Thursday, 17 July 2008
News story from cornwall on yesterdays local news , a cow has been rescued after falling 70ft from a cliff whilst grazing to near to the cliff edge in west cornwall , the poor thing had been there since saturday the rspca had absailed down to give it food and water on two occasions. The only way to get her out was to airlift by helicopter, the coastgaurds had failed to get her on a boat, so they sedated her and winched her out to safety at a cost of wait for it! £14.000 which apparently will come out of the navys training budget. She has got some sprained joints otherwise none the worse for her odeal, they think the fall was broken by a rock pool. The heffer was the second one to fall at the same place from the same herd in two weeks, natural england and the r.s.p.b own the land and are trying to improve grassland for birdlife mainly the chough, so who's responsible for keeping the cows safe? the farmer i guess. What were they supposed to do leave it to die or pay the money to rescue it , my opinion resue it , can't bare the thought of anything suffering.