MPK expects 6000 crows to be shot during event


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  • Sunday, 15 Jun 2014

KLANG: The Klang Municipal Council (MPK) expects about 6,000 crows to be shot during a crow-shooting event it organised on Sunday.   

MPK Corporate and Community Department director Zaireezal Ahmad Zainuddin said the event was held due to complaints from the public on crows.

"The crows dirty the place with their faeces and also rummage the garbage bins," he said adding that the crows often sought refuge at parking lots.

He said besides shooting, MPK manages to catch about 300 crows a month via traps.

"The trapped crows are slaughtered and then packed-up in bags before being buried," he said.

While Zaireelzal admitted that the crows did not directly transmit diseases to humans, they inconvenienced people and were dirty creatures. 

He however said that MPK was prepared to listen to ideas and views about other methods of catching crows.

One hundred and fifteen people had registered to participate in the event, which has drawn the ire of many people for being cruel and inhumane.

 

 

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