• Short Summary

    Recently there were some 30,000 pigeons in Hamburg. With this large pigeon population the city's?

  • Description

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    LV pigeons on steps of Hamburg building
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    NEARER V ditto PAN Up building
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    SV pigeons
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    4.
    ANGLE SHOT building towers
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    SV pigeons' mess on wall
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    ANGLE SHOT building towers
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    CU pigeons' mess alongside building
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    8.
    LV pigeons being fed
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    9.
    CU housewife looks on
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    10.
    LV pigeons die and fall on the pavement
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    SV dead pigeons being collected
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    12.
    LV collecting came and putting into sack
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    13.
    SV men with truck in street
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    SCU pigeons being fed
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    15.
    LV pigeons die in roadway
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    SV. dead pigeons being collected in seeks
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    SV pigeons being fed
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    18.
    pigeons flutter and die
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    19.
    LV traffic and onlookers
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    20.
    CU sack put into truck
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    21.
    LV ditto PAN to traffic in street
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    Initials BA/AHS/BA



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    Background: Recently there were some 30,000 pigeons in Hamburg. With this large pigeon population the city's buildings became badly soiled.The citizens of Hamburg decided to destroy half of the birds - unfortunately there was no Pied Piper, as in Hamlin, to get rid of the nuisance. After long arguments with the local society for the protection of animals it was decided that hydrocyanic acid should be used.

    Every dawn destruction groups reduce the number of living pigeons. They entice the birds out of their nesting places and given them normal grain fodder. The birds are then given poisoned grains. Seconds after eating them the birds fall over and die. The dead bodies are then collected for disposal and put on a trailer. About 300 to 400 birds are killed each day by this method. Ornithologists have found that pigeons suffer from degeneration diseases, and thus also threaten the city's hygiene

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAD2WZPG0BH3ZS3DRE14XF4VS3Q
    Media URN:
    VLVAD2WZPG0BH3ZS3DRE14XF4VS3Q
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    29/07/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:52:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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