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I might eat a pigeon.
Probably not a city one though, or indeed one that was killed in the Tony Hawks abbatoir.
Ifthey tried him under cruelty, because he didnt finish it off humanely then fair enough....but Im confused, because i thought that people can shoot birds and eat them, what is the difference? I dont understand, really, they quote the law saying its an offence to kill a wild bird, so why isnt it a crime to shoot ducks and pigeons with a gun, possibly just injuring them and then having a gun dog mangle them?
they are considered pests.
I thought simply causing public distress would have been enough to take him to court.
What a HORRIBLE young man ...
Exeter is my home city and I am very familiar with the Guildhall Shopping Centre, which is always extremely busy. There MUST have been children present, who were no doubt terrified at the sight of Thomas's barbarism.
Hats off to "the witness" who, with his wife, called the police and followed Thomas until they arrived. Thank you.
- Rebecca Hilton, Bristol, U.K., 02/12/2009
I like his stupid country boy attiude that killing something with a skateboard isn't cruel.
About the £85 costs, he added: 'I feel ripped off. I could have bought several pigeons for that.'
Okay so it was a bit insensitive to do it in a public place where he didn't have regard for people who may not like that, but after all (as a christian country) God put animals on this planet for us to eat.
Christ, I mean we kill animals every day for food. I've killed several chickens in my time and prepared them for my dinner. No way should he be prosecuted
he was in a city where he could have bought food I guess. Or he could've just done it somewhere else (although it is apparantly against some wildlife and conservation act 1981) but still they're pests!! argh!
by smashing them multiple times with a skateboard and then wringing their necks?
Also, if you bothered to check the act that you reference, you would see that there is a list of wildfowl that are allowed to be killed (generally game birds), but also this, which somewhat refutes your final point:
Schedule 2 Part II used to list 13 so-called 'pest species' which could be killed or taken at all times. There is no longer any such a thing as a 'pest species' in law as this part of this Schedule was deleted from the Act in 1993 to be replaced by open General Licences. These licences apply to everyone automatically - you don't need to get a licence, but you do need to be sure that what you are doing is covered by one of the existing licences.
Open general licences allow the taking of certain specified species by an authorised person (i.e. the landowner or someone with permission from the landowner) for the purposes of, for example, protecting agricultural interests from serious damage, to protect wild birds, to protect air safety or public health. There are various other purposes - see the page of current licences for the entire list. Note that there is no longer any right to kill any bird species under all circumstances - any control must be for one of the allowable reasons only.
and witht he chickens I did this
you may not be able to see this, think i got the link wrong
it is a very small picture, but it would appear that you made them look at a horrible pair of shorts until they died of fashion fright :(
erm yeah the shorts were a joke before anyone says anything.
Yeah who knows about link workingness. I have to be up in 6 hours so I'm going to bed :(
I'm guessing it was one of the Pigeon Detectives.
If anything, we were intended to be bait.
with bread and then snaps their necks, bags them and takes them home for dinner. I have seen it and it is grim.
I'd comb his head with a Smith and Wesson