Venice Declares Victory in War on Pigeons

Travel Blog  •  Eva Holland  •  10.03.08 | 11:30 AM ET

imageGood news from the Telegraph: since Venice’s pigeon-feeding ban came into effect this past spring, the pesky pigeon population in St. Mark’s Square has dropped from 20,000 to just 1000. City councilors are also reporting progress in the campaign against un-decorous tourists.

Photo by Il conte di Luna via Flickr (Creative Commons)

Tags: Europe, Italy

Eva Holland is co-editor of World Hum. She is a former associate editor at Up Here and Up Here Business magazines, and a contributor to Vela. She's based in Canada's Yukon territory.


1 Comment for Venice Declares Victory in War on Pigeons

chris Venice 10.15.08 | 9:56 AM ET

For once the local council did a good move, they made Venice look so dirty.

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