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'Guard bull' stops scrapyard thieves after seven break-ins
26 October 2016 @ 07:58

OWNERS of a scrapyard which has suffered seven burglaries have left a loose bull on the premises as a last resort – and say it seems to be working.

Those concerned about what would happen to bulls bred for fighting if animal protection campaigners succeed in the bloodthirsty spectacle being condemned to the history books will note that these powerful horned ruminants could have a ready-made new career waiting for them, as Emilio Cerveró from Monserrat, inland from Valencia, reveals.

Whilst a new roundabout was being built next to his scrapyard, his premises was broken into seven times, mainly because the new infrastructure meant part of his land was compulsorily purchased, a wall knocked down and replaced with a flimsy metal fence.

As well as losing large amounts of scrap metal and car parts he sells to live on, Cerveró says four of his animals, including guard dogs, have been killed as a result because the broken fence meant they escaped onto the main road and were run over.

Luckily, Cerveró has not lost a great deal of stock through the burglaries – he suspects the thieves are 'a handful of youths who need a new wing-mirror, headlamp or spare wheel', as nothing large or heavy has been taken – but his main concern is privacy, lack of security as 'anyone can enter at will' by just snapping the ineffective wire fence, and for his animals' safety as well as that of drivers who could end up having accidents by swerving to avoid these animals.

Read more at thinkSPAIN.com



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