UPDATE: Shooters Hill trio 'tried to kill ducks using bird of prey and bricks'

UPDATE: Shooters Hill trio 'tried to kill ducks using bird of prey and bricks'

Shooters Hill trio 'killed ducks using bird of prey and bricks'

Part of the anonymous appeal notice

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THREE men and a child are being hunted after they allegedly set a bird of prey on ducks in a Shooters Hill pond and hurled bricks to try and kill the creatures.

According to an anonymous appeal put up on Eaglesfield Park's gates - which goes on to ask for the culprits names and addresses, 'no questions asked' - the men were around 30-years-old.

It reads: "The male with the bird was around 6ft tall. The second male had a small child with him (I know, what scum).

News Shopper: Part of the anonymous appeal notice

"The third male had a black crash helmet with him and was short. He is believed to live locally."

The witness, who left their phone number on the notice, told News Shopper they had received threatening calls since making the appeal.

One call said: "Hello there. Just to let you know we've killed two more ducks tonight, and if you put up any more notices we're going to kill some more."

The witness said: "The bird of prey was going over the ducks, it was landing in a tree and they were calling it back.

"The ducks were swimming frantically. Then they started throwing bricks to get the ducks to fly out so they could send the bird to attack them.

"The bird did get hold of one of the ducks in its mouth but I'm not sure if it was killed."

They said: "The very sad thing about it was one of the guys actually had a child on his shoulder, watching while they were using the bricks.

"To me this is as bad as someone making a child watch a pornographic video."

A spokesman for the Met Police said: "Police have received an allegation that three men were seen releasing a bird of prey to attack ducks in Eaglesfield Park at 3.11pm on February 1.

"Anyone with any information should contact Greenwich police on 101."

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4:10pm Tue 11 Feb 14

ripnetuk says...

So how come ducks matter, and fish dont - Newsshopper actually /encourages/ people to indulge in cruelty to fish:

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Either its not ok to be cruel to any animals (my position), or ducks are fair game too.

THREE men and a child are being hunted after they allegedly set a metal hook on fish in in the river thames and used worms to try and lure the creatures.

According to an anonymous appeal put up on Thames Park's gates - which goes on to ask for the culprits names and addresses, 'no questions asked' - the men were around 30-years-old.

It reads: "The male with the hook was around 6ft tall. The second male had a small child with him (I know, what scum).

"The fish were swimming frantically. Then they started throwing worms to get the fish to come out so they could use the hook to attack them.

"The hook did get hold of one of the fish in its mouth but I'm not sure if it was killed."

They said: "The very sad thing about it was one of the guys actually had a child on his shoulder, watching while they were using the hook.

"To me this is as bad as someone making a child watch x-factor."
So how come ducks matter, and fish dont - Newsshopper actually /encourages/ people to indulge in cruelty to fish: http://www.newsshopp er.co.uk/archive/201 4/02/06/10989522.Fis herman_speaks_out_ag ainst_angling_ban_fr om_his__pond_of_drea ms_/ Either its not ok to be cruel to any animals (my position), or ducks are fair game too. THREE men and a child are being hunted after they allegedly set a metal hook on fish in in the river thames and used worms to try and lure the creatures. According to an anonymous appeal put up on Thames Park's gates - which goes on to ask for the culprits names and addresses, 'no questions asked' - the men were around 30-years-old. It reads: "The male with the hook was around 6ft tall. The second male had a small child with him (I know, what scum). "The fish were swimming frantically. Then they started throwing worms to get the fish to come out so they could use the hook to attack them. "The hook did get hold of one of the fish in its mouth but I'm not sure if it was killed." They said: "The very sad thing about it was one of the guys actually had a child on his shoulder, watching while they were using the hook. "To me this is as bad as someone making a child watch x-factor." ripnetuk
  • Score: -19

8:35pm Tue 11 Feb 14

Simon bald says...

jebus what is this all about?
jebus what is this all about? Simon bald
  • Score: 4

1:22am Wed 12 Feb 14

ISaidThis says...

There are some terrible people about.
There are some terrible people about. ISaidThis
  • Score: 5

9:05am Wed 12 Feb 14

highway warrior says...

ripnetuk
what are you on about?? any relevance to the story??
Hunting with a bird of prey in an urban area is pretty strange and potentially dangerous.
ripnetuk what are you on about?? any relevance to the story?? Hunting with a bird of prey in an urban area is pretty strange and potentially dangerous. highway warrior
  • Score: 7

11:30am Wed 12 Feb 14

ripnetuk says...

My point is that people get all up in arms over someone allowing nature to behave as nature does (how do they think birds of prey eat in the wild ??? McDonalds??) and it becomes a "terrible person" story, whereas loads of people are quite happy to put metal hooks in a fish's mouth, and the newshopper always reports that in a positive light. Double standards much?
My point is that people get all up in arms over someone allowing nature to behave as nature does (how do they think birds of prey eat in the wild ??? McDonalds??) and it becomes a "terrible person" story, whereas loads of people are quite happy to put metal hooks in a fish's mouth, and the newshopper always reports that in a positive light. Double standards much? ripnetuk
  • Score: -11

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