Surely a better headline woudl have been
"Cock pulled out of dirty box at the last minute"
Animal lovers have lashed out at 'callous criminals' who left a cockerel trapped in a wheelie bin. The Telegraph reports the outrage today, adding that it has raised fears of a wave of copycock cat animal/wheelie bin outrages. Freddie the cockerel was apparently scooped out of a wheelie bin at a block of flats in Gloucester …
At sunday lunch being dumped in a bin.
In other news, sex pedo murderer get 100hrs community service.
Which one deserved the front of the paper.
Countrys a joke along with its justice system.
Its a fucking bird, kentucky fried chicken kills hundreds of thousands a day. Isn't that worth the front page. No, neither was this.
I'm not convinced it even happened. I think the opportunity for selling a "cock in a bin" alongside a "pussy in a bin" was too much to pass up. Look at the sources, it doesn't even say the RSPCA rescued the bird, only that a mysterious someone rescued the bird.
I smell a cunning stunt..
"if it's without water for 24 hours, it will die within a week" ... Do they mean that if it's waterless for 24 hours it's irrevocably damaged and will die regardless of any re-hydration attempts? Sounds a little weird.
Also, if the Telegraph was so worried about copycats, perhaps they should not have reported on it and thus wouldn't have put the idea into the heads of miscreants who are so inclined to do such things? Just a thought.
Sadly animal cruelty is goes on all the time, without it making the papers; what's so special about this case?
'...cockerels are always slightly agitated'. Um....and of what, pray tell, does your experience consist?
Is this something to do with the PFY's aviary of carrion eaters at Vulture Central? Or a previous BOFH cock fighting experience that was unfortunately cancelled after one of the combatants misunderstood the whole 'cock' fighting proposition and had to be hospitalised after overdosing on viagra?
Paris, cos she knows all about fighting cocks. Possibly.
"He was found just hours before the binmen were due...". Hmm. Hours? Not exactly "snatched from the jaws of death", then?
"The animal was in an distressed state". Hmm...Put a bird in the dark and it will just go to sleep. You can see it when there's a total solar eclipse.
"An RSPCA inspector told the Telegraph: "I am disgusted. I care about life forms. I'm taking a bath this evening and am off right now to say requiem mass for the bacteria".
Not only which, the point of the question was why an animal is more important than our human problems in the world. I don't feel antagonism for animals but for gods sake, we have people starving, dying, getting molested by the pope and his ilk; but hey save the whales gets more attention than any of these issues.
Don't be daft. It's OK to give a shit about these things inbetween giving a shit about all the others. You can't rank everything in order of ultimate importance.
It's very glib to suggest animal issues get more attention than human ones - people just come out with that when they want to wring their hands over how no one cares about what they should. Except that they do. Just not everything all at once. If you did that you couldn't get out of bed for angst.
Why ask what the IT? angle is ? ffs! it's in odds & sods, which tends to not be about IT at all but slightly weird & run stories to alleviate the boredom of constantly reading IT stories.
Plus, the headline gives it away that there's likely to be no IT? angle, so don't read the f*ing story just to complain about a lack of an IT? angle you DOYLE
Roosters are evil birds from hell. I live on a tiny Caribbean island where farm animals roam free. Chicken and roosters are a plague here. Starting just around midnight, one rooster will wake up and start to call. Not a decent "cock-a-doodle-doo" but a hysteric screaming at the top of its voice, sounding completely distorted. At this, every cock within hearing range will respond to this by doing the same. As does every rooster within hearing range of the responding cocks. This way, it spreads like wild fire all over the island, untill they all are screaming. After twenty minutes or so, it dies down. This process repeats itself all through the night at approximately one hour intervals. Needless to say, I try to kill this vermin whenever I can. Problem however is, they are armour plated. I shoot at them with an air gun. If you don't get really close to them or give them a proper head shot, pellets have no effect on them. I can shoot through two layers of a can, but when shooting at a rooster at the same distance, it just jumps in the air, clucks insulted and trots off. Seriously, the US Army should look in to covering their vehicles in rooster feathers to protect them from IED's. My greatest moment a victory was when a suicidal rooster lunged itself at my jeep and ran under the rear wheels, resulting in a very satisfactory "thud". Ever seen a (seemingly) innocent and cute chick eat a small lizard? Chicken are the devils servants on earth.
(Paris, because she knows a thing or two about..., What? To easy? Never mind...)
i went to a chicken shop in Goa, you point to a chicken and the guy slits its throat and chucks it in a bucket (not unlike a wheelie bin) and it runs till it dies.
so maybe the culprit thought this was a more humane way of doing it, he was depriving it of water for 24 hours then coming back, taking it home and having a chicken dinner next week when it chucks it, ach bollocks to it lets see if we can get more and more exotic pets chucked in wheelie bins, I'll see your cat an and chicken and raise you a fuckin mini hippo
Free range birds get most of their water from their food. Caged birds have water on tap as they are fed mainly dry meal. If there were a few cabbage stalks, maggots and such in the bin then the cock wouldn't have dehydrated. A cockspur would make short work of a plastic bag.
One wonders if the poultry farmer is really an egg factory operative, rather than a son of the soil.
Putting a cock in a wheelie bin is considered cruel, but 30,000 chickens in a battery shed, to get cheap eggs, is OK? there would be at least 4 battery hens in the area of a bin, with a lot less volume, depending how full the bin was.
(Chicken vaccinator and egg picker in a previous life. I couldn't eat chicken meat or eggs for ten years after.)
My point was the hypocracy of the press getting in a tiz over one cock, that probably wasn't that traumatised, and probably not in that much danger, (tough old birds, cocks) but not raising an eyebrow at the plight of millions of factory animals.
I'm not a vegetarian or animal rights activist, but I think animals should be treated right before they are despatched.
For a cock that treatment should include marinating in red wine and slow cooking for several hours with bacon and leeks. (tough old birds, cocks)
A few months back I had reason to climb into one of those really big dumpsters (tossed something in by mistake) and I was shocked to discover that they only weld steps onto the outside. The inside is smooth as glass (and a bit slimy). Thought I was a goner! Fortunately I was able to pile up enough trash to climb out before the trash truck arrived. I'm thinking it likely that the chicken made the same mistake that I did.
Why throw a sentient creature into a bin? It's irresponsible.
If they didn't want it and couldn't find a home for it, they could have brought it to us, for dispatch according to Humane Slaughter Association Guidelines.
People should not hatch out eggs if they are unwilling to deal with any surplus males, which inevitably result.
I've noticed when shooting Magpies and Pigeons the same thing - the feathers seem to have some sort of deflection ability. The key I found out is to use sharps instead of flats - the pellets then go through no problem. The downside being you have to finish them off more often.
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