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England: Unknown people pull swan sock over the head


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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Lincolnshire Police / dpa

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.


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


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


said Kate Burris


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.


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


Burris continues.

Wild birds are after the


Wildlife and Countryside Act


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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