A seagull was minding its own business when a 39-year-old man in Sunderland decided to invade its personal space for some twisted pleasure. The man was later taken to court for sticking his penis in a seagull’s beak, inflicting pain and suffering to the bird.
David Lee was charged in the South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court, England for “causing unnecessary suffering to a protected animal under the Animal Welfare Act 2006.” The act makes it illegal to intentionally or recklessly injure or kill any gull or damage or destroy an active nest or its contents.
Prosecutors explained: “Unreservedly did an act [where] he took a wild bird, forced it down, and placed his penis in its mouth, whereby causing unnecessary suffering to that animal.”
Lee has pleaded not guilty and he was granted unconditional bail until his trial at a later date.
Of all the places to engage in odd fetishisms, spare the seagull’s mouth. “Intentionally killing or injuring a seagull is a criminal offence and offences against wildlife carry a penalty fine of up to £5,000 or in, in some extreme cases, a jail term.”