send to pigeon lovers and those who hate. They too can be converted.
Many times hate stems from ignorance and/or fear.
Our first National Pigeon Day will be approaching on June 13th.
Hello fellow pigeon advocates and friends old and new
This day is significant in that we are sending a message to let others
know there is a group of people who care and are passionate about pigeons
and are ready and willing to fight for and support them, it will be
a day to promote the positive portrayal of pigeons in society, educate
people about the role pigeons have played in history and show them just
how sweet and charming these birds are. We love them, and others will
too once bad publicity based in lies and hate is eliminated.
The news industry has portrayed pigeons as nuisances and pests, but
we as pigeon lovers need to counter balance the bad press pigeons receive
in the media. There are misconceptions about pigeons carrying disease,
spread by the uninformed and ignorant, creating fear in the public.
Certainly pigeons can use some good publicity and support. How refreshing
that will be for a change! We know most of the bad press has been perpetuated
by the billion dollar pest control and real estate industries --property
owners who do not want pigeons or probably any other wildlife on their
property. There are no 30 day Eviction Notices issued to pigeons, only
painful murder on the spot. A building without a lovely pigeon sitting
on top of it, peering down at his world or getting ready to take flight
is creating a sterile environment in this City.
Have you noticed the aesthetic beauty of pigeons flying in a flock --
in a V formation with their leader at the forefront. Pigeons are playful
and filled with joy and love when they are not fearful and watchful
of their environment.
Most pigeons' day to day existence is very difficult -- finding food
and clean water, avoiding being trapped, maimed and poisoned, and just
being able to exist in some kind of peaceful state. Pigeons are one
of the most vulnerable creatures on this Earth with virtually no way
to protect and defend themselves. Pigeons have enemies in the millions
who are ready to eliminate, poison, and destroy them in any way they
can without any conscience. As a result, the pigeon population is rapidly
Let us not forget the Passenger Pigeon -- extinct!
Some suggestions for National Pigeon Day are tabling, handing out literature,
signing petitions (if you have any), selling pigeon paraphernalia; perhaps
even a speaker. An outdoor venue may be appropriate -- a place where
pigeons gather -- possibly around the Union Square or Tompkins Park
area. "I Love Pigeons", etc. signs can be held. Let's get
creative; however, the importance of the day is primarily to let the
public and government know that there are people who care about and
are ready to advocate on behalf of the Pigeon.
Please write back with your comments and suggestions. Perhaps you have
other ideas? Let us ensure this day will be significant for pigeons
in some way. Since it falls on a Friday, we should gather starting at
around 5 pm. People in other states can celebrate as well. The importance
of The Day is to acknowledge and remember pigeons in some small way,
even a silent prayer in unison to send out sympathy and remembrance
for the millions of pigeons killed in vain out of hate says much.
Thank you for reading, and please pass this message along.
Coo, Coo, Coo
I was trying to photograph this pigeon to show someone
that he was OK, He kept landing on my head. (Rolf Hansen
If you would like to be a part of
this good work please