Why eat Pigeon if it’s vermin / pest ?

Today, Rentokil celebrates its 85th anniversary in killing animals.  So to celebrate they decided to set up a pop-up restaurant selling Pigeon meat and insects (some coated in chocolate) in the heart of London next to St Pauls.  It turns out that the meat actually contains venison, bacon as well as pigeon, not just pigeon meat as it claims (in fact wood-pigeon).

The food being offered was free, hence the queue.  People of all colours and backgrounds were intrigued and queuing up.

When I asked the tall white-haired chap, if this was legal and where he obtained the pigeons from ? ie Are they from pest control jobs rentokil have been involved in ?
He responded “Oh no, we’re not allowed to do that.  The chef obtained them”  he said with a smile on this face.

To which I said “Are pigeons not protected in the 1981 Wildlife Act ?”
His response: “If you have a licence to shoot, you can shoot a pigeon, these are wood pigeon which can be shot”


As usual, anything written as law is always a blurb, you need to wear 6 different hats to make any sense.  In essence you are not allowed to harm or shoot wildlife, but if you have a licence (The DETR licence which allow the taking of pest species to preserve public health) then the law is in your hands.

Him and his motley crew were quite happy with the turnout.  I was quite shocked with people eating what they described as a “Pest” or “Vermin”. Do these fools actually care about what they eat, well no seems to be the answer, what idiots!

The Menu

ImageThey failed to mention, it contains Venison and Bacon in the burger.  The poor sods queuing up really don’t know what they are eating.











The white haired chap Rep of Rentokil

ImageIf today is successful, they plan to do a pop-up in Birmingham and Manchester, then Europe.




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Most Pest Control Companies = Shoot to Kill Policy

A happy ending in a London household…….  A lady called a pest control company following the discovery of pigeons nesting in her loft.  Her roof had broken with missing tiles which provided access for the birds to take residence.

The pest control company’s response was simple; yes of course we can clear the pigeons from your loft.  How?  We shoot them.

The lady was alarmed with their response.  She was looking for an ethical way to release the birds free, not to kill them!   This was a very similar attitude to the Dirty Britain program featured on ITV a few weeks ago.  The lady then googled for companies that would clear her loft of the birds ethically.  This is when she came across London Wildlife Protection.  This is a company run by many volunteers.

I attended this loft clearing event as a volunteer.  I was amazed at how easy and non-violent it was to remove these beautiful birds from the loft, together with their baby chicks and eggs.  No birds nor eggs were killed.  Each pigeon was easily caught unharmed.  If you wanted to do a job properly, carrying the right equipment together with the knowledge on how to catch them helps, rather than taking the gun-ho cowardly attitude of a rifle.

I learnt if a pigeon has a mate, they stay together for life, so the birds were released outside two by two.  They searched the loft strip by strip and even found a couple of chicks camouflaged in the loft on top of the insulation.  It took just over an hour but the loft was cleared with all precious lives intact.


The roof holes where then temporarily sealed to prevent any more from coming in. The lady was very happy with the result and would definitely recommend London Wildlife Protection for any wildlife concerns in the future.

This simply showed how many good-natured people are out there. Pest Control Companies are not the answer.  For them, money is more important than perhaps a little more effort for the life of an innocent animal.  Their approach is how quickly can we get rid of the pest so they can get onto the next money-making job.

Clearing the pigeons was a simple process.  If one takes time to understand how they manoeuvre and how to catch them, it takes patience but the rewards are highly satisfying.

A job well done.


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Where is the justice: Humans v Animal

One would think as the years go on, people get wiser.  The judges would have gained from experiences of past mistakes and society itself would be in a better place.  But no, we are still in the dark ages.

If humans make a mistake and depending on who judges your trial, you may get a stiff sentence or perhaps a suspended one.

When three humans,  each supposedly born with a brain and an intellect kill SIX children, their OWN children, they get 17 years in prison (to serve min half that sentence) and the ugly one, Mick, gets a life sentence (min 15 yrs).

With the recent news where a dog bites a child or in the sad case of Jade Anderson, poor girl gets accidentally killed.
Sentence for the Dog(s): Death Penalty.

A fox enters a door which is left open (there is no proof it was a fox) and the nation goes into a frenzy that foxes are a menace, they have no predator and need to be culled.
Sentence for Foxes: Death Penalty –  in fact a cull

It is obvious that the ugly trio have killed,  a “plan” that went wrong, why are they not destroyed?  Why should we be paying for them in prison?  These morons have not given anything positive to society.  Yet after all this, they will walk free in a max 17 years time.

Sentence for humans: 17 years max.

Why is the law different for mankind(pardon the pun) and different for animals where in most cases, they haven’t killed anyone or anything.

The law simply is unbelievable.

Or it is just an easy target to give the ones without a voice, a death penalty.



