Hunt is on for Newport crow killer

Hunt is on for Newport crow killer

Hunt is on for Newport crow killer

First published in News

THE BODIES of five dead crows have been found dumped in a Newport garden after being apparently shot by someone using an air rifle.

RSPCA received a call from police after they attended the scene on Linton Street on Tuesday evening at the request of a resident.

The birds had been shot in the head before the bodies were dumped. There was some blood on a conservatory roof near where the bodies were found, suggesting they were killed close by.

Inspector Sophie Daniels said: “Somebody must have seen or heard something as someone would have to have been there for quite a while to shoot five crows.

“Sadly, cases like this are not uncommon and we regularly receive calls about animals being shot by people taking pot-shots at them with air rifles.

“There is no excuse for this behaviour. It is just mindless cruelty.”

Causing unnecessary suffering to an animal is an offence under the Animal Welfare Act and carries a maximum penalty of six months imprisonment and a fine of up to £20,000 if someone is found guilty.

Anyone with further information can leave a message for inspector Daniels by calling the RSPCA’s appeals line on 0300 123 8018.

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7:29am Fri 11 Jul 14

Hevsym says...

Another uneducated thug with no brain, needing a penis extension in the form of an air rifle...One more brain cell and they'd be a plant!
There's no excuse for animal cruelty.
There is an excellent shooting club on the outskirts of Newport, up Pound Hill, called Treetops and it is literally just a couple of quid to go and shoot at targets on the range and through the woods and it's great fun...why kill birds?
It isn't cool, it's cruel!
Another uneducated thug with no brain, needing a penis extension in the form of an air rifle...One more brain cell and they'd be a plant! There's no excuse for animal cruelty. There is an excellent shooting club on the outskirts of Newport, up Pound Hill, called Treetops and it is literally just a couple of quid to go and shoot at targets on the range and through the woods and it's great fun...why kill birds? It isn't cool, it's cruel! Hevsym
  • Score: 8

8:31am Fri 11 Jul 14

Independentvoter says...

£100 Reward for the Crow Killer !!!
£100 Reward for the Crow Killer !!! Independentvoter
  • Score: 19

8:51am Fri 11 Jul 14

displayed says...

Some people are always crowing on about cruelty to birds an animals!
What the daily cruelty to man own kind, humans!

Everyday all round the world in rich an poor country, our kind is being raped, murdered, massacred, shot at, wounded, abused, tortured, burnt, decapitated, crucified...........
...........
When we can control our own, then perhaps we can truly say, we really care for our feathered friends, our little furry friends, etc...............

Let the thumbs begin, show your true colors, not emotive reactions to news stories.
Some people are always crowing on about cruelty to birds an animals! What the daily cruelty to man own kind, humans! Everyday all round the world in rich an poor country, our kind is being raped, murdered, massacred, shot at, wounded, abused, tortured, burnt, decapitated, crucified........... ........... When we can control our own, then perhaps we can truly say, we really care for our feathered friends, our little furry friends, etc............... Let the thumbs begin, show your true colors, not emotive reactions to news stories. displayed
  • Score: -14

9:02am Fri 11 Jul 14

Llanmartinangel says...

displayed wrote:
Some people are always crowing on about cruelty to birds an animals!
What the daily cruelty to man own kind, humans!

Everyday all round the world in rich an poor country, our kind is being raped, murdered, massacred, shot at, wounded, abused, tortured, burnt, decapitated, crucified...........

...........
When we can control our own, then perhaps we can truly say, we really care for our feathered friends, our little furry friends, etc...............

Let the thumbs begin, show your true colors, not emotive reactions to news stories.
Acts of cruelty to animals are not mere indications of a minor personality flaw in the abuser; they are symptomatic of a deep mental disturbance. Research in psychology and criminology shows that people who commit acts of cruelty to animals don’t stop there—many of them move on to their fellow humans. “Murderers … very often start out by killing and torturing animals as kids,” says Robert K. Ressler, who developed profiles of serial killers for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
[quote][p][bold]displayed[/bold] wrote: Some people are always crowing on about cruelty to birds an animals! What the daily cruelty to man own kind, humans! Everyday all round the world in rich an poor country, our kind is being raped, murdered, massacred, shot at, wounded, abused, tortured, burnt, decapitated, crucified........... ........... When we can control our own, then perhaps we can truly say, we really care for our feathered friends, our little furry friends, etc............... Let the thumbs begin, show your true colors, not emotive reactions to news stories.[/p][/quote]Acts of cruelty to animals are not mere indications of a minor personality flaw in the abuser; they are symptomatic of a deep mental disturbance. Research in psychology and criminology shows that people who commit acts of cruelty to animals don’t stop there—many of them move on to their fellow humans. “Murderers … very often start out by killing and torturing animals as kids,” says Robert K. Ressler, who developed profiles of serial killers for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Llanmartinangel
  • Score: 8

9:19am Fri 11 Jul 14

davidcp says...

