Birds shot with blow darts in Shore Drive area

This is sick and the people doing this will surely get caught and prosecuted.

From WAVY.com:

Gipson said Virginia Beach Animal Control is aware of the problem, but there have been no witnesses to the bird shootings — which are federal crimes. Gipson said every bird that’s been found injured has been federally protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

Radiographs of a gull with a yellow-tip dart piercing it’s lung. (Photo provided by Barbara Gipson)

Radiographs of a gull with a yellow-tip dart piercing it’s lung. (Photo provided by Barbara Gipson for WAVY)

2 thoughts on “Birds shot with blow darts in Shore Drive area

  1. I tried to post my photo to the blog comments site – but am having no luck. This was taken at the foot of the Lynnhaven Pier June 3rd. I don’t know if this seagull was ever captured. Looks to be a black dart. Sure hope this person is caught. Very senseless.

    Trish

    Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2014 13:51:33 +0000 To: misy75@hotmail.com

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