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Hundreds of pigs die in Beaminster farm fire

Incredible! If this was the loss of human lives this would have made big time news.


The pain suffered must have been intense, sad, very sad!  Thanks to the humans who cramped them in a little shelter where they could not escape or run free.  Why would you want them to escape, ah yes, hits your profit margin.  Well, they have died in vain, the pain caused must have been horrific that words cannot even describe.

If only 900 farmers were trapped in with them, 900 less animal murderers would be less on this beautiful planet that doesnt need these excuse for humans.

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“Thousands of animals feared dead”

Sad indeed.


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Deer Cull – Is this the only option ? Nope

I was in Richmond Park two weeks ago where I saw the “Deer Cull” sign.  Sad really, when considering most people who visit the park come to see the deer roam freely.
Why do humans have to dictate the life of a species? Whether it lives or dies, whether it becomes extinct or not and whether it is worthy to live alongside humans or not.

Could we not have a sensible approach such as vaccinating the deer to produce less mating behaviour and perhaps displace them as a family to other regions?  I can understand they destroy the land around by grazing, but isn’t that what they eat?  We buy our food from supermarkets supplied by farmers, who cultivate the land and produce more the next season,  they don’t have this choice!

The argument against injecting them seems to be more financially based: $1000 / £750 to dart the deer and then $10/£7.50 to actually inject the deer.  Surely that’s worth it, since in years to come, the population will become more tolerable without having had any killed?

Or is it a good way of saving money AND generating income by the sale of deer meat?
Have you thought of how you are going to control the human population?  We are running over 7 Billion and its growing per second.
The projected food availability is bad for humans too in decades to come, so what about a human cull?  Surely for us humans to survive, this should be high up in the list to sort ? 
So, let’s take a look at the wider picture and take care of “our” population first before we enter the territory of other species.  We have rapists and serial killers and child abusers etc who get a roof over their head in prison, why?  Let their footprint be erased, surely they are a disgrace to mankind.  We have self inflicted obesity, alcoholics, drug addicts… surely these are a pure waste in society, shall we erase these set of people too ?  This will bring down the burden on the NHS too, win win situation.
I can understand the need to reduce the population of deers (and sometimes other animals) to allow other species not to become eradicated since there are no natural predators to the deer (lions, wolves..) but there has to be a humane way, not simply shoot to kill. 
When it comes to animals, why is the death penalty always the answer?
You can ignore the input from the RSPCA since they kill animals themselves when there’s no reason to.
Trevor Banham of the Forestry Commission: “Numbers have got out of hand”
Well Trevor, you sad sad man, how can you actually have a smile on your face with dead beings around you?   Thinking of the money you made for the Forestry Commission? You sad old fool.
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Was it really a fox ?

Mind wonders…

Sometimes one has to think re attacks on children and the blame culture.  What or Who could have injured the child  ? … and then it becomes too easy to blame something else ?  I am bit sceptical with this poor 4 week old baby being bitten story.

The baby definitely looks injured with bites/scratches on his poor face.  But what puzzles me, with the recent drop in temperature and with a young born baby in the house, who on earth would keep the back door open ?  Something does not add up….

With the past events, its easy to blame the fox.  Then sadly everyone (esp parents) go on the bandwagon to protect their children and agree, foxes should be culled.  I think not.  You have more to fear from humans than these beautiful creatures.

Credit goes to a father and daughter who took in the fox and raised it from birth.  Looking at the pictures, its trained just like a dog.  It’s had full run in their bar and guess what, no one has been injured. But yet because of a “customer complaint”, the pub owners will now heed precaution.


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The sad lives of a pigeon

Saturday night, whilst most people sit cosily at home or at the cinema and those with money in these days of recession wine and dine in a fancy restaurant there are actually many people out there whom give up their evenings/weekends time after time to save wildlife.  To be a voice and saviour for creatures without a voice  [applause].

I was invited to go to a “rescue” by someone who is an incredible amazing lady in her own right.  She has gone head on to help animals with little money, no personal transportation, learning on the job,  but a full on “active” passion to make a difference. There were a couple of other remarkably experienced people there too. They rescue pigeons and pigeons nests from pretty much anywhere.  It was a cold night, may 2 to 3 degrees C and raining.  These guys worked in a shift between them to overlook railway workers working on a bridge.  Under this bridge were a few male and female pigeon pairs (like most birds, they mate for life) and some had eggs there were incubating.  Most of us drive daily under bridges at night but would not think twice there is a family of pigeons with their young just above.

As it was night-time, the pigeons were trying to sleep(like most birds, they are active during the day).  They had trains running above their nests and vans/buses/lorries driving below them.  Not pleasant but this is all they have.  One wrong move and their baby would die a painful death.

