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Horror of pigeons shot by youngsters
12:00pm Friday 28th September 2012 in News
BLASTED with airgun pellets and lying dead in the mud, this was how a number of pigeons were discovered by a man on his way back from work.
The 51-year-old, who has asked not to be named, disturbed two youngsters shooting the defenceless birds close to a bridge at Merton Bank on Saturday, September 15.
He explained: “The birds were just roosting. And as they fell, they just left them there. It’s abject cruelty and people don’t like it.
“I reported it to the police because if anything I just want to raise awareness. I even had to put one out of its misery and I feel terrible about it.
“I would say there were at least five of them dead. It shows a dysfunctional element of society.”