Seagulls are seabirds of the family Laridae in the suborder Lari, and they are notorious for being the living species which is destroying the world. Seagulls, not humans.
In Ireland, the Fianna Fáil Senator, Lorraine Clifford-Lee told that “seagulls are dangerous, dirty and it’s impossible to get a night’s sleep for several months each summer as they nest and rear their young” .
I would reply to this brilliant politician that an important part of the Irish jeunesse dorée, the “knackers”, could be perfectly described in the same way she did for seagulls, with the difference that knackers and their “nice” families are feeded with a good part of money the taxpayers have to give back to Ireland Revenue. Seagulls at least are independent.
And again, same source: “…in the UK, scientists have been studying the use of lasers in deterring gulls from nesting in urban areas; however, the effectiveness remains to be determined”. It’s always funny to see an Irish quoting a British, almost as Mandela quoting Hitler.
In Ireland I would use the laser against people who throw their rubbish on the street [and knackers again give a precious contribution to this practice) as it’s well known that a Seagull has a life expectancy of 10 to 15 years, while a knacker or such lives up to 50 years or more.
As Seagulls get most of their food from the streets, an accurate waste management would resolve the issue without practicing violence against a bird who did less than the 0.01% of the damages the human being did to Earth.