Former Plaid AM condemns shooting of pigeons at Caerphilly Castle


Caerphilly Plaid Cymru councillor Lindsay Whittle has criticised Welsh heritage body, Cadw for culling pigeons at Caerphilly Castle.

Councillor Lindsay Whittle, a former leader of Caerphilly Council and South East Wales Assembly Member, said: “I was stunned to hear Wales heritage body was involved in the culling of pigeons at Caerphilly Castle. It is quite barbaric.

“Surely they could have taken measures as happens at every major airport to scare the birds away. I know birds of prey such as hawks have been used at the central library in Cardiff and at the Millennium Stadium and even Wimbledon.

“If the pigeons are causing a nuisance, surely a bit of commonsense could have been used to move them away rather than shooting them, which is totally unacceptable in my book.

“I can fully understand why the people that run Caerphilly Bird Rescue are so angry and upset at the killing of birds.

“I want to know what Cadw’s policy is on this issue – is it something they endorse and carry out on all their premises across the whole of Wales?”




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