Nine arrested in “pigeon-feeder” crackdown

CityNews – Police and city inspectors raided Tha Pae Gate on September 24th, targeting food-vendors selling bird-feed to tourists.

 

The number of pigeons in the area is increasing, raising concerns about the effect of the birds’ waste products on the historic city walls as well as a general nuisance.

Despite previous warnings and arrests, nine vendors were arrested in the latest raid.

The municipality has now raised the fine to THB 20,000 if caught selling bird-feed in the area in future.