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Police dub seagull poisoning as 'cruel and unnecessary'

There's a been a new twist in the seagull saga after police in Dorset took to social media to label a seagull poisoning as "cruel and unnecessary".

Credit: Dorset Police

The Bridport, Beaminster and Lyme Regis Safer Neighbourhood Team posted this photo on their social media account with the message 'Love them or loathe them. One of our resident seagulls near the Dorset Police station at Bridport (currently looking after its chick) is suffering following a suspected poisoning.'

The RSPCA were called to the bird, who agreed it had been poisoned. They are now looking after it.

All gulls, like other wild birds, are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, making it illegal to intentionally injure or kill any gull or to damage or destroy an active nest or its contents.

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