garboing:

I have never known birds of different species to flock together. The very concept is unimaginable. Why, if that happened, we wouldn’t stand a chance! How could we possibly hope to fight them?

The Birds, 1963 | Alfred Hitchcock.

Do you know what they did to the native workers who stole diamonds? Don’t worry, they didn’t kill them. That would be like junking a Mercedes just because it had a broken spring. No, if they caught them, they had to make sure they could go on working, but they also had to make sure they could never run away. The operation was called “hobbling.”