Tourist slams and breaks seagull's wing after being told to release it by Kunming security

Thousands of seagulls flock to Kunming in China following their long migration south from Siberia in winter. 

Sadly, it seems they end being abused for tourists' selfies or amusement, reports Shanghaiist.

A middle-aged tourist was spotted by Kunming security personnel snaring a black-headed gull.

When he was told to release the bird, the man instead slammed it to the ground in protest, breaking the bird's wings.

For his actions, police fined the man 2,500 yuan (SGD$517).

Many netizens slammed the man for his behavior and called for a harsher punishment.

"The bird needs justice. A wing for a wing," wrote one Weibo user.