Motorists are deliberately mowing down baby seagulls, an animal charity has warned.*gasp*
Judging by my local roads, this murderous impulse gripping the nation's motorists is refreshingly indiscriminating between the species, or even phylum.
The seagulls were struck on roads in Saltdean, Peacehaven, Bexhill, Seaford and Eastbourne, Trevor Weeks, of East Sussex Wildlife Rescue Animal Service (WRAS) said.
He added they had been called to all the incidents and informed the police.
Mr Weeks said he believed the attacks were born out of “people’s hatred for seagulls”.And not out of simple careless driving or many animal and bird species' suicidal impulses?
He branded those “aiming for and not slowing down for fledgling gulls” as “sick”. He also asked people to call 999 if they witnessed such an incident.Yeah. The police are gonna love that. So are the well-meaning idiots who take your advice...
He said it was difficult to prosecute people under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 2001, but he would always take the matter to the police.Until they get fed up and arrest him for wasting police time.