LETTER: Surplus in seagull population will cause problems

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I see nothing to be proud of in adding 150 to the population of the local seagulls. Seagulls are a natural part of living by the sea, but once the population exceeds the supply of natural resources, trouble occurs. The surplus will start to create problems: attacking other wildlife, attacking people, stealing food, and generally becoming a menace. Changing a feature of the seaside into a problem, eventually requiring drastic, probably cruel solutions. For heaven’s sake, let us leave nature alone! As for the mouse - why not give it to the cat straight away?

PA MUMFORD

Benbow Avenue, 
Eastbourne