Alexandra Zissou, NY Mags‘ Kids Section editor, wrote a fantastic article in the June 16th issue.
The short piece includes quotes from Karen Davis of United Poultry Concerns, Valerie Sicignano of In Defense of Animals, and Anna Dove of The New York Bird Club, who she urges all New York families to “carry a bit of bread crumbs in your bag, a few seeds to show kindness and respect. The pigeon isn’t a threat or an enemy. It goes along with quality of life to show kindness and compassion to all living things.”
Kudos to Zissou for writing the article and helping raise the profile of our city’s feathered friends. And a welcome show of compassion, especially after her puff-piece on the UniverSoul circus, an outfit with numerous animal welfare violations.
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And don’t miss the first National Pigeon Day on Friday, June 13th from 4 to 8pm. Pilgrim Hill in Central Park, enter on Fifth Ave. at 72nd St. Free.