Wednesday, June 25, 2008

PETA Vs. Wimbledon

PETA has their cruelty free, gigantic panties in a knot over the shooting of pigeons at Wimbledon:
LONDON, June 24 (Reuters) - Wimbledon came under fire from animal activists on Tuesday for using marksmen to shoot down dive-bombing pigeons.
The tournament employs two hawks to scare away pigeons who had become a pest swooping down on Centre Court and distracting players in the middle of tense matches.
But the hawks failed to keep the pigeons away from the players’ lawn and the open-air media restaurant so marksmen were called in.
It's sad, even tragic when a living thing is killed - even a rat with wings, but let's have some perspective here shall we? Pick your battles PETA, perhaps then people won't think you are so utterly ridiculous.

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