February 25, 2011
reward offered to find shooter who slaughtered swans
£5,500 reward is being offered to find the culprit who killed
eight swans with an airgun near Burnham-On-Sea earlier this week.
Burnham-On-Sea.com first reported here
how wildlife carers from Secret World Wildlife Rescue had expressed
their shock after finding eight swans slaughtered on Monday (February
21st) when they were called to the West Ham road out of Blackford.
founder Pauline Kidner told Burnham-On-Sea.com on Friday: "Following
the appalling shooting of eight swans, concerned members of the
general public have come forward offering a financial reward for
£5,500 reward will be offered to anyone who has any information
that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or people
responsible for this shocking incident."
with information should contact Pauline Kidner or Sara Cowen,
the charity's animal care manager, at Secret World Wildlife Rescue
on 01278 783250.
A total of eight dead swans were discovered and X-rays revealed
they had all been killed by air gun pellets.
"One of the swans had been shot three times and must have
suffered terribly," Sara told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
Pictured above were the distressing scenes that carers faced