Video Credit: CEN/@soslindavistaredciudadana
This is the moment a heavyset man tosses bird food on the pavement to lure pigeons over before throwing a net on them and carrying them away with netizens speculating they were caught for grub.
The incident was filmed by a CCTV camera in the district of Gustavo A. Madero in the central Mexican capital Mexico City and was later shared on social media where it sparked outrage.
In the video, the chubby man is seen sprinkling bird food on the pavement.
While around a dozen pigeons fly over to tuck in, the man is seen taking a net from his parked vehicle.
He then walks into the road to surprise the birds and the thrown net is seen catching most of them.
The man then picks up the net and struts back to his vehicle.
The video was shared on Facebook by the association ‘SOS Lindavista Red Ciudadana’ with the message: “It is not yet known what this man’s objective was, but we only hope it was not linked to Santeria (an Afro-American religion that developed in Cuba among West African descendants).”
The clip has been shared on social media where it has been widely circulated, sparking outrage among netizens.
Twitter user ‘Kroseco25’ commented: “Those pigeons will be used for meat in tacos so be careful where you buy your ‘chicken’ quesadillas.”
‘HamferCastle’ said: “They use them to eat or even to sell as food.”
However, ‘Politicologo84’ wrote: “They are a plague and I thank that man for taking them away. They leave everything covered in poo and are very dirty.”
It is unclear if the incident is being investigated by the local authorities.
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