In one of the neighborhoods where the wealthiest people of Bristol live, in England, the neighbors, tired of the birds dirtying their luxury cars, are proposing a controversial measure: they want to put metal nails in the branches of the trees.
Many were outraged by the idea and disapproval was soon reflected on social media:
“Is it our war against wildlife: now birds are not allowed in the trees ?! Spikes scare pigeons seen in Clifton, Bristol, on a parking lot. Has anyone seen anything like this before? How is it allowed? "says environmentalist Jennifer Garrett's Twitter account, replicated more than 7,000 times.
"One of the most disturbing images I have ever seen. This says a lot about our culture and our attitude towards nature "commented writer Benjamin Ramm.
"That? Are their garages so full that their cars don't fit? ", in turn claimed John Browman's Twitt.
"Regardless of whether it is allowed or not, it looks horrible and it is a shame to see the trees literally become uninhabitable for birds, presumably because of the parking lot"O'Rourke said.
He also added that “sometimes it is too easy to lose sight of the benefit that we all gain from trees, green spaces and the presence of wildlife that surrounds us in the city ".
“Birds are forbidden to sit in trees to protect parked cars. The mentality of motorists sinks into the abyss ", concluded the specialist in urban planning and design, Mikhael Colville Andersen through his Twitter Colville Andersen.
Neighbors have tried other methods to intimidate the birds. "We had a wooden raptor in the branches, but that didn't seem to do anything."
Technically, landlords have the legal right to do this, as the neighborhood is considered a private area. Residents of the Clifton neighborhood clad their trees with sharp nails to make them uninhabitable.
This nail technique is common on the edges and corners of buildings to prevent pigeons from establishing their nests and does not seem to create much of a stir. But the fact that they settle in the trees, the natural environment of birds, is not to be believed.
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