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GULL SLAUGHTER IN BOCHOLT, GERMANY

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GERMAN BAKERY FIRM (ALDI SUPPLIER) SLAUGHTERS GULLS FEEDING ON OPEN RUBBISH CONTAINERS 

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Dozens of Black-headed and Herring Gulls were again shot yesterday 23rd November on the property of the Sinnack bakery firm (an ALDI supplier) in Bocholt, Germany. Members of the Committee Against Bird Slaughter (CABS) who documented the incident on video report a literal massacre whereby the hunters abused regional hunting regulations. "Many birds were only wounded and fluttered around with serious injuries for several minutes. Eventually the hunters bludgeoned them to death" Alex Heyd of CABS reports. The fresh corpses were subsequently kicked towards the bakery buildings to act as decoys for other gulls.

The Sinnack company defended the operation on the grounds of "a serious gull pest on our property". CABS sees the matter differently, as a problem caused by the firm themselves: "Huge amounts of bakery garbage is kept in open containers - it is ony natural that birds are attracted to this food source" says Heyd.

In addition, gulls are migrants and patrol throughout the region and the country as a whole. Gulls newly attracted to the containers are not aware of previous events and so the massacre cannot credibly be described as a deterrent.

Nearby residents report that a similar incident took place on 2nd February 2006 where at least 80 gulls were shot. The operation is due to be repeated next Monday. CABS has lodged a complaint concerning animal cruelty with the responsible authorities and will protest to ALDI about the practices of its supplier.


WHAT YOU CAN DO

Cut and paste the text below and send an URGENT email to the Sinnack company (copy to the local council and newspaper)by clicking on the link below.

MAIL TO THE SINNACK BAKERY COMPANY


STOP THE GULL SLAUGHTER / STOPPT DEN MÖWENJAGD IN BOCHOLT

Dear Madam, Dear Sir

Sehr geehrte Damen und Herren,

The brutal slaughter of gulls on your company property, on more than one occasion, must stop. We demand that you organise your rubbish disposal in such a way that wild animals are unable to feed direct from the containers.

Das wiederholte brutale Abschlachten von Möwen auf Ihrem Fabrikgelände muß aufhören!!!

Ich fordere Sie auf, Ihre Abfalllagerung so zu gestalten, dass Wildtiere keinen Zugang zu den Müllcontainern haben.
Die wiederholte brutale Möwenjagd in Bocholt muss unverzueglich aufhören!!!

Sincerely / Mit freundlichen Grüßen,,



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