Goldfish electrocuted at Herne Bay pond
More than 100 rogue goldfish were electrocuted
by wildlife experts after they were dumped in a park pond.
Environment Agency workers zapped the fish at
Goldspots Pond in Herne Bay because the city council feared they
would eat other species.
Specialists put an electric shock into
the water on Monday, bringing the fish to the surface of the
Twenty were taken away to be re-homed and the
rest were given an extra fatal shock.
Agency spokesman Sam Elfer said: “It’s the
most painless way to finish them off.
“We did it because Canterbury City Council
want to use the pond as a wildlife reserve.
“Despite being in bowls in many people’s
homes, goldfish are not native to the UK and are a threat to
species such as frogs and newts.
“They’re a bit of a pain really, which is why
we had to remove them.
“Now we’ll go back to encouraging native
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