SINGAPORE: In response to an online user’s post claiming that a car ran over three birds, netizens have taken different sides on the issue.
While some questioned how sure the netizen was that the photographed car was responsible for running over the birds, others argued that the birds were at fault as they were within the car’s blind spot. Others, however, expressed how upset they were over the matter.
An online user took to Complaint Singapore on Monday (July 17) to share a photo of three dead birds on the road and a car seen in the distance. “This car just ran across 3 birds and they mati,” the post read.
Many online users took to the post’s comments section to join the conversation.
One group of netizens showed sympathy for the birds.
“As much as I hate pigeons, I’ll always slow down or stop if there’s any on the road,” said one. “Heck, I don’t even need religion to tell me it ain’t right to take a bird’s life.”
“May these three birds be reborn and constantly [release droppings] on the car roof, in hard to clean places,” said another, “RIP, birdies.”
Another group of online users didn’t find fault with the driver, arguing that the birds were within the car’s blind spot.
“Don’t blame the driver,” said one. “Blame the birds for being stupid! This is a road for goodness sake.”
Another argued, “Sometimes we are unaware of birds while driving, this is not the driver’s fault.
Still, a third wrote, “These three dead birds reaction super slow or just over confident? I don’t blame the driver. Blind spot sia.”
A few even went so far as to call the birds pests. “Good job,” one wrote, “Three less pests flying around.”
Still, another group of netizens put on their detective hats and questioned the uploader. “The car is on the extreme left and the three pity birds (were killed) without any blood stains? You sure (they were) hit by the car?” wrote one.
To another, the conclusion was simple: “Unless you can prove (it), it’s impossible to even drive over one bird…let alone three birds,” the netizen said.
Still, a third pointed out, “If the car ran across the birds, they (would) be smashed.”
A fourth commenter warned, saying, “I think late the car owner will civic sue this person unless you have strong evidence to show–like videos.”