Death In The Afternoon



From top: Interior of Cork’s Washington Street courthouse; John Carmody on Cork’s 96fm Opinion Line.

Dee writes:

Animal rights activist John Carmody spoke on the Opinion Line today to condemn the shooting dead of a pigeon that was “out of control” at the courthouse on Washington Street, Cork…


“Last week a pigeon entered Washington Street Courthouse and positioned itself around the dome of the building for the entirety of the day.The pigeon was suffering from being trapped indoors, and was not. responding to any attempt to lure it down and out of the building.As the courthouse dome is approximately 60 feet from the ground floor, it was impossible to catch the bird. The bird became distressed and an animal control specialist team were sent for.They had no option but to humanely use an air pellet to put the bird out of its misery.”

Statement from Courts Service.

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16 thoughts on “Death In The Afternoon

  1. Eoin

    Thousands of birds get humanely killed (for food) every day. Including pigeons. Why is this one so special? This animal rights guy is gonna have a hard time if he’s grieving over every single bird that gets killed.

    1. ahjayzis

      …those fancy barristers, thinking their too good to be covered in excrement all day.

      Such a sense of entitlement.

  2. Harry Molloy

    I did this in a barn in Australia once with rifle shells filled with salt because the pigeons were crapping all over the urea fertilizer.

    can’t say it was enjoyable but had to be done.

  3. Turgenev

    First they came for the cows, and you said nothing because you weren’t a cow.
    Then they came for the pigeons, and you said nothing…

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