Not mainstream news but just a small snippet of local news to further highlight how cruel humans can be, even before they become adults. Doesn't say how old the boys were but I'm guessing they were in their teens. Can't help but wonder what sort of parents dragged them up and what sort of adults they will turn out to be. Hope they catch them and they get what they deserve. (">
A cygnet has been put down after its leg was broken in an apparent stone throwing attack yesterday says the [Only registered and activated users can see links. ].
The RSPCA says the cygnet's leg was broken in the attack. Credit: RSPCA
A member of the public called the charity after witnessing what she claimed were two boys throwing stones at the cygnet and two adult swans as they swam on the river Ogmore. One of the stones directly hit the cygnet and the witness described how the adult birds tried in vain to get it out of the water but it kept falling over as its leg appeared to be broken.
The RSPCA says the cygnet has to be put down after the attack. Credit: RSPCA
When RSPCA inspector Keith Hogben arrived at the scene at Merthyr Mawr near [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]he picked up the cygnet and took it to a local vet who confirmed that the cygnet’s femur was smashed. The bird was put it to sleep as a result. Inspector Hogben said, “I am disgusted by this attack on a young, defenceless swan. The poor animal didn’t stand a chance. " Anyone with information about the incident can contact the RSPCA 24-hour cruelty line on 0300 1234 999.