"Hunt is on for Newport crow killer" - I bet it's stopped already, too. Quick house to house (maybe) and a press release, then move on to today's jobs.
Reality bites.
"Hunt is on for Newport crow killer" - I bet it's stopped already, too. Quick house to house (maybe) and a press release, then move on to today's jobs. Reality bites. davidcp
  • Score: -8

9:33am Fri 11 Jul 14

WELSH BUDDAH says...

Hevsym wrote:
Another uneducated thug with no brain, needing a penis extension in the form of an air rifle...One more brain cell and they'd be a plant!
There's no excuse for animal cruelty.
There is an excellent shooting club on the outskirts of Newport, up Pound Hill, called Treetops and it is literally just a couple of quid to go and shoot at targets on the range and through the woods and it's great fun...why kill birds?
It isn't cool, it's cruel!
Llanmartinangel "Acts of cruelty to animals are not mere indications of a minor personality flaw in the abuser; they are symptomatic of a deep mental disturbance. Research in psychology and criminology shows that people who commit acts of cruelty to animals don’t stop there—many of them move on to their fellow humans. “Murderers … very often start out by killing and torturing animals as kids,” says Robert K. Ressler, who developed profiles of serial killers for the Federal Bureau of Investigation"

Two quotes that I think are great and to the point, why they have to pick on a defenseless bird god only knows. And when they could for a couple of pound go to a proper range and have fun, maybe the thug who has done this will shot themselves or someone will stick a big boot right up their arse. They seriously need educating and punishment for this, maybe see if he or she has psychopathic tendencies.
[quote][p][bold]Hevsym[/bold] wrote: Another uneducated thug with no brain, needing a penis extension in the form of an air rifle...One more brain cell and they'd be a plant! There's no excuse for animal cruelty. There is an excellent shooting club on the outskirts of Newport, up Pound Hill, called Treetops and it is literally just a couple of quid to go and shoot at targets on the range and through the woods and it's great fun...why kill birds? It isn't cool, it's cruel![/p][/quote]Llanmartinangel "Acts of cruelty to animals are not mere indications of a minor personality flaw in the abuser; they are symptomatic of a deep mental disturbance. Research in psychology and criminology shows that people who commit acts of cruelty to animals don’t stop there—many of them move on to their fellow humans. “Murderers … very often start out by killing and torturing animals as kids,” says Robert K. Ressler, who developed profiles of serial killers for the Federal Bureau of Investigation" Two quotes that I think are great and to the point, why they have to pick on a defenseless bird god only knows. And when they could for a couple of pound go to a proper range and have fun, maybe the thug who has done this will shot themselves or someone will stick a big boot right up their arse. They seriously need educating and punishment for this, maybe see if he or she has psychopathic tendencies. WELSH BUDDAH
  • Score: -2

9:36am Fri 11 Jul 14

WELSH BUDDAH says...

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http://personality-t esting.info/tests/LS RP.php WELSH BUDDAH
  • Score: -2

10:38am Fri 11 Jul 14

davidcp says...

"Research in psychology and criminology shows that people who commit acts of cruelty to animals don’t stop there—many of them move on to their fellow humans. “Murderers … very often start out by killing and torturing animals as kids,” says Robert K. Ressler, who developed profiles of serial killers for the Federal Bureau of Investigation"

Cat's breathe. I breathe. Therefore I am a cat.
"Research in psychology and criminology shows that people who commit acts of cruelty to animals don’t stop there—many of them move on to their fellow humans. “Murderers … very often start out by killing and torturing animals as kids,” says Robert K. Ressler, who developed profiles of serial killers for the Federal Bureau of Investigation" Cat's breathe. I breathe. Therefore I am a cat. davidcp
  • Score: 2

10:40am Fri 11 Jul 14

Taff_01 says...

Significant lack of detail in this story.

