The RSPCA is appealing for information after a family of dead ducks were discovered in a bag in some bushes outside Asda in Colne, Lancashire.
The female mallard and nine ducklings were found in a black bin liner on Saturday 27 April.
It appears whatever happened to them happened two days earlier.
RSPCA Inspector Natalie Taylor said: “CCTV shows a lot of commotion – cars and people are seen stopping and congregating – on the Thursday afternoon (25 April).
“Four young people – three males and one female – are seen at the location.
“One of the males – who was wearing a dark coloured cap backwards – is captured picking things up and putting them in a bag before dumping the bag in the bushes.
“I really want to speak to him, and the people he was with, along with anyone who saw what happened to these ducks.”
The incident occured on the Regent Street side of Asda, opposite Jewsons, just before 3pm (2.56pm).
All wild birds, including mallards, are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and it is an offence to kill, injure or take them except under licence. The maximum penalty, if found guilty, is six months in prison and/or an unlimited fine.
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