Saturday, December 24, 2005
Ten Commandments and Pigeons
And Also: Not surprisingly, an appellate court also upheld a recent Chicago ban on pigeon ownership, to the dismay of a racing club. One of the opinions below cited the "enlightened view" of New York, which allows such ownership/activity (a relative of mine once raced, so this isn't news to me), while being "sympathetic" that "losing one's pet, hobby, or perhaps business, is always unpleasant." But, Chicago has the power to selectively target our fair-feathered friend here, and their concerns of noise and other nuisances are not really unreasonable. At least, the courts were fairly gentle about the whole thing.