I.e. Several General Licences exist whin enable authorised persons to legally shoot crows. See here : http://naturalresour
ceswales.gov.uk/appl
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Not saying the actions definitely met the legal requirements on this occasion, but the RSPCA and the Argus could've written this report much more clearly. In its present form it suggests that shooting certain pest specious is 100% illegal in all instances, and this is not correct. Not all shooters need be labeled as mindless idiots due to the actions of a very small minority (if we did, it would be the same as suggesting all motorists are selfish, reckless, uninsured idiots, who drive at twice the speed limit - when in truth its a very, very small percentage who act in this manner).
Significant lack of detail in this story. I.e. Several General Licences exist whin enable authorised persons to legally shoot crows. See here : http://naturalresour ceswales.gov.uk/appl y-buy-report/apply-b uy-grid/protected-sp ecies-licensing/uk-p rotected-species-lic ensing/general-licen ces-birds/?lang=en#. U7-uMtm9Kc3 Not saying the actions definitely met the legal requirements on this occasion, but the RSPCA and the Argus could've written this report much more clearly. In its present form it suggests that shooting certain pest specious is 100% illegal in all instances, and this is not correct. Not all shooters need be labeled as mindless idiots due to the actions of a very small minority (if we did, it would be the same as suggesting all motorists are selfish, reckless, uninsured idiots, who drive at twice the speed limit - when in truth its a very, very small percentage who act in this manner). Taff_01
  • Score: 27

10:45am Fri 11 Jul 14

Taff_01 says...

Significant lack of detail in this story.
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I.e. Several General Licences exist which enable "authorised persons" to legally shoot crows.
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See here : http://naturalresour ceswales.gov.uk/appl y-buy-report/apply-b uy-grid/protected-sp ecies-licensing/uk-p rotected-species-lic ensing/general-licen ces-birds/?lang=en#. U7-uMtm9Kc3
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Not saying the actions definitely met the legal requirements on this occasion, but the RSPCA, and the Argus, could've written this report much more clearly.
.
In its present form it suggests that shooting certain pest specious is 100% illegal in all instances, and this is not correct.
.
Not all shooters need be labeled as mindless idiots due to the actions of a very small minority (if we did, it would be the same as suggesting all motorists are selfish, reckless, uninsured idiots; who drive at twice the speed limit - when in truth its a very, very small percentage who act in this manner).
Significant lack of detail in this story. . I.e. Several General Licences exist which enable "authorised persons" to legally shoot crows. . See here : http://naturalresour ceswales.gov.uk/appl y-buy-report/apply-b uy-grid/protected-sp ecies-licensing/uk-p rotected-species-lic ensing/general-licen ces-birds/?lang=en#. U7-uMtm9Kc3 . Not saying the actions definitely met the legal requirements on this occasion, but the RSPCA, and the Argus, could've written this report much more clearly. . In its present form it suggests that shooting certain pest specious is 100% illegal in all instances, and this is not correct. . Not all shooters need be labeled as mindless idiots due to the actions of a very small minority (if we did, it would be the same as suggesting all motorists are selfish, reckless, uninsured idiots; who drive at twice the speed limit - when in truth its a very, very small percentage who act in this manner). Taff_01
  • Score: 16

12:38pm Fri 11 Jul 14

Floppy backed says...

Crows are such lovely birds too sing such beautiful tunes! Ever seen them peck sheeps eyes out? RSPCA should be concentrating on real cruelty cases - lets hope no real police time is wasted on this.

Surely we should all be concentrating on the conservation of these real wild birds that are near the brink of extinction!

Give me strength!
Crows are such lovely birds too sing such beautiful tunes! Ever seen them peck sheeps eyes out? RSPCA should be concentrating on real cruelty cases - lets hope no real police time is wasted on this. Surely we should all be concentrating on the conservation of these real wild birds that are near the brink of extinction! Give me strength! Floppy backed
  • Score: 20

12:52pm Fri 11 Jul 14

throwy1 says...

There may well be Licences that can be obtained to legally shoot crows or anything for that matter. I bet whoever gets such a Licence isn't encouraged to leave the corpse or corpses in someone's garden though.
There may well be Licences that can be obtained to legally shoot crows or anything for that matter. I bet whoever gets such a Licence isn't encouraged to leave the corpse or corpses in someone's garden though. throwy1
  • Score: 6

2:17pm Fri 11 Jul 14

displayed says...

They should av taken them ome, let em eat crow.............
They should av taken them ome, let em eat crow............. displayed
  • Score: -5

4:32pm Fri 11 Jul 14

Jack Land says...

displayed wrote:
Some people are always crowing on about cruelty to birds an animals!
What the daily cruelty to man own kind, humans!

