Every day I read news stories about violent attacks against human beings and yet, I don’t get as disturbed as when I read tales of violence and abuse toward animals. This one is particularly disturbing.
In Staten Island today, in an unprovoked attack, a man beat up a peacock in a Burger King parking lot. See CNN story. When police arrived, the man ran away.
A peacock. Who beats up a peacock? The bird was beaten so badly it had to be put to sleep. The attacker should be tarred and feathered.
I took this photo at a restaurant in the Tarango Zoo in Sydney. The bird wandered in and made himself at home. Good thing the restaurant wasn’t a Burger King in Staten Island.