It's come to my attention that some revolting people are using social media to advocate extreme cruelty to birds. In response to reports that yet more local councils are planning to impose fines on innocent people who feed gulls and pigeons, these twisted individuals are suggesting horrific ways to kill the birds - and urging others to follow suit.
Quote: "Put some bicarbonate of soda in bread and watch the buggers explode"
While local councils insist on pursuing their misguided plans to 'criminalise' the feeding of wild birds, disgusting individuals are jumping on the bandwagon and actively promoting blatant and outrageous animal cruelty. It's truly worrying that these repugnant people are able to spread their nasty, unlawful ideas so freely.
As you can see by the screen shots, the shocking suggestions include feeding gulls bread laced with bicarbonate of soda which the perpetrators say will make the birds 'explode'.
One nasty individual called Gary boasts “Put some bicarbonate of soda in bread and watch the buggers explode - [it] works, have seen it myself!”
Others recommend shooting them (which is entirely against the law of course) : "shoot them - problem solved" says 'Wayne.P' on Facebook.
A Hate Filled Desire To Kill
Fuelled by many on social media who vocally and aggressively support a cull, or even more obnoxious methods of 'controlling' birds, there seems to be a growing hate-filled desire to eradicate some of our most cherished species of wildlife.
It is essential to remind people that gulls are protected and endangered. Anybody who advocates killing them is potentially committing a serious crime.
Please Continue To Feed Wild Birds - It Is NOT Against The Law
It's worth repeating that it is NOT against the law to feed wild birds and therefore people should feel entirely free to do so without fear of prosecution.
Some local bye-laws mean that councils can attempt to impose penalties for 'anti-social behaviour' if it is deemed that feeding the birds has somehow breached that rule but such fines should always be challenged.
My petition to stop councils imposing fines on innocent people who feed wild birds can be found here: CLICK HERE
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