LETTER: Serial muck spreaders

The seagull saga rumbles on and even PM David Cameron has become involved. But will he have the courage to take on the vociferous bird lobbyists?

We are told by officialdom that if we remove a few twigs from our rooftop, which have been placed there by herring gulls, we will be committing an offence. To that I say, “Heifer Dust!”

The welfare of my own household and that of my near neighbours means more to me than these screeching serial muck spreaders and their unborn chicks. Once removed or destroyed it is obvious the gulls will relocate elsewhere. Simple legislation would do much to eradicate the problem of the herring gull without threatening a decline of the species.

Owners of property where people reside and sleep should have the power to remove “these few twigs” immediately. In fact, it should be an offence not to do so. This course of action in all probability would be a great deal less expensive than covering our rooftops with netting. Who knows, such legislation could result in the herring gull evolving into a ground-nesting bird which will very quickly put it at the mercy of the fox and the “escaped” mink. Another lie – the mink did not escape in the 1970s. It was released by our city-dwelling tree-hugging brethren. Come on Mr Cameron, grasp the nettle and do something to lessen the problem of the urban herring gull.

Bryan Wallis

Mapleleaf Gardens, Polegate

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