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Animal lovers have lashed out at 'callous criminals' who left a cockerel trapped in a wheelie bin. The Telegraph reports the outrage today, adding that it has raised fears of a wave of copycock cat animal/wheelie bin outrages. Freddie the cockerel was apparently scooped out of a wheelie bin at a block of flats in Gloucester on …

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IT Angle

I'm disappointed

That no mention was made of the business of the "poultry farmer"

Her youtube video's are epic!

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Poultry farmer?

Or pheasant plucker?

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:-D

Thanks Ben, glad to be of service - Bu-CAWK!!

sincerely, wehatchanyegg.com

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C'mon people

Surely a better headline woudl have been

"Cock pulled out of dirty box at the last minute"

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umm

"if it's without water for 24 hours, it will die within a week"

Just out of interest, what if you rescue it at hour 36 and pump it full of lucozade - will it still die?

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And the IT angle is?

Presumably the opportunity to put the word "cock" in a headline...

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RE: And the IT angle is?

>>"Presumably the opportunity to put the word "cock" in a headline..."

You said it as if it is a bad thing to do...

I for one welcome our cock-pulling poultry-saving overlords (or ladies)

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Gloucestershire

People 'round there are always putting their cocks in inappropiate places.

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WTF?

"if it's without water for 24 hours, it will die within a week"

That sentence hurts my brain.

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Probably Kidney failure

Not a vet. Just my guess.

Prolonged dehydration probably leads to kidney failure. Even after rehydration, the kidneys are probably still screwed up, and that's probably what leads to death in a week.

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A-ha!

Never thought of it from that angle. I now am learn more.

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Outrage

At sunday lunch being dumped in a bin.

In other news, sex pedo murderer get 100hrs community service.

Which one deserved the front of the paper.

Countrys a joke along with its justice system.

Its a fucking bird, kentucky fried chicken kills hundreds of thousands a day. Isn't that worth the front page. No, neither was this.

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The Daily Mail is over that way -->

n/t

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Soon...

"Animal rights activists are outraged at an bear being left in a wheely bin."

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Escalation

But perhaps the rest of us will get to chortle at: "world + dog entirely unmoved by animal rights activist trapped in wheelie bin"

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You obviously

went to the same school of indefinite-article-mangling as the author, with his "an distressed state".

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now you mention it

I was going to put elephant in instead of bear, but thought "no, that would just be silly".

Seems I forgot to change the indefinite article.

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Bear found stuck in matchbox!!

Film at 11...

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disgusted that someone has placed a living animal inside a wheelie bin

We regulary used put geeky kids in the wheelie bins.................

oh OK it was me that was put in the wheelie bin. Everybody just laughed even my best friend!

How times have changed now somebody is disgusted by it.

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"We regulary used put geeky kids in the wheelie bins"

And now "we" are used to serving said "geeky kids" at the "drive through".

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Richard? Is that you?

Long time no see!

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What ever next .....

So that is Pussy and now Cock found in wheelie bins. Not too sure why I keep thinking of my ex wife. Oh well, probably time to go home.

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Y'know...

I'm not convinced it even happened. I think the opportunity for selling a "cock in a bin" alongside a "pussy in a bin" was too much to pass up. Look at the sources, it doesn't even say the RSPCA rescued the bird, only that a mysterious someone rescued the bird.

I smell a cunning stunt..

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Just wait..

Next week will be 'Tits in a bin" maybe followed by a bum, or even a knob

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Next Outrage .......

Nah next outrage will have to be Black and Blue Beaten Beaver in bin, and if not that Killer Whale in wheelietastic horrorothan ............free willie now.......

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Thank God it was only one cock.

...not a cockatoo, else El. Moderatrix wou'dn't get any serous work done, deflecting the comments.

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Glad to know that CCTV have a real use

Forget terr'sts, slightly awkward old catladies are the real threat this days.

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Title as per icon

"if it's without water for 24 hours, it will die within a week" ... Do they mean that if it's waterless for 24 hours it's irrevocably damaged and will die regardless of any re-hydration attempts? Sounds a little weird.

