To: Shrewsbury Town Council/Shropshire County Council

Remove Bridge Netting around Castle Forgate/Train Station

Remove Bridge Netting around Castle Forgate/Train Station

Remove all netting put up around buildings and bridges used to prevent Pigeons and other animals from accessing the areas. Alternative management practices need to be explored as a matter of urgency for animal welfare and public health.

Why is this important?

Despite the precautions taken to prevent animals from accessing these points the netting provisions have failed.

Consequently, pigeons have gained access through torn holes and areas were netting has been inadequately installed.

The result: Pigeons are getting trapped within the netting and dying appalling and wholly preventable deaths. These deaths occur through multiple routes: namely suffocation, starvation and dehydration.

The suffering these animals must experience is unimaginable and is evident by the number of corpses littering the netting around Castle Foregate which raises additional public health concerns as the bodies decompose above our heads.

Shrewsbury Town Council & Shropshire County Council please remove or enforce the removal of this uneccassary method of keeping away so called 'pests' : it isn't working and is resulting in unsightly, abhorrent, disturbing scenes in our town.


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Reasons for signing

  • Beautiful intelligent creatures, we should be ashamed.
  • This netting clarly doesn't work and just causes pain to the birds and distress to people.
  • This needs to be removed urgently!


2017-08-31 21:08:34 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2017-08-28 12:30:41 +0100

500 signatures reached

2017-08-25 23:08:19 +0100

100 signatures reached

2017-08-25 21:37:48 +0100

50 signatures reached

2017-08-25 21:16:32 +0100

25 signatures reached

2017-08-25 20:42:09 +0100

10 signatures reached