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Hawks and falcons used to scare away pigeons

posted on 18 December 2008 | posted in Best of the Web

open quoteUsing birds of prey, first considered as long ago as 2000, has always been rejected previously as "not appropriate".

However, now the parliament plans to bring in a hawk three or four times a week. It says the hawks would be well fed and would therefore not attack the pigeons, simply scare them off.

But Emma Haskell, director of pigeon control consultants Picas UK, said: "This is wholly irresponsible of the Scottish Parliament because all they are going to do is push the pigeons on to other people's private property."
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