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Letter: Potted pigeons

Sir: All animals and birds need culling if their numbers become excessive ("Pigeon pilferer lights on pie in the sky", 9 March). As a regular pigeon eater (I have a friend who shoots) I can testify that they make an excellent and, at 50p each plucked and ready for the pot, cheap meal. Trafalgar Square pigeons should be even tastier owing to their diet of maize. A similar reduction in the pigeon population of St. Mark's Square in Venice would be equally beneficial.

Alison Leakey

Welwyn Garden City,