Thursday, 19 May 2011
Makes me sick
File this under "Well, duh..." if you like, but, boy, there are some fucktards out there.
This homemade sign appeared recently on the Lea Navigation towpath – by the bridge between the Princess of Wales pub and the footpath onto South Millfields – and reading it turned my stomach. Who, in the name of fun, would pelt to death a nest of just-hatched chicks and its mother? A few telltale stones were found next to their broken bodies.
Sickened as I was, I was also cheered - that somebody cared enough to put up the sign in the first place. Without it, the birds' murder would have passed me by. Without the intervention of a concerned Claptonista, I doubt our local paper, the 'Hackney Gazette' - ensconced in its offices in not-very-local Ilford - would have spotted it either. For what it's worth, you can read its report here.
But that notice is a testament to Clapton, a reminder that, for all the scumbags in the area, there's an active right-minded majority.
It might just be worth troubling to 'Gazette' with a letter, to remind the police that the thug/s who did this need to be caught.
UPDATE: there's a more detailed news report by Hackney Citizen here.