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RSPB warden filmed 'torturing' bird by stepping on its tail before beating it to death with a rock

This is the shocking moment a psycho RSPB warden stepped on the tail of a helpless seabird for up to 'four minutes' before eventually killing it with a rock. 

Ibrahim Alfarwi has been criticised after the video clip of him 'torturing' the sick Skua on Coquet Island off the Northumberland coast, came to light. 

In the clip, Mr Alfarwi can be seen chasing the 'evidently sick' bird and stepping on its tail before beckoning volunteers to take a look at it.

Eyewitnesses accused him of 'torturing' the helpless animal by standing on it for four minutes, before wringing its neck and smashing its head against a rock, causing blood to splatter everywhere. 

Defra instructions state that sick or injured birds should not have been approached and full PPE had to be worn. 

A volunteer, who took the recording but wishes to remain anonymous, said he arrived on the island to help when he and another were offered a tour by Mr Alfarwi.

'We weren't asked to put on any particular PPE and set off with only a can of spray paint to spray the corpses,' he said.

'We walked full circle around the island getting very close to the nesting birds, some looked sick. 

'Then Ibrahim spotted a large, evidently sick Skua. He chased it and said he would have to kill it. 

'Once he caught it he signalled to us to come get a close up look, he held it in his hands whilst it looked up at us and he let us take some photos. 

'Then he said step back as "there maybe some blood". 

'He wrung its neck and struck its head hard against a rock in front of us - there was a lot of blood splatter.' 

The witness said the same thing happened to a gull and a baby puffin. 

Describing the incident in which the Skua was 'tortured', he said: 'Ibrahim stood on the tail for around four minutes. 

'It was a long and drawn out process he embarked upon to trap and slowly kill the bird. 

'There can be no excuse for this disgraceful behaviour because Mr Alfarwi was fully aware of the regulations in place at that time and he was familiar with having to wear full PPE as he had done so throughout the previous month.

'You can see him actually enjoying himself as he faced me and beckoned me to approach and view the stricken bird; he was showing off and enjoying it.

An RSPB spokesperson said: 'We are aware of this video, which was filmed in summer 2022, and which breaches our own high standards and procedures.

'We are sorry for the way this bird was treated and have fully investigated the circumstances surrounding the incident


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