Abolish the cruel anti-bird spikes in trees in Bristol

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Residents of Clifton, Bristol, have installed anti-bird spikes on two trees in their area to prevent birds from fouling their cars, namely in the front garden of Essendene House and Heathfield House.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/12/19/anti-bird-spikes-used-trees-protect-cars-bristol/

The spikes have been installed on branches overhanging a carpark used by residents near Clifton Downs.

I appreciate the landowner may be legally entitled to do so, as it appears to be private land, however the act of putting spikes on trees - birds natural habitat - is cruel and barbaric. The residents justification is that they do not want bird excrement on their cars - so, maybe residents preference is for the blood of the birds on their cars from the birds, that they will inevitably injure, maim or kill?

Our wildlife should be protected from the risk of being tortured from the result of unsuspectingly coming to rest on trees - where they seek safety. Birds green spaces are diminishing in this country and the trees that they do have - they should be able to rest on without being injured or harmed.

I seriously implore the residents and Hillcrest Estate Management - who installed the spikes - to reconsider this ill-conceived and cruel solution to their situation.



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