Brooklands Pleasure Park: A popular park area for families in Worthing, West Sussex
Mysterious: The Environment Agency and local council have yet to discover what lies behind the deaths
Street Democracy writes:
Could be symbolic to show how precious and fragile our wildlife is. To demonstrate death at our recklessness. Proving pollution kills and any more will devastate our wildlife. We have of course Fracking in Balcombe which is only up the road, which will cause catastrophic death of our animals.
If the water is suffering from chemical pollution already, if our animals are suffering under the strain of modern day chemical living, then Fracking is just going to exemplify this problem.
Do you know how upsetting it is to see innocent wildlife die prematurely, because of our filthy toxic and chemically based life styles? We are heading for more unless we do something, and more of us write into complain. We loose them, we loose us, we kill our planet, we kill ourselves.
How is it then we carry on? Our wildlife, our insects our own lives, the life of our planet are all in jeopardy because of our occupation and a culture of toxicity. This is our life and we treat this planet our home as if we have another one to go too. Even if we did, it still wouldn’t give us the right to decimate this planet. No rights what so ever.
More than 50 animals have died mysteriously in a picturesque boating lake. Duck, rat and plaice bodies have all been found in the family-friendly park. The Environment Agency is carrying out tests at Brooklands Pleasure Park in Worthing, West Sussex, but the deaths remain unexplained. Experts have ruled out the theory that deadly blue-green algae is to blame.
Worthington Borough Council has also investigated the deaths, but concluded the cause of death was ‘not apparent’. Senior animal rescue officer Billy Elliott, from Worthing and District Animal Rescue Service, said: ‘I have been down to the lake every day for the past three weeks and have had to pull out at least two dead animals a day.
‘The situation has never been this bad before. Our charity is meant to help the animals before it is too late, and I feel like we are letting them down. ‘Just last week a mother came down with her child to feed the ducks, and was horrified to discover dead floating ducklings.’
Ruled out: Experts have said deadly blue-green algae is not to blame for the deaths