As of this week, feeding pigeons in public areas of Kecskemét is against the law. The new regulation is said to be necessary because public squares could no longer be used for their original purpose. Mayor Gábor Zombor stressed that the town didn’t not want to introduce unnecessarily strict measures, but there were so many complaints coming from residents that something had to be done to solve the problem of the goddamn birds.
Interestingly, the maximum fine for breaking the new anti-pigeon-feeding rule is Ft 50,000 (€190), the same amount Budapesters are hit with if caught smoking at bus or tram stops. Bummer. [origo.hu]