The time has come for any legislation for the protection of Seagulls to be withdrawn. These animals are vermin and can be categorised as similar to rats. They prey on adults and children and have no hesitation in attacking them in order to steal food which, quite often, is being eaten. and It not not uncommon for injuries to be caused, sometimes serious. During the nesting season, they can be even more dangerous by unprovoked attacks on passers by. They encourage rats by breaking open waste sacks and strewing rubbish around. Other E.U. countires do not have this problem as there are no restrictions on culling. These creatures are increasing year by year and encroaching from their normal habiitat, the sea, onto the land where food is easier to obtain. The removal of the law which prohibits culling is essential.
It will improve health and safety and reduce the number of patients who have to receive NHS treatment as a result of injuries caused. It will improve the lifestyle of those who live in areas where these creatures make life unpleasant and dangerous.