Teenager Is Taken To Court For Feeding Chip To A Pigeon

Seems you can’t even carry out a simple, thoughtful gesture towards a poor animal these days.

19-year-old Lauren paige was surprised to be approached in the park by a council worker and slapped with a £25 littering fine after she fed a chip to a pigeon. Despite showing the worker that there was no litter to be seen, as the pigeon had eaten the food, Lauren was still told to pay up.

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19-year-old Lauren Paige was stunned to be given a £25 fine after offering a chip to a pigeon. (Credit: SWNS)

Naturally, Lauren refused to pay the money and it has now escalated into a court hearing and a fine of £100.

Lauren spoke of her disbelief at what has happened:

‘I was feeding the seagulls and pigeons some of my lunch when a man who worked for the council came out of nowhere and told me I was littering. He asked for my details because he wanted me to pay a £25 fine. I asked him “are you serious?” I was feeding the birds – and they ate all of the chips… But the fine has escalated and now I’m being hauled into court.

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Lauren with the letter asking her to appear before magistrates over her escalating fine. (Credit: SWNS)

Lauren pointed out that there are a lot worse things in the world that people could be worrying about, and her grandad Lance Brewis agrees that to fine Lauren for feeding the birds is absurd:

‘It’s madness. Lauren has never been in trouble in her life and they’re summoning her to court for feeding some birds. This is a complete waste of taxpayers’ money. Anybody with an ounce of sense would realise this is ridiculous. There’s needles and syringes everywhere in parks and they choose to fine a young girl for feeding a bird? What a job’s worth.’

He’s got a point. Sure, pigeons might be considered by many as irritating pests, but to fine someone over a kind deed is a little bit unfair…

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