A man and a woman are facing animal cruelty charges for allegedly shooting pigeons with a pellet gun in Pictou, N.S.
Pictou RCMP say they responded to a complaint on Thursday of two people who had a rifle in their vehicle on Depot Street.
“Police responded and encountered a man and a woman who were reported by witnesses to be shooting pigeons with a rifle,” the RCMP said in a news release Friday.
Officers later determined the weapon was a pellet gun. The pair was arrested at the scene.
A 28-year-old man from Scotch Hill and a 44-year-old woman from Pictou are facing charges of possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose and causing animals or birds unnecessary suffering.
Both were released and are scheduled to appear in Pictou provincial court on June 6.