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‘Pest’ birds legislation is appalling

I could hardly believe the article on March 9 with the heading “Pest' bird legislation passed”, referring to crows, starlings, kiskadees, house sparrows.

One of the wonderful things about Bermuda is the amount of bird life we have here and I get an enormous amount of pleasure watching sparrows, starlings, kiskadees (maybe not the crows) from my veranda.

Visitors from England comment on how wonderful it is to see sparrows again as apparently they are now rarely seen there.

Also now “anyone with the minister's authorisation can apply for a licence and can apply to bear firearms to carry out the deed”.

Do we really want to allow guns on the Island to be used by anyone who applies? I find this legislation appalling.

SHOCKED, Pembroke

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Published March 17, 2015 at 9:00 am (Updated March 17, 2015 at 9:42 am)

‘Pest’ birds legislation is appalling

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