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To not bred pigeons, Suite banned showering rice

September 17 2007

Venice authorities, concerned about the uncontrolled breeding of pigeons, intend to prohibit showering newlyweds with rice. By tradition, the guests showered the newlyweds with rice as a sign of prosperity and abundance. Mayor of Venice Massimo Kachchari believes that in such a way is undesirable "dressing" of urban birds, which damage the monuments and spread the mud on the town square.

According to official statistics, in the historic center of Venice in an area of 6.4 sq km inhabited by about 40 thousand pigeons.

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