Goose dies after being shot with a crossbow in Hornchurch
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A goose has died after it was shot with a crossbow bolt in Hornchurch Country Park, yesterday.
The bird was taken to a wildlife hospital where x-rays revealed the bolt had gone through its pelvis and into the abdomen.
RSCPA Inspector Smith said: “This is a horrible injury and the goose must have been in a lot of pain.”
Under the Wildlife and Countryside Act it is an offence to take, injure or kill a wild bird and punishment can include fines up to £5,000 as well as a prison sentence of up to six months.
The RSCPA said it is not known who carried out this attack or if it was done deliberately.
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