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Farm warning after pregnant cow slaughtered by burglars in Crowborough

The Argus: A Hereford similar to the slaughtered cow – Picture  by  Michael Coley licenced by Creative Commons on Flickr A Hereford similar to the slaughtered cow – Picture by Michael Coley licenced by Creative Commons on Flickr

A pregnant cow was slaughtered by a group of burglars.

The cow, described as “quiet and quite slow” by owner Geraldine Hinson, was led away from its fellow herd and killed by intruders.

Mrs Hinson said the motives being the killing were unknown but that it looked as though the cow, which did not have a name, had been tormented before it was killed.

The Argus has chosen not to reveal the full details of what happened to the Hereford cow as it is too upsetting.

Yesterday Mrs Hinson said: “It was horrible.

“It was led from farmland to a valley several fields away.

“It would not have left its calf and the other herd.

“I don’t know who would do this. Perhaps they wanted the meat although it was an old cow and was pregnant. Maybe it was just for fun.

“You hear about horses being attacked and there are some sick people about.”

The thieves also damaged the doors to the toilet block when they broke into the farm and stole an industrial size battery.

Sussex Police Farm Watch has sent information to members of the rural community about the incident to warn them to watch out for suspicious people on their land.

A Sussex Police spokeswoman said: “Officers were called to an address in Hadlow Down Road, Crowborough, following a report that an outbuilding had been broken into.

“It is believed the break-in happened between 10.10am on Sunday November 11, and 10.15am the following day, when it was reported to police.”

Anyone with information is asked to call 101 quoting serial 0416 of November 12.”

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4:38pm Mon 19 Nov 12

MIDNIGHT COWBOY says...

There really are some sick, sadistic people out there. Somebody must know who is involved so please report them.
There really are some sick, sadistic people out there. Somebody must know who is involved so please report them. MIDNIGHT COWBOY
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5:37pm Mon 19 Nov 12

mimseycal says...

I agree Midnight Cowboy ... these people, I used the term with reservations, need to be stopped. If you suspect you know someone who may be involved ... do the right thing and hand them over to the police.
I agree Midnight Cowboy ... these people, I used the term with reservations, need to be stopped. If you suspect you know someone who may be involved ... do the right thing and hand them over to the police. mimseycal
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6:17pm Mon 19 Nov 12

Algeria Touchshriek says...

Words of hatred would not describe what I want to say about the person responsible.

I really, really, really hope I meet him or her one day.
Words of hatred would not describe what I want to say about the person responsible. I really, really, really hope I meet him or her one day. Algeria Touchshriek
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8:20am Tue 20 Nov 12

Tallywhacker says...

Shows how disgusting people can be. They really really need to be caught because once torturing and killing animals stops being fun there's only one place they can go.
Shows how disgusting people can be. They really really need to be caught because once torturing and killing animals stops being fun there's only one place they can go. Tallywhacker
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9:45am Tue 20 Nov 12

Crystal Ball says...

These people are not members of the human race and are classed lower than animals in every respect.

Utterly despicable and I hope they are brought to justice and experience something similar to what the poor defenceless cow endured once behind bars.
These people are not members of the human race and are classed lower than animals in every respect. Utterly despicable and I hope they are brought to justice and experience something similar to what the poor defenceless cow endured once behind bars. Crystal Ball
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11:50am Tue 20 Nov 12

One View says...

That poor creature.
I hope those responsible are found soon before they do it again.
The question that burns is why they did it? I can't think of a single reason myself.
That poor creature. I hope those responsible are found soon before they do it again. The question that burns is why they did it? I can't think of a single reason myself. One View
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