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Hilton considers change in pigeon control strategy

By June Watanabe

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Aug 09, 2012

~~<p><strong>QUESTION</strong>: I saw a worker from the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki dump a huge bag of bird feed about 6:45 one morning, feeding hundreds of pigeons, then drive back to the hotel in a golf cart. I am assuming they are doing this daily. I am not sure if they are feeding them to trap them all at once later or so the tourists can take their picture or to feed them in a place where tourists aren't lying out in the sun. Whatever their strategy is, the birds are always waiting around the Hilton for their daily meal, which may be good keeping the birds away from other hotels. However, there are signs in Waikiki saying don't feed the birds. What's going on with the Hilton?</p>
<p><strong>ANSWER</strong>: Hilton Hawaiian Village acknowledges workers feed the pigeons daily, saying it's meant to keep the birds away from its open-air restaurants.</p>
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QUESTION: I saw a worker from the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki dump a huge bag of bird feed about 6:45 one morning, feeding hundreds of pigeons, then drive back to the hotel in a golf cart. I am assuming they are doing this daily. I am not sure if they are feeding them to trap them all at once later or so the tourists can take their picture or to feed them in a place where tourists aren't lying out in the sun. Whatever their strategy is, the birds are always waiting around the Hilton for their daily meal, which may be good keeping the birds away from other hotels. However, there are signs in Waikiki saying don't feed the birds. What's going on with the Hilton?

ANSWER: Hilton Hawaiian Village acknowledges workers feed the pigeons daily, saying it's meant to keep the birds away from its open-air restaurants. Login for more...



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