The CDS candidate for the Municipality of Funchal, Rui Barreto, said today that there is an excess of pigeon population in Funchal.
“There is a public health problem because the pigeon population is out of control. Pigeons are rats with wings, a danger when they exist in excess and there has to be an initiative to reduce their population.”
The Funchal Chamber must intervene urgently as it has been done in the past, urging people not to feed the pigeons in the squares and gardens as it is a risk to public health.
We need a program of selective slaughter, as the wood pigeon is a protected species. There is a real problem here and the situation worsens each year.
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