Sunday, March 31, 2013

RSPCA fear swans are being targetted for food after two birds shot with a crossbow

The RSPCA has voiced fears that swans are being killed to be eaten after a pair were found shot with a high-powered crossbow.

The male and female swans, who have mated for life, were discovered in a river with the one foot long wooden bolts speared into their bodies.

The male survived the attack but the body of the female swan was found on the River Stour at Throop, near Bournemouth, Dorset.