Pigeons Protest Against McDonalds

It takes a lot to get me riled, particularly when it comes to food, and most definitely when it is one of the finest producers of the hamburger in a bun around today, McDonalds. Despite their recent attempt to create a more wholesome image doing salads and stuff, generally McDonalds can always be relied upon to provide the fattiest chewiest greasiest burgers in town. Even when there’s no burger left, just juice and mayo on a bun, it doesn’t disappoint.

This, however, does. A massive moving billboard has appeared on Piccadilly Circus advertising McDonalds, featuring a pigeon. There was no permission asked, and the poor fuck didn’t even get paid. Outrage. They claim to be all eco-friendly these days, surely pigeon exploitation counts too? Sat in front of a camera he was, for hours. Covered in make-up, and without even so much as a bap.

Here’s the result in all its glory:

‘I’m lovin’ it’. Yeah, right. Looks like it.

I’ve not managed to catch-up with the pigeon in question as he’s currently in hiding undergoing some sort of stress therapy.

Did talk to this dude though, outside Liverpool Street Station. He was one of many that day targeting McDonald’s outside eating areas across the country:

“It’s not good.” Said Aurthur, from South Bank. “McDonalds is a great brand. I’ve supported it all my life, but why a pigeon? Why not a cat, or another bird, like a finch? If they were about to provide free seeded buns, it would make sense. What’s in it for us? I also heard their treatment of Len was appalling. Aside form the odd voice over, he’s had to give up commercials altogether.”

Arthur said he would be sitting there everyday until the campaign ends. Fair play.

March 25, 2010. Uncategorized.


  1. uncle wilco replied:

    I suppose a McPigeon is cheaper to make than a beef one.. maybe it’s a clue to the next healthy ingredient?

  2. absurdoldbird replied:

    Pigeon burgers anyone? Complete with free lice!

  3. Pigeon Rachel replied:

    I think you’re being a bit touchy Bry. I see it as a tribute to the London Pigeon.

  4. RoooRoooo replied:

    Outrageous! This calls for shit or miss. Not sure on who or what, but usually outrageous pieces of news always call for shit or miss…

  5. pigeonblog replied:

    uncle wilco and absurdoldbird: I’m sure some pigeons taste like shit, and probably have a type of flea, but I bet not all cows taste like cows?
    Your pal

    Pigeon Rachel: I suppose it’s not everyday a pigeon gets to be that big on Piccadilly Circus.
    Your pal

    RoooRoooo: Shit or miss is a great idea, on McDonalds across the country. Nice.
    Your pal

  6. absurdoldbird replied:

    Something you might like on my blog here

  7. liltimmy replied:

    r u kidding. who cares. get a life and quit worrying about a pigeon. It was probably a computer image u r ridiculous

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