Thursday, April 01, 2010

Poisoning Pigeons in the Park

Off message - but quite an important local issue in my part of East London. A few weeks ago I was surprised to see BBC London TV pictures of Alexandra Lake in Wanstead flats being taped off from the public. Scores of birds had been found dead at the Lake and also a dog had reportedly died within minutes of returning from a walk.

This is on one of my favourite early morning jogging routes which I had to change since the whole Lake was fenced off.

Last night it was reported that the bird deaths were caused by the “dumping of pesticides” and that two men had been arrested. The Lake was supposed to have been declared safe but this morning at any rate it was still cordoned off.

Unforgettable inspiration for this post's title is from my Dad’s very favourite comic singer, Tom Lehrer.
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