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Pigeons used as target practice

Live Pigeons Used For Target Practice

I made some phone calls today, to report the asshole that I saw Yesterday, trapping 100’s of pigeons with his tent like net. I found that he was not breaking the law, and in fact, there are many like this beast that are hired by companies to get rid of the pigeons, which they call pests! What these heartless assholes then do is go and sell them, where they will be used for target practice!! How can any hunter have the heart to shot these poor defenseless little birds, which have just as much right to live as we do?

I was told that before, using a poison called Avitrol was used as a pest control on them, but that has been stopped. These poor pigeons would die a horrible and painful death.

As for the POOR EXCUSE OF A MAN letting his dog loose to go and kill the cat, I can’t do anything about that, either. I’d have to have proof, and I don’t. I’ve been thinking of going back there and waiting to see if I see him again, so I can video tape him, but the problem is, when and how many times does he go to that spot?

What he did was go there because train toppers filled with grain, have some of the grain falling down onto the ground. The man goes with a shovel and scoops it up and places it under the tent like net he has placed. When the pigeons come to eat, he drops the tent, trapping all the pigeons.

I just can’t forget how I saw all the pigeons terrified, trying to escape!! The cat that I saw was skin and bone, and looks ill, because I know he has suffered great hunger and thirst. He’s probably eaten pigeons that have been poisoned with that horrible Avitrol, too!

Why not use clay pigeons instead of live ones?

How I'd love to trap that slob of a man, who was so nasty with me, and sell him for target practice! I'd be the first in line to try and shoot him!

They are calling net trapping of pigeons more humane than poisoning them. I found this link and I sure don’t find it more humane at all!!

Target Practice for Animal Activists

I found on the web a much better solution for businesses for eliminating the nesting on roofs by these pigeons, but I’m sure many of them won’t go through the expense.

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Jan. 3rd, 2007 01:30 am (UTC)
What can the poor little things do, when we continue moving into their turf and polluting it?

As for the disease they carry, we the ones responsible by polluting this earth?

I just can't help the pain I feel by seeing them suffer so. They all want to live, just as we do.
Jan. 3rd, 2007 01:51 am (UTC)
sorry to say it but the above is correct...one of the worst things people can do is feed wildlife......in fact all kind of things that people do that they think are helping might not be.

Example, nest boxes....good if they are maintained EVERY year just before nesting...and place in very specif places. If you box is not better than who a bird would naturally build then it is counterproductive. For example....putting a box up without predator control just feed the predators, or if you put it near a tree...that owl will sit right above the nest and eat anything that comes out.

So,....yes.....stop feeding birds unless you have done your research and are sure it is the right thing to do....in the case of pigeons is NOT.

Funny how we can do things that seem right in our hearts but they might not turn out that way.... research
Jan. 3rd, 2007 01:52 am (UTC)
Jesus i didn't proofread that...I hope you understand it...sorry
Jan. 3rd, 2007 02:43 am (UTC)
I understood it. All the more I want to bury my head in the sand and cry! I blame all this pain and suffering on Adam and Eve, AND apples! :o(
Jan. 3rd, 2007 02:49 am (UTC)
Brilliant insight. Yes. It ALL comes from Adam and Eve. Truer words have never been spoken.
Did you learn that a Mass the other day?
Jan. 3rd, 2007 03:02 am (UTC)
YUP! I also learned at Mass the other day, to always let my conversation be gracious and sensible, for if I do, then I'll always have the right answers for everyone. HAR HAR
Jan. 3rd, 2007 02:52 am (UTC)
Feeding things is small on the scope of things....many of the non-native birds that are here in the US were released by, GET THIS, a Shakespeare fan who went through all of his writing and released every species of bird meantioned..... Why?....
Jan. 3rd, 2007 03:03 am (UTC)
Jan. 3rd, 2007 03:28 am (UTC)

Hey, I think that bloke got arrested a few years later in the UK and they shipped his ass {along with a few dozen smuggled birds} to Australia. We have quite a few 'introduced' english birds that wreck havoc with our own native species.

Pigeons, pigeons everywhere..and sparrows too!
Jan. 3rd, 2007 03:39 am (UTC)
it is true.....

I was teaching a lesson about this to my students and they read an article where some biologists were proposing to introduce a fly that would eat invasive fire ants.....and the kids were, "NO NO NO, stop don't bring in another exotic...who knows what harm THAT might cause..." HA 5th graders that are smarter than the biologists
Jan. 3rd, 2007 03:45 am (UTC)
No kidding. My daughter attends university in the southern states of the US. She says the Japanese Kudzu is taking over the trees and blocking out the light. I think it was brought over there for holding embankments!

And the fire ants...at one time they reckoned the native pyramid ant would help to kill them out, but those fire ants are so agressive. I think they are there to stay, sad to report.

Indeed, kids can figure this stuff out - it is pure logic!
Jan. 3rd, 2007 03:33 am (UTC)
They actually cull kangaroos here because, like the deer in the states, they have multiplied beyond the land's capacity to sustain them.


Golf courses! They bring water inland where there is usually very little, making it easy for the roos to lie around and breed all day instead of hunting out water many kilometeres a day. They also reproduce more quickly because they graze on the lovely grass and introduced trees that make the golf courses so lush and beautiful.

I saw a special on this not too long ago and it had a funny part - There was Tiger Woods, up for the putt, and to his left were about 30 lounging - literally on their sides - kangaroos of all ages, waiting for the putt.

Quiet though they were as they chewed their cud, even Tiger Woods had to take a 'hysterically lauging break.'

This is true!
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Jan. 5th, 2007 07:53 pm (UTC)
I saw it on a programme on our public television but I am sure someone has caught that on a video. It really was funny because of that eternal boyish look that Tiger Woods can give.

I do not know if roo meat is exported but I have heard of them selling it in resturants in the states as a delicacy. I think it must be gamey and taste a bit like venison. Never tried it myself.

A lot of the introductions were accidental. However, foxes, for example were introduced on pupose to entertain board English gentleman who missed 'the hunt' of their home. Of course, chasing foxes for fun is a whole 'nother topic, eh? In the meantime, foxes have been introduced and have found plenty of meek and small marsupial game to fill their bellies. So...now we have a fox problem.

Cane toads...ugh! According to my daughter, if they jump into a stream, they then let off poison that kills even the fish in that area. She has seen video of a cane toad eating a cane toad and antother one coming up from behind and eating the both of them but choking to death - they are voracious eaters, often to their own demise. Not often enough though.

There is now a ferel cat problem on a tiny isthmus-like island off Tazzy. It has wrecked havoc on that tiny ecosystem as well as they live off the shy native birds there. Sad.

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