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Friday, September 21, 2007

When in doubt

Zadok links to a story about the banning of rice throwing at weddings in Venice. Seems the rice attracts pigeons, which "are causing incalculable damage to [Venice's] artistic and architectural heritage" with their pecking and their droppings (and, though the newspaper report doesn't mention it, no doubt with their overall creepiness, too).

But just as most spiritual problems have the same solution -- viz, prayer and fasting -- a surprising number of problems we encounter in the natural world have a common, simple, and obvious in hindsight solution.

Here, then, is the stock question one should ask when animal and human interests run at cross purposes:
Have you tried trained falcons?
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