Everyday all round the world in rich an poor country, our kind is being raped, murdered, massacred, shot at, wounded, abused, tortured, burnt, decapitated, crucified...........

...........
When we can control our own, then perhaps we can truly say, we really care for our feathered friends, our little furry friends, etc...............

Let the thumbs begin, show your true colors, not emotive reactions to news stories.
so in the mean timeit's ok to kick puppies, tie fireworks to kittens and shoot the whildlife? ??
Muppet
[quote][p][bold]displayed[/bold] wrote: Some people are always crowing on about cruelty to birds an animals! What the daily cruelty to man own kind, humans! Everyday all round the world in rich an poor country, our kind is being raped, murdered, massacred, shot at, wounded, abused, tortured, burnt, decapitated, crucified........... ........... When we can control our own, then perhaps we can truly say, we really care for our feathered friends, our little furry friends, etc............... Let the thumbs begin, show your true colors, not emotive reactions to news stories.[/p][/quote]so in the mean timeit's ok to kick puppies, tie fireworks to kittens and shoot the whildlife? ?? Muppet Jack Land
  • Score: 10

4:35pm Fri 11 Jul 14

Jack Land says...

sorry, wildlife, not whildlife. It's been a very very long week
sorry, wildlife, not whildlife. It's been a very very long week Jack Land
  • Score: 5

2:35am Sat 12 Jul 14

smokintheweed says...

displayed wrote:
Some people are always crowing on about cruelty to birds an animals!
What the daily cruelty to man own kind, humans!

Everyday all round the world in rich an poor country, our kind is being raped, murdered, massacred, shot at, wounded, abused, tortured, burnt, decapitated, crucified...........

...........
When we can control our own, then perhaps we can truly say, we really care for our feathered friends, our little furry friends, etc...............

Let the thumbs begin, show your true colors, not emotive reactions to news stories.
A "Human" totally lacking any form of compassion to anyone.
[quote][p][bold]displayed[/bold] wrote: Some people are always crowing on about cruelty to birds an animals! What the daily cruelty to man own kind, humans! Everyday all round the world in rich an poor country, our kind is being raped, murdered, massacred, shot at, wounded, abused, tortured, burnt, decapitated, crucified........... ........... When we can control our own, then perhaps we can truly say, we really care for our feathered friends, our little furry friends, etc............... Let the thumbs begin, show your true colors, not emotive reactions to news stories.[/p][/quote]A "Human" totally lacking any form of compassion to anyone. smokintheweed
  • Score: 0

3:27pm Sat 12 Jul 14

bangorian says...

Send him up to greenfield road high cross in rogerstone to get rid of the seagulls that waken us up every morning at 4 o!clock with their incessant raucous calling blame the numptys that are probably feeding them and creating disease
Send him up to greenfield road high cross in rogerstone to get rid of the seagulls that waken us up every morning at 4 o!clock with their incessant raucous calling blame the numptys that are probably feeding them and creating disease bangorian
  • Score: 4

11:19pm Sat 12 Jul 14

jimmysmith says...

Floppy backed wrote:
Crows are such lovely birds too sing such beautiful tunes! Ever seen them peck sheeps eyes out? RSPCA should be concentrating on real cruelty cases - lets hope no real police time is wasted on this.

Surely we should all be concentrating on the conservation of these real wild birds that are near the brink of extinction!

Give me strength!
well said floppy thats rich coming from the arsepca .this organisation kill tens of thousands of healthy animals every year .anyone doubting this just do a little research into them .plus the fact crows are a pest species and its not illegal to shoot them . by the way like floppy says concentrate on proper conservation crows kill numerous young rare birds etc in nests just like gulls etc do
[quote][p][bold]Floppy backed[/bold] wrote: Crows are such lovely birds too sing such beautiful tunes! Ever seen them peck sheeps eyes out? RSPCA should be concentrating on real cruelty cases - lets hope no real police time is wasted on this. Surely we should all be concentrating on the conservation of these real wild birds that are near the brink of extinction! Give me strength![/p][/quote]well said floppy thats rich coming from the arsepca .this organisation kill tens of thousands of healthy animals every year .anyone doubting this just do a little research into them .plus the fact crows are a pest species and its not illegal to shoot them . by the way like floppy says concentrate on proper conservation crows kill numerous young rare birds etc in nests just like gulls etc do jimmysmith
  • Score: 2

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