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It's simply ludicrous to suggest we cull seagulls

 

During the summer period there are always alarmist stories of gulls "attacking" people - which inevitably lead to calls to cull them.

The holiday period coincides with the birds' breeding season and, being such fierce defenders of their offspring, the birds may occasionally become aggressive in order to see off any perceived threat to their nest and children.

These "attacks" are usually exaggerated by the media and are very rare indeed.

To cull wild animals for protecting their babies is nothing short of ludicrous.

Despite this, if gulls are causing issues, there are a number of effective, humane methods of deterrence that can be used.

To order a factsheet, please email: info@animal aid.org.uk.

Tod Bradbury

Animal Aid

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