This City’s Drug Problem Is So Bad, Pigeons Are Making Nests Out Of Needles
The drug problem in Vancouver, Canada, reached new heights this week after it was discovered that a pigeon had made a nest out of hypodermic needles.
The nest was found in the city’s Downtown Eastside in the sink of a “single room occupancy” room. This is apparently another term for low-cost hotels that are frequented by local drug addicts.
Vancouver Police Superintendent Michelle Davey posted the image to her Twitter account with the accompanying message, “Sad reality of the opioid crisis”.
— Supt. Michelle Davey (@VPDSuperDavey) May 3, 2017
When I first read this headline and saw the accompanying pic, I found it pretty fucking funny. But when you consider the context, this story has a dark reality to it. Apparently drug dealers over in the Canadian city are increasingly selling batches that are tainted with powerful opioids such as fentanyl or carfentanil and as a result, there has been a spike in drug-related deaths and overdoses.
Hopefully the local government takes notice of this picture now that this story has gone viral, and uses it to do something to help the drug addicts of the city.
For more on the dangers of fentanyl and carfentanil, click HERE.