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RIA Novosti: Ukrainian city to get pigeons drunk, deport them

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July 24, 2012, 8:55 a.m. | Ukraine abroad — by RIA Novosti

Sumy, city in northeastern Ukraine, is considering a plan to take on the local pigeons by getting them drunk on wine and deporting them, a local news website reported.
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A city in northeastern Ukraine is considering a plan to take on the local pigeons by getting them drunk on wine and deporting them, a local news website reported.

The radical measure was proposed to prevent a monument to poet Taras Shevchenko in Sumy from being covered in bird droppings ahead of City Day, Obkom.com.ua said on July 23. “Let’s give them wine-soaked bread and then deport them somewhere where they’ll wake up the next day,” Alexei Movchan, who heads the city branch of the ruling Party of Regions, was cited as saying about the pigeons.

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