Sunday, July 13, 2008

Man faces jail for cutting of duck's head

A man from Warsaw who cut of a duck's head "for fun" during a drinking binge is facing up to two years' imprisonment.

The 33-year-old was drinking alcohol with friends close to a pond in Wolomin, near Warsaw. All of a sudden, he grabbed a duck, cut of its head and threw the dead bird into the pond.

The police arrested the man after being informed of the incident by a chance witness.

This is another instance of cruelty to animals in Poland that came to light in the last few days. Journalists from Lublin, south-eastern Poland, recently revealed a shocking video they received from an anonymous source made by three teenagers showing how they tortured a puppy.

Earlier this year, tourists in the mountains in the south of the country were convicted for killing a bear cub.