Pigeons On The Run

Heard it on the grapevine about how pigeons in Kingston are up for the cull – didn’t think much of it – Kingston pigeons are usually a bit up their own arse – especially the ones that say they’re from Richmond. Kingston’s a bit of a suburban nightmare – so just reckoned they were bored and probably up for a bit of attention…

Then I got sent this from Spike and Mandy. Jesus Christ. Totally outraged. Even if they are a bit puffed up – they so don’t deserve to be shot by a fucking marksman!

Check it out!!!

The ‘town centre manager’, Graham McNally, said: “At this moment in time, a specialist marksman will be used to shoot the pigeons. I can definitely say there will be no gassing and no poisoning. The cull will be carried out discreetly.”

Discreelty? Eh? There’s nothing fucking discreet about some maniac roaming the streets of Kingston with a dirty great rifle! Word on the street is Graham’s just pissed he only got to manage a town centre and is taking it out on the pigeons.

Anyway – me & Mart decided to go check it out for ourselves, and bumped into this dude:

Well depressed.

Name’s Alan. Reckons there’s a mass evacuation underway. Pigeons everywhere are shitting it and doing a runner to Isleworth – poor fucks.

Mart made me put this one in. He took it. Reckons it ‘captures the scene’.

December 10, 2006. Uncategorized.

8 Comments

  1. Becci replied:

    Don’t worry, Brian, we already wrote letters to Kingston city officials!!

  2. pigeonblog replied:

    Becci: Nice one!
    Your pal Bri

  3. Becci replied:

    Just in case anybody else wants to take a minute to write:

    Graham McNally

    Kingston Town Centre Management Ltd
    3rd Floor Neville House
    55 Eden Street
    Kingston upon Thames
    Surrey KT1 1BW

    Or call:

    020 8547 1221

    Or email:

    graham.mcnally@ktcm.co.uk

    Here’s a really great link explaining why pigeon culling is not only unnecessary, but actually counterproductive, and how other towns have dealt with their pigeon problems successfully and humanely.

    http://www.picas.org.uk/alternatives.htm

    Of course, Brian already knows this stuff, I imagine, being that he’s a pigeon.🙂

  4. elf mandinio replied:

    Christ, that pigeon does look blue! didnt think I’d seen such a depressed pidge!

  5. Julia replied:

    Hey Brian – long time no see – you’ll be well pleased by this feed-the-pigeons game someone made for a Bournemouth website:

    http://www.bh101.co.uk/pigeons/

    Get the food to the pigeons, not the seagulls!

  6. Steve replied:

    haha, I made that pigeon game! Hooray!

  7. RooRooo replied:

    Dash it, not so easy, but I made it too. Blasted seagulls!

  8. pigeonblog replied:

    Beccci: You beat me to it on the contact Graham front. Let me know if he gets back to you! Apparently he’s been keeping a low profile since the post. Loads of pigeons from Peckham rocked up to give him some shit. Fucking funny. Cheers for the link too. Gonna post about it – makes total sense. Basel sounds like the place to hang!
    Your pal
    Bri P

    Elf Mandinio: Totally. Heard he’s always a bit like that though. Bit waterbowl half empty. Know what I mean?
    Your pal ,Bri

    Julia: Good to hear from you – cheers for the top link too! It rocks. Bit tricky on the old beak & toe manoevres tho…
    Your pal, Bri P

    Steve: Dude! What can I say? Where d’ya get the idea from? Tops! Got any other pigeon stuff? Mail me and let me know and I’ll post about it – any pal to the pigeons is a pal of mine!
    Respect!
    Brian P

    RooRooo: Good to hear from you! Glad you bet the dulls!
    Your pal, Bri

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