March 1, 2011
Ten more swans killed as reward to find shooter rises to £10,500
more dead swans have been found by members of the public near
Burnham-On-Sea as the reward on offer to find the airgun user
responsible for shooting the birds rose to £10,500 this
Secret World Wildlife Rescue Centre founder Pauline Kidner said
further birds had been discovered by a walker near Wedmore at
Burnham-On-Sea.com reported here
last week how wildlife carers had expressed their shock at finding
eight swans shot dead when they were called to the West Ham road
out of Blackford.
founder Pauline Kidner told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It
is hard to understand why anyone would want to kill these wonderful
birds. We are appealing to the public to get in contact with any
information they have."
The reward, given by the community, is being offered to anyone
who has any information that leads to the arrest and conviction
of the person or people responsible for the deaths. Secret World
is asking people with information to ring them on 01278 783250.
Police have also stepped up their patrols in the area and said
that anyone killing the swans could be prosecuted.