We meet them everywhere, every day.
They are abandoned, homeless house pigeons, the strays in our cities.
The way we deal with them is a scandal, a shame.
We take the right to domesticate, breed, exploit, abandon, scare, torture, starve, and kill these animals because we mean that their existence harms us.
Pigeons used to be on the rocks, we humans caught and bred them.
Because of the excessive expansion of the human population, pigeons have lost their houses and are therefore settled in the cities.
That is where their misery began.
They eat our waste to avoid starvation, they get sick, they are injured and die in agony because of our traps
People constantly blaspheme against their excrement, but no one blasphemes against the plastic waste by the sea and in barbecue areas
We accuse pigeons of transmitting diseases to us humans, but the Robert Koch Institute has proven the opposite
You don’t have to speculate for long as to who instigated the “arguments” against the pigeons … those responsible always refer to the so-called experts, such as hunters, falconers, and scare-off companies who fill their pockets with the suffering of the animals!
They are peaceful, harm no one.
They recognize faces, at least my face, as soon as I go to the train station in my city to feed them under strict discretion.
For most people, animal welfare ends when pigeons are fed.
That is why they are hunted, kicked, and arbitrarily harassed.
The only animal-friendly solution is dovecotes, which are built where pigeons live: in the city centers.
Animal rights activists (who are not paid for it) would provide them with species-appropriate feed and water as well as suitable breeding sites.
By exchanging pigeon eggs with gypsum eggs, an animal welfare-friendly and sustainable control of the population takes place.
Some cities have already started to successfully control pigeon populations in this way – but most of them still treat pigeons like strays in southerners.
We have to finally stop waging war against the pigeons, we have to make peace with them by helping them and giving back what we took from them: A roof over their head and appropriate food!
They love wheat, lentils, flax seeds, birdseed.
It is finally time to take responsibility for these animals.
Please feed the pigeons.
My best regards to all, Venus