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Man calls for people not to feed seagulls

Man calls for more action against people who feed seagulls

Man calls for more action against people who feed seagulls

A Montrose taxi driver is calling for action to be taken against people in the town who are feeding seagulls.

Tommy Stewart, of Glenprosen Street, is concerned that the number of people in the burgh feeding the birds is rising and feels that if people continuously do so they should be issued with a Fixed Penalty Notice.

Angus Council can issue Fixed Penalties for smoking, dog fouling, littering and fly tipping.

Mr Stewart said: “What’s the difference between throwing foodstuffs out for seagulls to eat and littering?

He feels a cull would not help to solve the problem.

“If local people are going to feed seagulls, it’s not a cull that is required, it’s action on people feeding them that needs to happen,” he said.

He added hawks have previously been used by the authority to effectively deter gulls, but believes this is to be cut under the new budget.

A council spokesperson said: “We urge residents not to feed gulls at home or in parks and other open spaces.”

 

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