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

December 13, 2012 (CHICAGO)

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.

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