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Aftermath of the Pigeon King


March 19, 2009
By OFAC

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pigeonking_panelWhen Pigeon King International (PKI) went bankrupt last year, many of the producers that bought into owner Arlan Galbraith's claims were left with debt and no market for their pigeons.  The Ontario Farm Animal Council, together with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food (OMAFRA)  and the Ontario poultry industry stepped up and helped pigeon owners deal with the aftermath, including communicating with media, disposal and alternate markets.  Their efforts have been summarized in the following dealing_with_pigeons_discussion_paper

(L-R) OMAFRA Poultry specialist Al Dam, Brian Herman, EFO representative Pam Bolton and OMAFRA Humane Standards Officer Penny Lawlis discussed their involvement with dealing with the aftermath of the Pigeon King.