Don’t feed the birds in pub­lic space

RE: FINE-FEATH­ERED FRIENDS (OCT. 3)

The Hamilton Spectator - - Comment -

Why is The Spec­ta­tor pro­mot­ing the vi­o­la­tion of Hamil­ton’s by­laws by pub­lish­ing this pic­ture as front-page news? By­law #12-130 pro­hibits the feed­ing of birds ex­cept on your own prop­erty. I en­joy bird­watch­ing in my yard but have a prob­lem with flocks of pi­geons on the streets that leave dis­gust­ing messes on the ground and your clothes. Try walk­ing un­der the bridge on the south-west cor­ner of John and Hunter at the bus sta­tion. There are piles of smelly pi­geon poop and you may get hit by some from the pi­geons roost­ing above. Other cities are start­ing to fine peo­ple for feed­ing the pi­geons. It’s time Hamil­ton did the same.

Linda Lis­ter, Hamil­ton

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