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England: Unknown people pull swan sock over the head

2021-05-07T13:29:49.157Z

The action could have had serious consequences: In Great Britain, animal abusers pulled a black sock over a swan's head. The perpetrators are now even threatened with imprisonment.



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In Lincoln, UK, strangers pulled a black sock over a swan's head.

The police said in a statement that the item of clothing was deliberately pulled over the head,

because it was very tight and pulled very low.

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Accordingly, the disoriented swimming animal was still lucky in misfortune.

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That pointless prank could have left the swan suffering for a long time and eventually dying,

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said Kate Burris

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an animal welfare worker at RSPCA, after experts at Yorkshire Swan Rescue Hospital rescued the swan on Wednesday.

The police, together with the RSPCA, launched a call for witnesses.

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Given the breeding season, death could have had serious consequences for the offspring,

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Burris continues.

Wild birds are after the

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Wildlife and Countryside Act

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protected by the 1981st In the UK, harming or killing them without a license is a criminal offense. In the worst case, the perpetrators face up to six years in prison.

Source: spiegel

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