Swans

I WAS sad to read about the Clevedon swans. My immediate response was like Andy Barnet's. They would not feel so big if they were under fire themselves. It is a terrible indictment of our so called 'society', when parental control and guidance, not to m

I WAS sad to read about the Clevedon swans. My immediate response was like Andy Barnet's. They would not feel so big if they were under fire themselves. It is a terrible indictment of our so called 'society', when parental control and guidance, not to mention teaching in the schools are having so little effect on our young people. We as a society have already done so much damage to our environment, putting at risk a great many beautiful creatures. This very act, may in time put our own civilisation at risk. Remember the ultimate result of destruction of our wildlife is our own demise. These hooligans would feel so different if they were put in a room with just one angry swan or goose. In the case of swans, these beautiful creatures are protected by Royal Charter and I hope when these thugs are caught that 'the book will be thrown at them'. We need to legislate more effectively to prevent any weapons being used in this way, whether guns, bows and arrows or catapults, especially by children. In a few years these kids will be able to join the armed services and undergo proper weapons training. Perhaps then they will be sent for active service in somewhere like Afghanistan, where they will find that their target has the ability to shoot back.DAVID ROBINSON - Thackeray Avenue, Clevedon


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