Pigeon and seagull feeding banned in Wyandotte

WYANDOTTE – When it comes to finding food, birds now will have to fend for themselves, according to a new city ordinance.

In a 5-1 vote, City Council members June 28 approved a statute making it “unlawful for any person to feed pigeons or seagulls in any manner anywhere within the city.”

Violators may be charged with a civil infraction and subject to a $500 fine. The provision does not apply to pigeons kept in coops or cages.

The ordinance goes into effect Tuesday.

— Chris Jackett