City of Perth says it is not responsible for pigeon baiting that left up to a dozen dead birds in Forrest Chase

City of Perth says it is not responsible for pigeon baiting that left up to a dozen dead birds in Forrest Chase

DISTURBING footage has surfaced of a pigeon suffering a seizure and several others dead in Forrest Chase.

In her Facebook post from about 8.30am today, Eisha-Marie Stone said she was “absolutely heartbroken” to see the suffering pigeons this morning.

“All the pigeons have been baited,” she wrote.

“I understand that they need to control the population… I actually feel sick coming into work.

“You think you find a sick bird so you grab him a box and when you turn around there’s another seven just writhing around on the pavement.”

The post has been shared more than 160 times, and received more than 230 reactions.

A City of Perth spokesman said the City was not responsible for the dozen dead birds.

“The City of Perth is not responsible for today’s pigeon control program,” he said.

“The City is aware some people have been distressed at the outcome, and as such, rangers have removed deceased birds from Forrest Place and are continuing to monitor the area.”

A woman in the footage identifies herself as a volunteer Malubillai Wildlife Carers Network.

A spokeswoman from the organisation said “various councils” had been known to distribute poisonous seeds to control pigeon population.

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