A man in Caerphilly may be forced to have his homing pigeons culled in a row with Caerphilly Council over housing.
Matthew Graves jointly owned the pigeons with his late father which are housed in his council house in Castle View, Pwllypant.
Following the death of his father, Matthew and his wife applied to move from their council home in Churchill Park into his father's but housing officials refused to allow the transfer. They stated that there were other applicants with a greater need.
Local Plaid Cymru councillor Colin Mann claims Welsh Homing Pigeon Union advised him that the pigeons couldn't be moved which would force Matthew to have them culled.
Caerphilly Council say the pigeons will not be destroyed by them and they are happy to work with the family to reach a solution about their future. They also said there is no legal entitlement for Matthew and his wife to move into his father's property.