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Official suspended after suggesting kids be fed pigeon meat
An Argentine environmental official was reportedly suspended from his post after proposing that state schools in his region feed poorer children pigeon meat.
The move was reportedly twofold, to feed the kids and to control the bird population.
Reports are that during an interview the official, Oscar de Allende, said the Cordoba region was suffering a pigeon invasion with an estimated 600m pigeons.
He said the birds should be considered an "abundant resource" rather than a pest.
He insisted that pigeons have high protein value, and are highly prized for their meat in areas such as Europe, where some pigeon dishes are "very expensive and considered to be delicacies".