Ely Online: April 2nd 2006:
In a move that King Herod would be proud of, East Cambridgeshire District Council plans to suck the life out of Ely’s newly laid Muscovy duck eggs before the cute little chicks hatch by oiling eggs (meaning dip them into paraffin). ECDC have, apparently, received many complaints about the number of Muscovy ducks in Ely.
Cambridge Evening News: March 5th 2007:
ELY’S ever-growing duck population may be checked by special measures to stop eggs hatching.
East Cambridgeshire District Council says it will consult local residents and cover Muscovy duck eggs in oil to stop the growth in numbers if enough people express concerns.