Sunday, 24 October 2010
Shocking scenes of animal cruelty in Denton
So here was me and my trusty hound, we thought we would take advantage of the nice weather and head down to Denton/Reddish Vale in the hope of seeing some buzzards. No buzzards were to be seen although I did get close to a fantastically coloured Kingfisher darting along the River Tame. Soon after I noticed a couple with six or seven small terrier type dogs. I watched them go over the hill towards where there is a thriving colony of rabbits. After waiting for a while I did not see the couple and their pack of dogs come round the other side of the hill so I assumed they were in the vicinity of the rabbit warrens and probably up to no-good. As we walked up the hill I could hear lots of commotion on the other side involving dogs - I knew what I was going to see next! As anticipated the couple were watching as their dogs chased rabbits - at least one of which was caught and killed. They were encouraging their dogs all the way and when one small white Jack Russell type dog refused to chase he was tossed into brambles from what was a great height for a small dog. The brambles would tear you to bits if you attempted to walk through them and beneath are bricks and concrete from a building which once stood there. It is impossible to believe the dog which was tossed at least twice was not seriously injured, if not by the sharp thorns then certainly on the rubble beneath.
What kind of satisfaction the evil creatures in the video could gain from their bloodlust is beyond me. Not only do they appear to gain pleasure from watching defenceless rabbits getting torn to pieces, but on top of that they abuse one of their own dogs too. Maybe they view it as sport and enjoy ‘the thrill of the kill’. If this is the case I would propose a real a adrenalin pumping game in which they could truly feel part of the action, this is how it goes: They and their dogs v me and the rabbits. The dogs are their weapon, my weapon is L11583. The hunters would wear body armour and hard hats in case of a misfire and the rules are no head or body shots but anything above the elbows and beneath the knees are legitimate target. So instead of being onlookers waiting to watch the suffering of animals, they themselves could feel the anticipation of massive pain and suffering being inflicted upon themselves at any given moment. This of course is an imaginary scenario, if there was any real danger to the animal tormenters they would run a mile - just like they did when they noticed me filming them. Cowardly beasts!
For a bit of light entertainment following that horrible video watch the one below featuring one of the Denton buzzards being dive bombed by a crow. There are great panoramic scenes of Denton and Werneth Low in the background as the camera follows the buzzards and the pursuing crows and gulls.