Don't Feed the Pigeons: Chicago ordinance would make feeding pigeons a crime

A pigeon holds a scrap of food at Daley Plaza in Chicago in this AP file photo.

December 13, 2012 1:09:25 PM PST
People who feed pigeons in Chicago could face a stiff fine if one Chicago alderman gets his way.

Forty-sixth Ward Alderman James Cappleman says people handing out bread to pigeons have caused the birds to congregate in such large numbers that they -- and especially their droppings -- constitute a public nuisance.

The Sun-Times reports Cappleman is proposing an ordinance that would make feeding pigeons on any public way a crime carrying a $1,000 fine.