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Surrey Pigeon Cull

#1
My brother sent this to everyone he knows who has ever lived in Surrey.
The story is typical local rag cr@p, but there are some great comments.
Pirbright residents, or MoD wallahs living in Kingston - indeed any arrser - maybe you want to add something? (and copy it on here?)

Marksman called in to kill Kingston’s pigeons
Kingston's pigeons are due to be culled

A specialist marksman will carry out a "humane cull" of pigeons in the Memorial Gardens, Kingston's Town Centre Management announced this week.

The cull will be done by a private pest control contractor from Cobham as part of a three-year programme to reduce Kingston's pigeon population.

Graham McNally, town centre manager, said it had considered other ways of culling before deciding on shooting. He said: "At this moment in time, a specialist marksman will be used to shoot the pigeons. I can definitely say there will be no gassing and no poisoning. The cull will be carried out discreetly."
Continues HERE

Some of the comments:
Posted by: Norman Ski on 10:13pm Wed 29 Nov 06
This is preposterous! Pigeons performed a vital role in assisting communications in both World Wars and should therefore be encouraged to breed in higher numbers in order to remind us that we must never forget. Perhaps the money would be better spent erecting a large memorial of a Rock Pigeon or perhaps a Feral Pigeon - I'll leave that decision to the council. I don't think a Wood Pigeon memorial would be particularly appropriate because I don't think they did too much for us during the war. Other than food.

Posted by: Norman Farnsbarns McArthey on 11:56pm Wed 29 Nov 06
I say train the blighters to do an honest days work and to earn their right to live in Her Royal Majesties Royal borough. Maybe they could be trained to assist the police as they could spot crime while on high and report back to the station swiftly. The more aggressive ones could become a sort of elite police flighting unit that could intervene in violent incidents that are sadly becoming all to common in our wonderful town.

Posted by: jhona rantambore on 11:59pm Wed 29 Nov 06
Kill them with axes.

Posted by: Mrs D. Smithers on 12:05am Thu 30 Nov 06
I was once saved from certain death when a pair of woods grasped me by the shoulders and flew me from the path of an oncoming car. Now these feathered heroes follow me everywhere and they often speak to me too. I will be going out tomorrow tooled up to protect this noble race of animals and if I find the marksman then it will be me or him. I say NO to the slaughter of the innocents and am willing to lay down my life in their defence. As for them being the spawn of Satan, well, that is obviously a comment from a very deluded person, get help is all I can say to that, everyone knows they are God's messengers.
 
#2
I din't fight in the last war, you know.

But for those that did, I'm not surprised they're disgusted, I mean what kind of world do we live in? I say goad the good pigeons over one of the less salubrious areas of Kingston and then tell a Company of Americans they can shoot anything that moves ....

(only joking my American brothers, I just remember my father saying from WWII that: 'when the Germans bomb, the British duck; when the Germans bomb the British duck and when the Americans bomb everyone ducks!').
 
#3
I din't fight in the last war, you know.

But for those that did, I'm not surprised they're disgusted, I mean what kind of world do we live in? I say goad the good pigeons over one of the less salubrious areas of Kingston and then tell a Company of Americans they can shoot anything that moves ....

(only joking my American brothers, I just remember my father saying from WWII that: 'when the Germans bomb, the British duck; when the Germans bomb the British duck and when the Americans bomb everyone ducks!').
 
#4
Stonker said:
My brother sent this to everyone he knows who has ever lived in Surrey.
The story is typical local rag cr@p, but there are some great comments.
Pirbright residents, or MoD wallahs living in Kingston - indeed any arrser - maybe you want to add something? (and copy it on here?)

Marksman called in to kill Kingston’s pigeons
Kingston's pigeons are due to be culled

A specialist marksman will carry out a "humane cull" of pigeons in the Memorial Gardens, Kingston's Town Centre Management announced this week.

The cull will be done by a private pest control contractor from Cobham as part of a three-year programme to reduce Kingston's pigeon population.

Graham McNally, town centre manager, said it had considered other ways of culling before deciding on shooting. He said: "At this moment in time, a specialist marksman will be used to shoot the pigeons. I can definitely say there will be no gassing and no poisoning. The cull will be carried out discreetly."
Continues HERE

Some of the comments:
Posted by: Norman Ski on 10:13pm Wed 29 Nov 06
This is preposterous! Pigeons performed a vital role in assisting communications in both World Wars and should therefore be encouraged to breed in higher numbers in order to remind us that we must never forget. Perhaps the money would be better spent erecting a large memorial of a Rock Pigeon or perhaps a Feral Pigeon - I'll leave that decision to the council. I don't think a Wood Pigeon memorial would be particularly appropriate because I don't think they did too much for us during the war. Other than food.

Posted by: Norman Farnsbarns McArthey on 11:56pm Wed 29 Nov 06
I say train the blighters to do an honest days work and to earn their right to live in Her Royal Majesties Royal borough. Maybe they could be trained to assist the police as they could spot crime while on high and report back to the station swiftly. The more aggressive ones could become a sort of elite police flighting unit that could intervene in violent incidents that are sadly becoming all to common in our wonderful town.

Posted by: jhona rantambore on 11:59pm Wed 29 Nov 06
Kill them with axes.

Posted by: Mrs D. Smithers on 12:05am Thu 30 Nov 06
I was once saved from certain death when a pair of woods grasped me by the shoulders and flew me from the path of an oncoming car. Now these feathered heroes follow me everywhere and they often speak to me too. I will be going out tomorrow tooled up to protect this noble race of animals and if I find the marksman then it will be me or him. I say NO to the slaughter of the innocents and am willing to lay down my life in their defence. As for them being the spawn of Satan, well, that is obviously a comment from a very deluded person, get help is all I can say to that, everyone knows they are God's messengers.
Are there a large number of arrsers living in your area?

Fecking brilliant!!
 
#7
There was a thread on this about a month ago

look for "Surrey Pigeon Cull" (if I can find it I'll post a link 4U)

Gappy New Ear :D
 
#9
Barrack Room Lawyer said:
As you can see I have my finger on the pulse of all breaking news as usual! :oops:
As long as it's taken at the wrist, not rectally, your reputation is safe.

The thread I mentioned earlier (short lived but well liked):
Ta DAAAAA!

And if this new thread brings new readers to an excellent selection of post-modern irony written by the [mad]man in the street - well Good Luck To It!! :D
 
#10
Disgusting rats in feather overcoats. Kingston has always had a problem with these vermin. Anything that lessens the population dramatically, gets my vote.

Now, those b*stard Canada Geese.......
 
#11
PartTimePongo said:
Disgusting rats in feather overcoats. Kingston has always had a problem with these vermin. Anything that lessens the population dramatically, gets my vote.
Calm down - follow the link

Funny as feck!
 
#13
Haaahhahahahaa those comments are priceless, and knowing Surbiton and Kingston as I do , I can just see certain residents in Portsmouth Road and Thames Ditton making those comments very seriously indeed

Anyway, disgusting vermin, don't they realise we have had 7 Saxon Kings crowned in King's Stone?

Merging topics..... :D
 
#14
Fantastic now maybe we wont get shat upon during Rememberance Parade. Featherey little vermin, i hope he uses fully automatic weapons just for the fun and maybe take out a chav or two as well.
 

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