declassification of herring gulls as protected
Seagulls are violent, noisy, threatening, destructive and are scavengers. the wildlife and countryside act 1981 declared that all birds in the U.K be indiscriminately protected. It is legal to brutally kill a mouse, but illegal to kill a seagull though the level of nuisance a seagull causes often exceeds that of a mouse. as the herring gull is currently Red listed (the highest form of protection offered to a bird) due to a decline in population in coastal areas. I propose that a person, without a license from Natural England, should be legally able to exterminate Herring Gulls (often informally called seagulls) at their own discretion and that herring gulls be declassified as a protected species.