Pigeons poisoned close to CTICC

Tests conducted on scores of dead pigeons found on a main thoroughfare in Cape Town over the weekend have shown that the birds were poisoned.

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) said that when flocks of birds die, extreme weather conditions, poison or Newcastle Fever - which affects their respiratory tracts - are usually to blame.

Weekend tests revealed that the pigeons found on Table Bay Boulevard opposite the Cape Town International Convention Centre were poisoned with an agricultural pesticide known as organophosphate.Eyewitness News

Report ID: 575
Crime Category: Animal Cruelty
Province: Western Cape
City/Town: CAPE TOWN
Suburb: City
Address: Table Bay Boulevard opposite the CTICC
Crime Date/Time: 26 Sep 2010, 00:09 AM
Reported By: Report A Crime
Reported Date: 28 Sep 2010, 18:09 PM
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  • Unknown 1 Oct 2010, 11:36 AM

    And I am sure City Planning is invovled - what a bunch of assholes - first the baboons now the pigeons! When is SA going to get tough on animal abuse - they have feet of clay!

  • Unknown 28 Sep 2010, 06:10 PM

    Ai Ai Ai!!

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