Because of the recent crash of US Airways Flight 1549 into the Hudson river and the probability that it was caused by a bird strike, all birds, including pigeons, are to be outfitted with a portable transponder, allowing them to be tracked by air traffic control.
This is perfectly safe for the animals, PETA is not to be concerned. As a matter of fact they should do what they can to help authorities in rounding up the birds to be fitted.
"We feel that this will save not only air craft and human lives in the long run, but also that of the birds." A source close to the FAA said.
President-Elect Obama was quoted as saying he was all for it. His former adversary Sarah Palin Governor of Alaska was quoted as saying. "I won't enforce it in my state. Every bird here knows they are open game, and our pilots carry guns"