Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Vicious Attack!

When I started this blog a couple of months ago I wanted to keep my posts light-hearted, since there are already a million other blogs on the net with deeply unsettling news. My blog was supposed to be the antidote to all that ☺
I'm afraid my last posts weren't all that light-hearted and today I feel I need to add another sombre post. Don't read on if you already feel down today.
Something dreadful happened at my brother-in-laws' yesterday night. He lives with his wife, his little daughter and baby son in a house at the edge of the forest. Remember, this is rural country, so people don't usually put up security fences etc.  He just put a normal wooden fence around the perimeter of his piece of land. And yes, anyone could trespass if they wanted to, but out here nobody really wants to - until last night: three of his geese were brutally attacked and injured. One was stolen. He woke when he heard the noise, but by the time he got out of the house the two culprits had already escaped (with one goose). The other two were taken to the vet immediately, but sadly had to be put down, because their injuries were too severe and they were in A LOT of pain already.
This just goes to show how degenerated our western society really is. What purpose did this attack serve? None. These guys weren't hungry and starving, these guys were just plain vicious and attacked the geese for 'the fun of it'.
We have heard of similar attacks on animals in other places (mostly instigated by juveniles) and the tendency is deeply upsetting. I do not even want to imagine what happened to the stolen goose. Poor thing.


Ann said...

Sorry to hear about such an attack! What has this world come to?

Lynne said...

That is so sad. Did your husband see them running from the scene? I've never understood how any human could do anything cruel to another living being of any kind, especially just for kicks. I'm so sorry this happened to your geese.

Duni said...

Ann - I ask myself that same question on many occasions...

Lynne - unfortunately it was in the middle of the night, so they could not be identified. We assume they are not from around here. It's frightening.