Someone Is Eating the Swans of England

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They're protected now, but swan meat used to be served to the British aristocracy, and while police cannot be sure it's not Mr. Fancypants and Madam Fusspots going around the city of Lincoln and hitting birds with nail-studded bats, someone is killing them for food. At least five swans have been taken, and the remains of one “done up like a turkey” were found along the canal banks. [Telegraph UK via Awl, Related]