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Mother cow and her calf killed after park visitors were ‘attacked’

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A protective mother cow has been killed after a run-in with two people who were visiting a park in Auckland, New Zealand. According to multiple sources, the cow, and her calf, were killed following an “attack” on two visitors at Totara Park.

What happened?

Two people at the park were trampled by a herd of cattle. Peter Linton, of Parklands Farms, has cattle which roam in the public park where people are allowed to utilize recreation trails, reported the New Zealand Herald.

The cow, and her eight-month-old calf, were slaughtered after the park incident – Linton commented on why the cow and her calf were put down, “It was a drastic thing to do but it was a drastic thing to have happen,” adding, “It’s for the public’s peace of mind.”

But the cow was doing what cows do…protecting her calf. Auckland Council head of parks services Mark Bowater stated, “We worked with them to identify an individual cow being overly protective of her calf. During calving season, cows are typically very protective of their calves and do not like people to get near them.”

Outrage over the killing

Anne Batley-Burton, who stars in the Real Housewives of Auckland, expressed outrage over the killings- on social media she said, “What the hell is wrong with these God-forsaken people? Why the hell should the poor mother cow and her Baby be killed! I can’t stand it!”

She had offered to find the cow and her calf a safe place to live, but her offer was not accepted.

(Stock image of cow via Pixabay)

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14 replies
  1. Jan Barnes says:

    I cannot believe the horror of this! The “public” referred to can go straight to HELL! Those responsible for this should be trampled to death! Better yet–be run over by an 18 wheeler!


    what do people use for brains?? nothing. never go near any animal domestic or wild if they have babies. idiots all of these people. slowly turn around and go the other way. simple.

  3. Lisa Zito says:

    I agree with Anne Batley-Burton! I wonder what provoked the accident. Why do the animals always end up dying for human idiots!?

  4. Kat says:

    Who would be stupid enough to get near a mother and her young?! They got what they deserved but the cow and her calf should not have been murdered!

  5. Tracy Whitcomb says:

    WTF!!!! What did they think was going to happen when people INVADE their space. All she wanted was to be left alone. I am sure those idiots went to antagonize those poor cows, now look what happened!!!! They killed a Mother cow and calf for NO REASON!!!!! Fucking IDIOTS!!!

  6. Adrienne says:

    The mother was only protecting her baby/calf, doing what she would naturally do, but people have to invade their area and possibly someone wanted a selfie with the calf which could have caused the initial problem. Stay away from a herd of cattle because they can turn quickly and charge. Now for the stupidity of a few a beautiful mother cow and her calf were killed and that should not have happened.They could have be quietly removed somewhere else if they were so concerned for the sake of the people. They have more people now complaining about these killings then if they had just place the 2 elsewhere to roam with another herd.

  7. Pamela Garlisch says:

    People ALWAYS take the easy way out and killing both the cow and her calf was easy. They could have found another home for them but no, that would have taken more thinking. Easier just to kill them. Neanderthals!

  8. Sheri says:

    Unfortunately NOWDAYS we live in a society where mother’s usually kill their children unlike the fantastic animal kingdom where mother’s will fight to death to protect their young!! What a cruel world we live in.????


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