Stop the Gull Cull

I’ve learnt that people despise these “vermin like creatures” but in my opinion, I believe that the gull culling is wrong.
Having a passion for wildlife, and ornithology, I believe that no bird is different in terms of characteristics. The fact is, people also despise Feral Pigeons (Columba livia), but nobody has thought about calling a cull. What people don’t understand is that no matter the size, nor ferocity of a bird, they are just hunting for survival. It’s all well and good, that we spend £200 million (average spending in uk per year) on small, garden birds each year in the UK, to conserve birds, but the point is nobody cares to feed our common seabirds. Your intelligent people, and I’m sure you know that we shouldn’t ‘splashing the cash’ on seagull food, but that’s why we see them commonly, raiding through litter bins in schools and public areas. Think about this: take a Goldcrest for instance: without bird food, provided, the Goldcrest’s natural instincts are to forage (in fact they forage 80% of the day), which is exactly what the seagulls are doing.
Breeding season
It’s a fact that the aggressiveness of birds during the breeding season increases, it’s the same in Robins too. The breeding season runs from February into August, which in hotter months, people take trips to the seaside. I’m sure we all love to be by the sea, but it’s just chance that we run into these gulls, when their hunting and foraging for food, for their young. And since nobody feeds them, they become aggressive towards humans and steal food. And so what, we lose a chip or two, it’s not a big deal. But as I mentioned earlier, they become more aggressive when other birds come into their territory. It’s the same convention with humans.

Why is this idea important?

I’ve learnt that people despise these “vermin like creatures” but in my opinion, I believe that the gull culling is wrong.
Having a passion for wildlife, and ornithology, I believe that no bird is different in terms of characteristics. The fact is, people also despise Feral Pigeons (Columba livia), but nobody has thought about calling a cull. What people don’t understand is that no matter the size, nor ferocity of a bird, they are just hunting for survival. It’s all well and good, that we spend £200 million (average spending in uk per year) on small, garden birds each year in the UK, to conserve birds, but the point is nobody cares to feed our common seabirds. Your intelligent people, and I’m sure you know that we shouldn’t ‘splashing the cash’ on seagull food, but that’s why we see them commonly, raiding through litter bins in schools and public areas. Think about this: take a Goldcrest for instance: without bird food, provided, the Goldcrest’s natural instincts are to forage (in fact they forage 80% of the day), which is exactly what the seagulls are doing.
Breeding season
It’s a fact that the aggressiveness of birds during the breeding season increases, it’s the same in Robins too. The breeding season runs from February into August, which in hotter months, people take trips to the seaside. I’m sure we all love to be by the sea, but it’s just chance that we run into these gulls, when their hunting and foraging for food, for their young. And since nobody feeds them, they become aggressive towards humans and steal food. And so what, we lose a chip or two, it’s not a big deal. But as I mentioned earlier, they become more aggressive when other birds come into their territory. It’s the same convention with humans.

Remove legal protection from herring gulls

I would like to ask for the removal of legal protection from just two species of gulls – herring gulls and black-backed gulls. These large, very noisy, extremely aggressive birds are increasing in  numbers in our coastal towns, thriving on the food they obtain from our messy throw-away culture and from visitors who mistakenly feed them. The particular problems with this situation are 1) that they have no fear of humans and at every opportunity will steal food directly from your hand or your plate and 2) they are no longer content to nest on cliffs but invade every available flat roof near the sea.

I believe we have tolerated this nuisance for too long. It is far too late to change the birds' new habits; you cannot re-educate a wild bird population. It is impossible at the moment to stop people from leaving food for them, and certainly out of the question to expect holiday-makers to eat all their picnics and ice-creams indoors. We need a review of current wildlife legislation to re-categorise common gulls, remove their legal protection, and instead protect the human victims of their noise and increasingly aggressive behaviour.

Why is this idea important?

I would like to ask for the removal of legal protection from just two species of gulls – herring gulls and black-backed gulls. These large, very noisy, extremely aggressive birds are increasing in  numbers in our coastal towns, thriving on the food they obtain from our messy throw-away culture and from visitors who mistakenly feed them. The particular problems with this situation are 1) that they have no fear of humans and at every opportunity will steal food directly from your hand or your plate and 2) they are no longer content to nest on cliffs but invade every available flat roof near the sea.

I believe we have tolerated this nuisance for too long. It is far too late to change the birds' new habits; you cannot re-educate a wild bird population. It is impossible at the moment to stop people from leaving food for them, and certainly out of the question to expect holiday-makers to eat all their picnics and ice-creams indoors. We need a review of current wildlife legislation to re-categorise common gulls, remove their legal protection, and instead protect the human victims of their noise and increasingly aggressive behaviour.

Access To UK Citizenship

In the early 60's and late 70's people that come over to the UK to work and study do so with the intention of returning back to their homeland to add value. Gradually, the immigration rules was such that people now intentionally come to the UK to study or work and prolong that visa entry to become British Citizen. I believe this is wrong.

The current immigration rule in the UK is unfair to other countries around the world wanting to retain its talent and also unfair to genuine citizenship working hard to make ends meet.

I propose a change in law that states likely that people coming to the UK:

– To work or

– To Study

Do not have access to claim citizenship. In otherwords, the pathway to citizenship I strongly believe should be only by marriage to a British Citizenship or child of a British Citizen. I will also consider PSB Inventors/investors on the discretion of the Secretary of State after 10 years of continuous investment in the UK

Why is this idea important?

In the early 60's and late 70's people that come over to the UK to work and study do so with the intention of returning back to their homeland to add value. Gradually, the immigration rules was such that people now intentionally come to the UK to study or work and prolong that visa entry to become British Citizen. I believe this is wrong.

The current immigration rule in the UK is unfair to other countries around the world wanting to retain its talent and also unfair to genuine citizenship working hard to make ends meet.

I propose a change in law that states likely that people coming to the UK:

– To work or

– To Study

Do not have access to claim citizenship. In otherwords, the pathway to citizenship I strongly believe should be only by marriage to a British Citizenship or child of a British Citizen. I will also consider PSB Inventors/investors on the discretion of the Secretary of State after 10 years of continuous investment in the UK