Should we not be trying to move forward instead of backward? It has been proven in cities throughout the world time and time again that the poisoning, shooting & trapping methods for controlling pigeons do not work, and in the long term create larger flock numbers and social problems within the community e.g. dead birds in the city and over-population of other birds such as sparrows and seagulls.
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There are however plenty of cities that have managed to lower the number of pigeons successfully, and have done so by creating a fixed home for the birds in the central city. This is known as the ‘Augsburg-model”, in which specially monitored pigeon loft flocks are kept under surveillance, and birth rates are controlled by swapping their eggs for dummy eggs.