A tactic not to crow about

In a city-state notorious for uber-cleanliness (with litterers charged exorbitant fines), Singapore’s latest endeavour involves trying to extinguish its current filthy enemy – crows. How do they plan to do this? By shooting them down one by one. The government has employed the help of the Singapore Gun Club and a private security company to ...

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In a city-state notorious for uber-cleanliness (with litterers charged exorbitant fines), Singapore's latest endeavour involves trying to extinguish its current filthy enemy – crows. How do they plan to do this? By shooting them down one by one. The government has employed the help of the Singapore Gun Club and a private security company to help reduce the numbers of its enemy. From the NYTimes article:

The minute you fire at crows in a tourist area you get a thousand police cars… Everyone will think Osama is here," [said one gun club member]. From time to time, though, an emergency demands the shooters' attention in the busiest parts of town and the police will clear a kill zone for them among the housing units.

In a city-state notorious for uber-cleanliness (with litterers charged exorbitant fines), Singapore’s latest endeavour involves trying to extinguish its current filthy enemy – crows. How do they plan to do this? By shooting them down one by one. The government has employed the help of the Singapore Gun Club and a private security company to help reduce the numbers of its enemy. From the NYTimes article:

The minute you fire at crows in a tourist area you get a thousand police cars… Everyone will think Osama is here,” [said one gun club member]. From time to time, though, an emergency demands the shooters’ attention in the busiest parts of town and the police will clear a kill zone for them among the housing units.

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