By Kirsty Stewart -
August 4, 2017
ALMOST 200 seagulls – including 30 chicks – have been shot this year after a Scottish city decided to take lethal measures over a plague of aggressive birds.
After trying everything from noise deterrents, plastic owls, anti landing systems and netting, Dundee City Council have taken to using deadly force in a bid to control the birds.
Not only have pest controllers shot down almost 200 gulls in just eight months – they have also removed 401 gull eggs.
Under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, it is illegal to kill, injure or remove any wild birds including seagulls.