Ban Bird-Killing Plastic Tree Spikes

Target: Theresa May, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Goal: Remove and outlaw dangerous tree spikes in the United Kingdom.

Trees and birds alike are being severely harmed by the new practice of hammering plastic spikes into branches, a measure taken to ‘protect cars from birds’ in the United Kingdom. Car owners are so desperate to protect their property from bird droppings that they are willing to endanger millions of innocent birds and do harm to trees with these plastic killing implements, reasoning that they can ‘afford’ the loss of a few pigeons or trees.

This move is not only selfish and ridiculous, but inhumane. This is a blatant attack on nature for the sake of protecting a material possession; cars may be vital to transportation, but the truth is that cleaning bird droppings off the exterior is only a mild inconvenience. People are condemning birds to death to avoid that mild inconvenience, despite birds being a vital part of the planet’s ecosystem as well as innocent living creatures.

These deadly spikes must be removed from trees immediately and permanently banned from defiling any more trees. Nature itself is at stake, and we cannot sacrifice it for the sake of keeping material possessions clean. Sign this petition to outlaw the use of plastic tree spikes.


Dear Prime Minister May,

Recently, flat owners in Bristol county have been hammering plastic spikes into trees to protect their cars from birds. This measure involves harming or even killing any innocent birds that just happen to get too close to a precious car and potentially defile it with their droppings. This is transparent proof that people care more for material possessions than they do for living creatures and trees, and it must be stopped. Trees are a vital part of nature itself, and birds are not only important to the ecosystem, but living creatures.

You must implement and enforce a law against the use of these deadly spikes. Cleaning bird droppings off of a car is a mild inconvenience at most, and people are willing to let birds die just to spare themselves that mild inconvenience. This practice must be stopped and criminalized at once, to protect nature from human selfishness. The future of the environment depends on it.


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Photo Credit: Brad Beattie

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  2. I do NOT agree with the decision to put spikes on tree branches to deter birds, however, this is NOT a widespread problem, it is at ONE location only & a few branches on ONE tree. Reading the above you would think that it is done all over the UK – it is NOT.
    This appeared in a newspaper report last week & has fuelled much debate, it is likely that the owning company of the apartments concerned will be shamed into removing the spikes – at least they have been ”outed” & now know the strength of feeling against them.
    This is nothing to do with our Prime Minister!

  3. Paolo Tassinari says:

    The ridiculousness and idiocy of these kind of deliberate acts are not only the mirror of a rotten society but also a total loss of culture, ethics and common sense….

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