A 64-year-old Dutchman who killed a seagull in July last year after the bird tried to steal a fries was given a ban on going out by the judge.
The Sixties from Cardiff had committed serious animal suffering in the English coastal town of Weston-super-Mare last summer. When a seagull came to pick up fries near the beach, the man burst into fury.
Witnesses saw him grabbing the bird by the legs and then slamming it hard against a wall. The animal had to be brought to a vet who relieved the bird of his suffering. Several young children also saw the incident when it happened. One of the mothers took another photo with her smartphone and shared it on social media.
The 64-year-old John Llewellyn-Jones must now adhere to a curfew for 12 weeks between 20 o’clock in the evening and 8 o’clock in the morning, and fine of 750 pounds (almost $1000 when converted). “He cared more about his fries than the seagull. This was a despicable act, “said an inspector from the British animal protection organization RSPCA.