HEARTBREAKING Mother-to-be swan cruelly shot in the head four times while trying to protect her nest
Updated: Nov 30, 2020
- Merseyside, England -
On Tuesday, April 28, the RSPCA received reports about an injured swan at Stadt Moers Park.
RSPCA inspector Louise Showering and animal welfare officer Matt Brown responded to the scene.
Inspector Louise Showering said the attack was “cruel and horrible.”
She said that when she and officer Brown arrived, they saw on the bank of the park’s lake, two swans sitting on a nest containing eggs.
They then noticed blood on one of the swans.
At that point, officer Brown put on his water rescue outfit and made his way into the lake.
Inspector Showering also said: “As we carried the swan away from the lake we could hear her mate calling for her, it was very upsetting, especially as he will now have to protect the eggs, but it is possible he may be successful in raising the young alone.”
As you may know, swans are animals who live in pairs and form long-term relationships with their partner. Even after death, they never seek another partner again.
Sadly, the decision was made to put down the mother swan to end her suffering due to the presence of four pellets in her tiny head.
The RSPCA is appealing to anyone who has information related to this case.
Please come forward and speak up. Please call the RSPCA appeal line on 0300 123 8018 and leave a message in complete confidence for inspector Showering. Thank you!
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