Tony Whitehead, from the RSPB, said the company’s advice was “absolutely outrageous”. "He's suggesting killing birds and you just cannot recommend to do this in a civilised society."Really? That’s strange, since you – the RSPB – do it all the time, don’t you?
The comments were widely condemned after being publicised by a wildlife crime officer, PC Josh Marshall…
PC Marshall said: "I've had a massive amount of feedback about this - he's basically advocating killing wild birds. These birds mentioned aren't pest species, they're fully protected.Yikes! Birdie racism!
A company spokesman said the information "should have been labelled a tip" rather than as advice.Err, no, you can’t call it a ‘tip’ if it’s suggesting people commit a crime, you numpty!
The page has since been removed from the Devon Butterflies website.
A spokesman for Devon and Cornwall Police said: “No formal action was taken, the man was given words of advice.”I just bet..!