photo series: Peace, Love and Misery - About pigeons: tauben-doppel-5

The spectrum of injuries of the kept pigeons ranges widely: Many suffer from malnutrition, others have crashed against windows and broken their wings. But also a huge number has been injured by human influence like aversive conditoning that includes spikes, nets  and hawks. But there's a far bigger aray of methods when it comes to people brutalize pigeons: While the pigeon in the left picture caught a string and strangulated his foot, the pigeon in the right picture had landed on a window-sill that was covered with so-called bird glue. By trying to free itself it lost lots of its feathers. Other people make a hobby out of killing pigeons, as Gudrun Stürmer tells. She had to deal with pigeons that had been hunted with darts, air guns or covered with gasoline and lit.

The spectrum of injuries of the kept pigeons ranges widely: Many suffer from malnutrition, others have crashed against windows and broken their wings. But also a huge number has been injured by human influence like aversive conditoning that includes spikes, nets and hawks. But there's a far bigger aray of methods when it comes to people brutalize pigeons: While the pigeon in the left picture caught a string and strangulated his foot, the pigeon in the right picture had landed on a window-sill that was covered with so-called bird glue. By trying to free itself it lost lots of its feathers. Other people make a hobby out of killing pigeons, as Gudrun Stürmer tells. She had to deal with pigeons that had been hunted with darts, air guns or covered with gasoline and lit.