As regular CFZ-watchers will know, for some time Corinna has been doing a column for Animals & Men and a regular segment on On The Track... particularly about out-of-place birds and rare vagrants. There seem to be more and more bird stories from all over the world hitting the news these days so, to make room for them all - and to give them all equal and worthy coverage - she has set up this new blog to cover all things feathery and Fortean.

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Animal welfare groups condemn Barrow driver for killing geese


11th May

By Michael Thomas Barrow and Ormsgill reporter
A MOTORIST has been blasted for the ‘cold-blooded murder’ of a family of geese.
Wildlife charities and witnesses have blasted the driver of a yellow VW Golf, who was seen mowing down goslings near the Soccer Bar on Holker Street, Barrow.
Mike Cape witnessed the incident and described how the driver of the car slowed down to a halt as they approached the geese, and the moment they quickly sped up and drove into them.
He said: “I think this was such a heartless and cold thing for someone to do.
“They clearly recognised what was in the road otherwise they wouldn’t have slowed down.
“So to think they decided to go through the geese anyway, I don’t know what kind of person would do something like that.”
He said it was difficult to watch as the injured adult goose returned to the road and stood over its dead goslings.


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