Selangor Journal

RM19,295 for crow-shooting participants

BY: NORHAYATI UMOR
SHAH ALAM, DEC 28:  A total of RM19,295 have been paid to participants who managed to shoot 3,859 crows in Kempen Tembak Gagak 2016, on December 23.
Petaling Jaya Deputy Mayor Johary Anuar said the winning team took home cash of RM5,535 for 1,107 crows; while the second team won RM2,860 (572 crows) and the third won RM2,570 (514 crows).
He said the campaign was part of Petaling Jaya City Council’s (MBPJ) efforts to reduce the crow population.
“Every year MBPJ receives many complaints from the public for disturbances by these crows, including health issues and dirtiness in housing and business areas as well as on vehicles.
“22 complaints were received in 2012, 28 complaints (2013), 33 complaints (2014), 30 complaints (2015) and 12 from January to July (2016),” he said.
Johary said the dead birds were sent to the Solid Waste and General Cleaning Management Department for disposal.
The campaign which ran for three weeks in August, started at 6.30 am until 7.30 pm.
MBPJ had offered participants RM5 for each crow shot.
In 2015, a total of 5,162 crows were shot and MBPJ paid RM25,810 to 32 shooters.

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