Animals

Two pregnant seals were shot dead by anglers

According to the report that two pregnant seals were being killed by anglers. It has been reported that the cruel killers are already being hunter by furious animal lovers. It has been reported that the boat owners tried to find out who is behind the killing. According to the boatman who found them named Tony Haggis that he believed that they had been shot by anglers, even if there is no enough evidence. According to Mr Haggis that he was left devastated after coming across the corpses of the two pregnant seals. It has been reported that both seals were three months pregnant.

 

Mr Haggis said in an interview:  ‘I don’t think the anger has properly come out of me yet.There is every chance they have shot at a few more and we haven’t found the bodies.People come here to see the seals, I could never dream of doing something like this.The first was five feet in length, I turned her over to examine her. She was fat and healthy.The other one was in exactly the same condition, five foot. From my experience and knowledge of these animals, they were around three months pregnant. According to Mr Haggis that this isn’t the very first time that he has encountered a shot seal. He said:  ‘There is a law which allows commercial fishermen to shoot seals if they interfere with the nets.’I do not agree with that law.’After they were shot there was a flood tide, so they drifted up the river to where they were found.’ Rob Head from Sea Shephered UK said in an interview: ‘Hopefully the publicity around the shooting of these seals will put a stop to it.However, if more seals are shot around the same area then Sea Shepherd UK will consider deploying crew to watch over the seals and catch those responsible.Sea Shepherd UK’s Eastern Region Coordinator and one of our Senior Volunteers has already been to Walton to gather evidence.’ A representative also for the RSPCA said: We are grateful to the caller for contacting us regarding this incident.’While at this stage we do not know the circumstances surroundings the death of these seals, we would appeal to anyone who might have any information regarding this to call our RSPCA inspectorate line on 0300 123 8018.’

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