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
|Crime Category:||Animal Cruelty|
|Address:||Table Bay Boulevard opposite the CTICC|
|Crime Date/Time:||26 Sep 2010, 00:09 AM|
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|Reported Date:||28 Sep 2010, 18:09 PM|