WINNIPEG – A local pigeon racing organizer is standing up for a man who wants to house the birds in his River Heights backyard.
Residents aren’t too happy with a proposal to keep 45 racing pigeons in a loft.
They have concerns about noise, smell, health risks and even property values decreasing.
Bill Voulgaris tells 680 CJOB these birds are cleaner that the typical pigeon you’ll find roaming around Winnipeg.
“They don’t poop when they fly but they do when they land after hard exercise,” says Voulgaris. “But they land on their loft and go in so they’ll do that on their landing board… and then go into their coop.”
Voulgaris says there are already a handful of lofts in River Heights and residents aren’t even aware of it.
A city hall committee will debate the proposal on Thursday.