IS IT SAFE TO EAT THE PIGEONS IN NYC?

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  • 2 months ago
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    I have eaten HUNDREDS of pigeons (called squab in fancy restaurants) - but they were raised by my grandfather, who bred them as show birds, and more often - racing pigeons.  Best of accommodations, food, cleanliness, etc.  But when sending out a new group on their first timed flight, he would look to the sky and say (in Polish) - "If you are slow - you are in the fry pan!"  The street birds we saw in the city, he called "rats" - good for nothing.  You might as well eat a city RAT as a city pigeon.

  • 2 months ago

    Probably not. Please don't try it

  • 2 months ago

    I really wouldn't suggest it... but if you cooked it sufficiently it would technically be safe. 

  • 2 months ago

    Yes as long as you cook it. Don’t you watch bizarre foods. Andrew went out with a guy and they went pigeon hunting. They used a rock to throw at pigeons and afterwards, cooked and ate them. 

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