Petition Licence the use of Air Rifles
We are a swan rescue organisation who rescue sick and injured swans within the Thames Valley and surrounding areas.The calls relating to swans that have been shot with air rifles has increased exponentially in recent months.
We would like air rifle ownership to become a licensed requirement, resulting in a more severe penalty for misuse or use without a valid license.Swans mate for life, so when one is lost to this barbaric and torturous tactic the mate and offspring do not thrive.Swans are an important species in naturally balancing our eco-system by playing a vital role in keeping our wild areas viable & enriched.We, (and the swans), would truly value your support in helping reduce this heinous practice.
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