Pigeon-Talk banner
1 - 12 of 12 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
508 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Check out the article that appeared in our local newspaper today. It explains my "battle" with the city council and my neighbors. After my valiant attempt at my special animal permit I was denied, but as I left I was flagged down by a local reporter. She bravely laid out this article. The terminology isn't perfect, but pretty good for someone who only researched it for a couple of days. :)

Check it out!!

http://www.southwestreviewnews.com/main.asp?SectionID=62&SubSectionID=128&ArticleID=4062&TM=53736.8
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
393 Posts
Check out the article that appeared in our local newspaper today. It explains my "battle" with the city council and my neighbors. After my valiant attempt at my special animal permit I was denied, but as I left I was flagged down by a local reporter. She bravely laid out this article. The terminology isn't perfect, but pretty good for someone who only researched it for a couple of days. :)

Check it out!!

http://www.southwestreviewnews.com/main.asp?SectionID=62&SubSectionID=128&ArticleID=4062&TM=53736.8
It's sad that our feathered friend's have been relegated to the trash heap.We've had our problem's in Chicago.Sad to say, it's of our own doing.Shanty loft's in small yard's and hundred's of pigeon's.
It seem's we cannot get away from the populous wanting to live in a sterile enviroment!
I and several other member's have diligently tried to show, through speaking at pet club's at school's,supporting the special olympic's, talking to the press and giving them a general history of our pigeon's.
One thing that alway's tear's me up. The like's of GI Joe and all those other valiant bird's...how soon they forget.
Keep up your fight, sadly to say it will be a fight.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
508 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
It's okay. I prayed a lot about it. God is still in control. He's reminding me how many other things I have to be thankful for.

Oh, and speaking of God's care... All my birds found EXCELLENT homes. :) The majority of my "flock" went out in the country to this guy's place. He has all sort of exotic animals. Deer, peacocks, etc. He has a HUGE loft with only about 8 other pigeons. He let my birds go right into the flock. You could tell they were HAPPY.

Then my one favorite hen went to one of my friends from the MN Pigeon Forum. He's introducing white into his loft to get some "splash" coloring. He said she's doing well. He's going to get some more weight on her and then pair her up.

Anyways, so my bird room is empty now. :( I have to clean it out and then my hubby is gutting the bathroom and remodeling it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
875 Posts
maybe people reading the article in your town will take time and actually THINK about pigeons in positive light,im sick too of hearing"vermin/disease/dirty/ugly/stupid" etc from people,the only way attitudes will be changed(in my humble opinion)is by teaching kids,who are more eager to soak up information(which they pass on to parents,carers etc)when i was a kid in edinburgh(im 42)we could feed pigeons,buy a bag of nuts from a special stall and have fun feeding lots of pigeons in princes st gardens,the stall was closed,the pigeons deemed"vermin" so kids have been denied the joy of interacting with the birds!its up to all of us pigeon lovers to fly the flag for these special little birds,keep on keepin on!good luck!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,808 Posts
I think that was an outstanding article, especially (as you said) since she only had a few days to research it. I'm really bummed to hear they won't allow you the special permit, though. The reporter made a lot of very important points about pigeons, dispelling a lot of myths in just a short article. I am impressed. . .of course I would be more so if it worked to allow you the permit! :rolleyes:

I gotta say I'm so tempted to print this out and give to my nagging neighbor!:eek::

Inside a loft of 100 birds, the noise level is comparable to humans talking in conversation tones, according to research by the Avian Assistance Council, a legal advocacy group for pigeon keepers. The sound dissipates to a background rustle outside the loft, the bird council claims.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
9,856 Posts
The article was exceptionally good but I have tears in my eyes because you had to give up your birds. People simply don't understand what joy a pigeon can bring to them. Even though you lost the fight, you won in one respect and that is through educating some people that pigeons are not bad.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,679 Posts
That was a pretty cool article...thanks for sharing that with us. I was really hoping for you to be able to build your loft I know you've done a great deal of research in the preparations for building your loft.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,098 Posts
Nice article. I think you should move out somewhere else. Your neighbors have biased preconception and the council cave in with what they believe instead of what facts they can have. They basically are viewing your pigeons as feral pigeons. So here is their stupid logic: For example, they see so many escaped cats and dogs in the city messing things up, so they decided to outlaw them instead. Now people can't have dogs or cats. Now do you see the stupid logic that they have? It is not the dog or the cat, but rather the behavior or the circumstance. They treated your pigeons like you are going to release them and ended up as making ferals. I rather move out. There is no point of living in a stupid place/people. It should be their loss.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
508 Posts
Discussion Starter · #11 ·
5 years RodSD. I only have to make it 5 yrs. After my husband graduates with his PHD we will make enough money to life anywhere we want! He'll make enough I can have a pigeon PALACE if I want to. At that point we'll move to the country and have whatever the heck we want. :D
 
1 - 12 of 12 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top