The story of the seagull shot with a crossbow does not surprise me. Whilst I know they can be aggressive and I have had them swoop on me before today, I’d like to relate to you a story of what happened to me two weeks ago that shows how this has become another issue where priorities are all wrong.
I was sat in the town centre and my wife gave me the remains of her sandwich to feed to a few mixed birds that were gathering around my feet in expectation. As I was feeding them a couple came up to me and told me in an aggressive manner I shouldn’t be feeding birds.
Then came one of the most extraordinary things I’ve ever seen, a woman in her twenties walked past eating a slice of pizza, followed by a crying child of about two years old, suddenly the woman spun around and threw the pizza at the child, it hit the child in the face and split in two ...
nobody said anything about the child being hit, only about the birds eating the remains of the pizza.
Needless to say I condemn in the strongest terms anyone shooting birds or any living creature with any weapon.