Also, if the Telegraph was so worried about copycats, perhaps they should not have reported on it and thus wouldn't have put the idea into the heads of miscreants who are so inclined to do such things? Just a thought.

Sadly animal cruelty is goes on all the time, without it making the papers; what's so special about this case?

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How about...

...the feeble excuse to use "cock" in a headline.

It's all a bit tacky isn't it?

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Re: How about...

What's your point, caller?

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Agree

I would gladly sell all of my children and my previous wife for more of this sort of reporting..... mind you I would gladly sell all of my children and ex for almost anything and nothing.

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If it's without water for ...

a week + 24 hours, it turns into a chicken stock cube.

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Strangled

Now if only the perpetrator of this heinous crime had tried to strangle the poor bird first. Imagine the fun El Reg could have had with that one?

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Choke that Chicken...

"The Last Ninja", IIRC?

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I completely understand.

If there was a cockerel anywhere near my house waking me up at the crack of dawn every sodding day, it wouldn't be in a distressed state in a wheelie-bin it would be Sunday lunch.

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A bit off topic, but...

If a bird goes 24 hours without water, then you give it water (and whatever else it likes), it will still die later that week?

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Ooh-er!

Matron!

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Tossers

Animal cruelty aside, are you really that bored that you have to go out of your way to put an animal in a giant box, just for kicks? Get a fucking life you retards!

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James in our office has requested a photo...

please

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Fowl play!

"For anything in the bird world, if it's without water for 24 hours, it will die within a week."

Does that mean they get seven days to say fairwell to all their friends before choosing a cosy spot to curl up... or is the quote just wrong?

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'....in our experience'

'...cockerels are always slightly agitated'. Um....and of what, pray tell, does your experience consist?

Is this something to do with the PFY's aviary of carrion eaters at Vulture Central? Or a previous BOFH cock fighting experience that was unfortunately cancelled after one of the combatants misunderstood the whole 'cock' fighting proposition and had to be hospitalised after overdosing on viagra?

Paris, cos she knows all about fighting cocks. Possibly.

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Can't parse this sentence

"For anything in the bird world, if it's without water for 24 hours, it will die within a week."

Anyone?

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No, but seriously...

"He was found just hours before the binmen were due...". Hmm. Hours? Not exactly "snatched from the jaws of death", then?

"The animal was in an distressed state". Hmm...Put a bird in the dark and it will just go to sleep. You can see it when there's a total solar eclipse.

"An RSPCA inspector told the Telegraph: "I am disgusted. I care about life forms. I'm taking a bath this evening and am off right now to say requiem mass for the bacteria".

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There's people dying on our streets

And kids starving in Africa. But this makes the news?!?

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Exactly...

...there was a perfectly good chicken going and some sod binned it instead of putting it in a Jiffy bag and mailing it to Africa. Some people eh?

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And who will you give it to?

Not only which, the point of the question was why an animal is more important than our human problems in the world. I don't feel antagonism for animals but for gods sake, we have people starving, dying, getting molested by the pope and his ilk; but hey save the whales gets more attention than any of these issues.

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Re: And who will you give it to?

Don't be daft. It's OK to give a shit about these things inbetween giving a shit about all the others. You can't rank everything in order of ultimate importance.

It's very glib to suggest animal issues get more attention than human ones - people just come out with that when they want to wring their hands over how no one cares about what they should. Except that they do. Just not everything all at once. If you did that you couldn't get out of bed for angst.

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If you did that you couldn't get out of bed for angst.

Sarah, given that last sentence, I'm surprised you make it to work in the mornings...."I See Comments. Dead Comments. Idiotic Comments"...

(And I'm sure you're gonna nail this one as one as well)

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Wasteful

Throwing away a perfectly good cat and now a rooster? While people are starving in China?

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So what...

...happened to recycling, sheesh. Surely it should have gone in the "food waste" bin?

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