Someone saw a man beating a seagull to death with a child’s toy shovel on a crowded beach in front of a frightened family.
The seagull was allegedly hit hard by soda cans thrown by a group of people at Porthgwidden Beach in St Ives, Cornwall.
A frightened witness said that on Saturday night, a man approached the bird and “killed it with a small shovel.”
The woman said that she and a family member confronted the group after the massacre on the beach, but were abused by them.
She told Cornwall Live: “We just witnessed a family throwing Coke cans at seagulls.
“It seems that this is not bad enough because someone was seriously injured by throwing a can. One of the men killed it with a children’s shovel in front of all our children and an entire beach family.
“Then we confronted them to show how disgusted we were for their behavior and were insulted by them.”
She added: “This is absolutely terrifying. In my life, I have never witnessed such violence against animals.”
Another man-not in the group accused of targeting seagulls-was praised after picking up the dead seagull and removing it from the distressed child.
She said that the police received a call after the shocking incident occurred around 5:30 pm, but the organization has fled.
This is absolutely terrible.In my life, I have never witnessed that kind of violence against animals
Garbage, towels and sunscreen were left on Porthgwidden beach by this group of people.
Sun Online has contacted the police for comments.
Earlier, a man was photographed throwing seagulls into the sea after trying to throttle Steal his donuts.
When the man grabbed the seagull and held it by its neck for more than a minute, until it dropped the snack in, the tourists took a breath of horror. German.
It is illegal to kill seagulls or their eggs on purpose.
RSPCA said: “Seagulls and their nests are protected by law: like all wild birds, seagulls, their chicks and nests are protected by the Wild Animals and Country Act of 1981.
“This means that it is illegal to deliberately kill, take or harm seagulls, seize or destroy their eggs, or use or build any seagull nest-unless you are acting with permission.
“They are considered a protected species in the UK because there is evidence that their numbers are declining overall.”