Seagulls deserve our respect

From seagulls to pigeons to even rats, you might not like vermin, but you have to admire their tenacity – and you may as well, because there’s no getting rid of them

5th July, 2020
Seagulls deserve our respect
Seagulls have every right to reclaim their territory in any way they can

I have a certain respect for vermin. I wouldn’t even call it a grudging respect because I really don’t begrudge them anything. They know what they want, they know how to get it, and they know how to disgust people in the process. Vermin are, by old-fashioned definition, wild animals who are harmful to crops, farm animals and game, and/or carry diseases. A modern definition should also include reference to stealing burgers and ice-creams, tormenting...

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