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.


Jan said...

Perish the thought that the farmer actually had to do something that would have cost him some money. He would have left it to die I'm sure, the same as the ones do here now, fields are littered with dead sheep carcasses because it costs too much for the vet to come out, move them with a licence and pay to have them removed. Makes me sick to the stomach. Glad this one had a happy ending. The Farmer should be made to pay for adequate fencing along the top of the cliff, or move the cattle elsewhere. Grrrr.

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Tricia said...

Couldn't agree more Avalon! :)

oldcrow61 said...

It makes sense that proper fencing should be put up along the top of the cliff. Glad to hear there was a happy ending.