Ontario Ministry of Agriculture

Taxpayers paid $90,000 to put down unwanted Pigeon King birds

During five tumultuous weeks following the Pigeon King International bankruptcy last June, a team of workers euthanized 175,000 pigeons in 13 holding barns across the province. The cost, borne by the province's taxpayers and funnelled through the Ontario Farm Animal Council: nearly $90,000.

Clarification added Nov. 24, 2008

Updated with attachement Nov. 28, 2008