Where people get the resources and time to glue hats to pigeons is entirely beyond me, but they really should stop.
First and foremost, it’s really bad for the pigeons – how would you like a hat glued to your head – and secondly, these ones are purveying bad sentiments.
Previously it was pigeons in cowboy hats, which was quite fun at first, but these ones are wearing ‘Make America Great Again’ hats.
As it turns out though, the pigeons were set loose as a statement of disdain towards the current president of the Unites States, which doesn’t make an awful lot of sense but there you have it.
A group calling itself P.U.T.I.N., Pigeons United To Interfere Now, claimed responsibility for the hatted pigeons, saying that they were let loose on Tuesday.
In a statement, they wrote:
“P.U.T.I.N. have used their pigeons to launch a one of a kind aerial protest piece in response to the arrival of the 2020 Democratic Presidential hopefuls.
“The release date was also coordinated to serve as a gesture of support and loyalty to President Trump.“
Hilarious irony. Can’t go wrong.
25 pigeons were released overall, with 24 of them wearing the MAGA hats, and the final one donning a Trump-style wig. How lovely.
“Most have returned. We expect to see the rest tonight or tomorrow,” the group added.
Sadly though, all is not well with the pigeons, as Lofty Hopes, a Las Vegas pigeon rescue organisation, called the MAGA stunt “animal cruelty.”
Mariah Hillman, who runs the charity, said of the stetson-wearing pigeons in December, and now these ones:
“It started here with the press making fun of it, the police didn’t do anything about it, and now it’s grown into this, so when is it going to stop, and who’s going to do something about it?“
The hats are kept on the pigeons with much less harmful eyelash glue, though Hillman still thinks this is an issue, adding:
“It doesn’t matter what kind of glue it is. It is still, in fact, cruelty, because you are impairing their vision.”
Images via Twitter, P.U.T.I.N
Alfie Powell joined as an apprentice and was probably hired because he was likely the only person who applied. He's been blagging his way through writing articles for four years now and he's definitely showing signs of slowing down. When not writing for The Hook, Alfie finds time to indulge in his favourite hobbies, such as drinking and sitting down.Follow