These pigeons rescuers were making sure that if the workers had to disturb the pigeon nests, they would actually hand the eggs over to them, so they could keep it warm in an incubator and let it hatch when nature calls. If this happened, the parent pigeons would fly off as they would be scared by the workers getting too close. Without these rescue teams looking on and being present for the entire night, the railway workers would simply discard the eggs and/or the flightless babies with no further thought.  But in the pigeon kingdom that would be one life dead, who reports these ?  We hear so many human deaths, related to drug overdose or other self-inflicted ways, why…sometimes who cares!

That evening to see these people was an eye opener.  I learnt so much about pigeons including the number of times they mate(pigeons that is 🙂 ), since their survival rate is extremely low as 10%.

Ken Livingston has destroyed what attracted visitors to Trafalgar square.  What a fool!  This definitely brought in tourism.  This would have employed seeds sellers, this would have employed cleaners, in turn would have given more revenue to seed producers. Humans have WC facilities and sewers underground, wildlife Mr Livingstone and Boris the clown Johnson, do not have a choice, that is nature.

On a recent event dated 7th Jan 2013, people actually saw a hawk killing a pigeon and would not return back to its owner when called.  Is that safe ?

“When the BBC spent tens of thousands of pounds on three Harris Hawks to protect staff from pigeons and gulls at its new £1billion headquarters in London, it promised that no birds would be harmed.


“In 2009 a total of £354,829 has been spent on hawks and 130 pigeons have been killed. This equates to £2,729 spent per dead bird”  What is the figure now, since the cost has risen ?  But ofcourse we tax payers foot the bill blindly.  The promise was no pigeons would be killed, yet there have been. Whats action to understand the root cause has taken place ?  Um none, its only a rat in the sky, right ? Wrong!  These pigeons helped during the war, to save lives and this is their pay back,  thanks humans!

We get told of all the diseases pigeons spread, what diseases ?  What have people actually died off die due to pigeons ?  It would be interesting to know rather than badly informed people making poor decisions.


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Foxes versus Killers / Rapists / Paedophiles / Physopaths

A poor baby gets a lucky escape with an attack from a fox (?)  Even the Pest Control chap, Richard Mosley and RSPCA agree that fox attacks on humans are rare.  Feel sorry for anything attacking this poor defenseless child as it too has no voice(in terms of speech to be heard).  If this was the case, then the child was unlucky indeed.

How often do we hear of fox attacks ?  Once a year,  every other year ?  Then our last reported attack was when 2010.  This is nothing compared to other non-wildlife attacks that happen to babies, infact inflicted at times by their own parents.  Do we cull then parents ?  Why not ?  We kill dogs when they attack humans!

First of all, foxes don’t have dinner given to them on a plate.  They hunt for food like most wild animals.  We humans decided not to share our “food waste” by having environmentally friendly “plastic bins” to secure our garbage, so now foxes have to try harder to feed its hunger. Who the hell said London is for us humans.

The dumb ass Livingstone has already scared pigeons out of the city of London and now Doris the Boris wants to make a case to do the same for foxes ?  Hell no.  Learn your facts before you speak and stop trying to simply win people votes by making just foolish statements.

Foxes do not attack people, they actually kill rats and keep that population low as well as other wildlife.  Have a pick, would you like rats running around outside (all day all night) or a fox (night, only rare times during the day)

Thing is Boris, in London, there are far more Rapists, Paedophiles and psychopaths running loose which add to the stats towards harm, injury and death to humans everyday.  Too many to report on a daily basis so we only hear the most horrific ones.  So what are you going to do with these filth on the streets ?

Or you want to pick on ones without a voice ?   Listen to those who are well versed with wildlife and not people who simply voice useless opinions about one attack once in a blue moon.

Even Chris Peckham who knows more about Wildlife than you know about a 1% of Politics, agrees it’s rare for a fox to do anything like this and any evidence it was a fox ?



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A Further Reduction to the Elephant Population

It’s nice to know when a plan comes together but should this really be happening in the first place.  Singapore customs officials have managed to stop an Ivory consignment from Africa. Apparently it was “passing” thru Singapore but doesn’t say the destination, one can safely assume China.   Where they believe tusks, horns, bear bile etc are cures for all this killer diseases (different types of Cancer).    Personally, your population is kind of high so I’d prefer you to die than kill innocent animals for your useless selfish extra years on this planet. Get the picture!  Get real and except when your time is up!

A total of 1,099 tusks were found in sacks marked as ‘waste paper’.  Can you imagine how many elephants were killed just in this assignment let alone any others that have passed thru customs undetected.  To be honest, if a job was done well,  nothing can be left undetected, surely x-ray equipment would spot hmm this is not paper or whatever its been marked as coverup.

Thing is, customs not only have to deal with the real bastards in crime but they also have colleagues who may be working with bribes.  A tough job, glad this was busted but at a cost of so many lives of innocent creatures is sadly too high.  We need to put a stop at the root, so easy to say but harder to put into action in a world where money buys you friends in high places.


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