I have an intense fear of birds. Some people think it is irrational, but I disagree. When you are walking in the New York City streets, you never know which way they’re going to fly. Even worse, you never when they’re going to “number two” while flying over your head.
However, despite this great fear of mine, I would never do what these rich people have done to birds in Bristol. While it’s scary, it’s not their fault. It’s just part of their nature.
Residents in this specific area of Bristol are quite wealthy, and so they have cars that reflect their financial status.
That’s all good and fine until birds come and do their business on top of the cars, since they often park in front of buildings.
Of course, the birds don’t care too much about people, but these people were sick of scraping bird stool off their precious BMWs and Range Rovers.
So, the residents found a way to combat this. Whether or not it’s a good idea… Well, that’s up to you.
A lot of buildings have spikes on their rooftops to make sure birds don’t sit on them, but these rich people had the idea to install those same spikes on two trees near their cars.
— Anna Francis (@annadfrancis) December 18, 2017
Naturally, Animals’ Rights Activists were enraged and shot back with pure anger. After all, how could birds not be allowed to sit on trees? They demanded the spikes be removed.
Environmentalist Jennifer Garrett responded on Twitter: “Our war on wildlife: now birds are not allowed in trees…?! Pigeon spikes spotted in Clifton, Bristol above a car park. Has anyone seen this before? How is it allowed?!”
Our war on wildlife: now birds are not allowed in trees…?! Pigeon spikes spotted in Clifton, Bristol above a car park. Has anyone seen this before? How is it allowed?!
📷: thanks to Anna Francis pic.twitter.com/NuG9WvYBMj
— Jennifer Garrett (@JMAGarrett) December 18, 2017
The wealthy people who spiked the trees shared that this action was purely driven by the love of their cars. Unfortunately, there just happens to be a ton of birds in this one specific area where all the cars are.
Other efforts to scare the birds away were made, like a wooden bird of prey, but they did not work.
It’s inconvenient to constantly have to scrape bird poop off your car, especially if it’s a particularly “nice” car. But isn’t it much more barbaric to hurt the feet of innocent birds, who of course are just trying to live their natural lives? And why bother the trees?
What do you think? Save the cars or the birds?
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