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The Dooming Chips: Man killed Seagull who swooped down on his Chips

by | March 21, 2019

Some incidents draw a line between regret and absurd humor- a man killing a seagull because it swooped down on his chips? It has resemblance with cartoon animations. Cartoons met their short-lived doom while trying to steal something or irritate the more powerful. Say, for example- the way Tom (from Tom & Jerry) was tossed and jerked by Spike (aka Butch and Killer) upon trying to steal his (Spike’s) milk or bone was hilarious. And nobody regretted tom’s death (so-called), coz Tom would spring back to life the moment next! But here the seagull will never return to life. Read on to know more.

Chips or Gull?

What would you choose if ever you were to choose between a chip and a gull? No offense meant, but it seems not everyone will likely choose the later. In a brow-creasing incident, a man thrashed a seagull on a wall, instantly killing the feathered vertebrate. The man, John Llewellyn-Jones, 64, was on a trip to Weston-super-Mare in July last year, while the incident happened- BBC reported.

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The Dooming Chips: Man killed Seagull who swooped down on his Chips

Witnesses on spot were shocked to encounter the incident live as the man took the bird by its legs and smashed it against a wall. The reason for such abhorrence- the seagull was wandering over the man’s head trying to reach his chips. Children witnessing were horrified with the incident they encountered.

At a North Somerset Magistrates’ Court, the man was found guilty despite he reportedly denied breaching the Wildlife and Countryside Act of 1981, said the BBC. The seagulls are protected under section 1 of the Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981, and the man committed an offense by killing the bird, reported Wales Online. Quoting RSPCA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty of Animals), it said- “He cared more for his chips than what he did to the gull.”

12-Week Curfew plus Fines

The man was awarded a 12-week-long curfew preventing him from exiting his house between 20:00 and 08:00 hours. He was also fined an £85 victim surcharge and pay costs of £750. Simon Evans, an RSPCA inspector said it was a ‘despicable’ and ‘unthinkable’ way of treating animals.

Despite the settlements, and every fine charged and punishment awarded, no provision on earth will bring back the bird to life. A sudden outburst of anger had all it took to snatch the bird of its life. Have you heard more of such incidents? Share in the comments below.


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Debayan Paul

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