After a flap at Wimbledon, PopSci takes a look at the latest anti-bird weaponry
By Brett ZardaPosted 06.26.2008 at 6:23 pm 3 Comments
The Brits are murdering pigeons. Unable to prevent the pests from pooping on the stuffy spectators and sweater-vested tennis players at the All-England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (aka Wimbledon), officials have hired marksmen and instructed them to shoot to kill. Previous attempts to control the pigeons by releasing hawks were unsuccessful. PETA argues that shooting the birds is "cruel and illegal."