The selfish halfwits who cut down trees to 'improve the view' from their homes.....
Bristol, the city that caused outrage around the world, when bird deterrent spikes were fitted to some of its trees, has been in the news again today....
A number of self-serving residents of the city's swanky Cromwell Road have hacked down trees on a wooded railway embankment at the back of their houses, apparently without any permission, to 'improve the view'.
The wood, which was believed to be home to badgers, bats and birds, has been completely destroyed, leaving behind what has been described as a 'scene of devastation'.
Network Rail who own and maintain the embankment are investigating after the home-owners took it upon themselves to employ a private contractor to remove the woodland habitat despite having been denied permission on several occasions to cut the trees.
Now there are calls for the irresponsible residents to be severely punished for seemingly taking the law into their own hands.
As one dejected onlooker pointed out “'The worst thing for me is the wildlife that's going to be affected. There's badgers living down there, bats in the trees, it's all going to be badly hit by this.”
The removal of the trees has decimated a valuable wildlife habitat and will severely impact on the bat and bird populations that lived in the area, besides leaving the embankment in a dangerous state that will require significant remedial works to make it safe.
Selfish idiots who wantonly cut down trees merely to 'improve the view' need to be punished in order to send out a message that such reckless vandalism is entirely unacceptable.
Areas like railway embankments provide precious wildlife refuges, especially in a country such as the UK where such habitat is disappearing at an alarming rate.
While it's too late for the Bristol wood and the animals and birds that called it their home, we must do everything to ensure that this kind of egocentric environmental destruction does not prevail and will not be tolerated.
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