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Seals kicked and stoned in spate of incidents across UK

Seals have been kicked, stoned and attacked by canine in a collection of incidents across the UK over the previous week, in accordance with a charity.

British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR) mentioned it had acquired reviews of incidents in Essex, Norfolk, Kent, Yorkshire and Northumberland.

It additionally mentioned a workforce of its medics have been verbally abused at Druridge Bay, Northumberland, on Tuesday whereas tending to a seal that had been chased by an out-of-control canine.

Meanwhile, police in Essex mentioned they’d acquired reviews of younger individuals throwing stones at a seal at Walton-on-the-Naze.

It’s onerous to say why some individuals suppose it’s OK to stone seals, drag them round by their flippers or deliberately set their canine on them

Dan Jarvis, director of welfare and conservation at BDMLR

Other circumstances included seals being repeatedly kicked and chased into the ocean.

On Good Friday, there have been 5 incidents reported to BDMLR earlier than lunchtime, probably the most it has ever had in such a small house of time.

Dan Jarvis, director of welfare and conservation at BDMLR, mentioned: “It’s hard to say why some people think it is OK to stone seals, drag them around by their flippers or intentionally set their dogs on them.

“Clearly they do not care about the welfare of the animal and only what they can get out of doing such cruel actions.”

During the spring there are sometimes younger seals on seashores, solely not too long ago impartial of their moms, who could also be extra susceptible.

Mr Jarvis added: “Some of these seal pups have actually already been weak, sick or injured and have been less able to defend themselves or escape back into the sea, which makes these attacks doubly harrowing to hear about and deal with for our team.”

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