We've all seen those sharp spikes on buildings meant to keep birds from nesting on ledges. They're put there because birds are messy and a nuisance. I've always felt a little bad for the birds seeing those but it's perfectly understandable why building owners would have them there. I've even seen them on churches.
But I've got to say, the thought of buildings erecting spikes in alcoves to keep homeless people away is absolutely abhorrent. One building in London is doing exactly that though. And they're not alone.
Now, some might argue that this is a case about property rights. But I'm not arguing that. What one can and should do are often very different. This is not about property...READ MORE