Swan Speared

23rd July 2007, Comments 0 comments

21 July 2007-07-22, AMSTERDAM - A couple of swans were viciously assaulted at the Westerdokkade in Amsterdam on Saturday afternoon. A large group of men, women and children threw spear-like sticks at the swans. One swan was actually impaled by a spear. The police assume that the group mishandling the swans came from Eastern Europe. The assaulted swan was left behind while the group got in two cars with foreign registration plates and drove in the direction of Amsterdam Central Station. The injured animal

21 July 2007-07-22


AMSTERDAM  - A couple of swans were viciously assaulted at the Westerdokkade in Amsterdam on Saturday afternoon. A large group of men, women and children threw spear-like sticks at the swans. One swan was actually impaled by a spear. The police assume that the group mishandling the swans came from Eastern Europe. The assaulted swan was left behind while the group got in two cars with foreign registration plates and drove in the direction of  Amsterdam Central Station. The injured animal was immediately taken to the animal hospital, but succumbed to its injuries. There is no trace of the perpetrators.

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