Five years ago, sometime WOW producer Jon Ronson asked the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds about the treatment of pigeons in Trafalgar Square, London. He got the following response:
“I don’t really care, to be honest. I don’t really care about pigeons. Every day we get someone phoning us with an injured pigeon, and I just think, ‘Oh God, not another one.'”
It is clear that London has no time for the winged rats. But the pigeons are fighting back. It has transpired that, when a new fast-food place turns up in our city, it’s not just Elton at the front of the queue. The local pigeon population increases by about 15%. This is no small problem, and is creating a new “super-pigeon” capable of eating a McTasty with room left for more. After eating however, the super-pigeon is left feeling empty and worthless. “They are not designed for this sort of diet,” says a hard-to-find pigeon expert. “In the same way as you might say of us humans, they can survive. But it’s not going to give them a long-term, happy life.” The answer: McPigeon Nuggets.
– Tim Hancock