Beckwith Cows near the Kennedy Cemetery eyeing me-Photo by Linda Seccaspina
Should Not be at Large—Almonte Gazette–May 26, 1882
On Saturday afternoon last a vicious cow made an attack upon some children in the neighbourhood of the Free Church. One of the little ones was very badly hurt and had its clothes tom off, and, but for the interference of some persons living close by, the result might have been serious.
There have been many complaints respecting this cow, and if one half of the gossip is true the brute ought not to be allowed at large, and if the owners, whoever they are, will allow such a beast to be roaming around the streets, then the sooner the Council passes a by-law to prevent it the better. W e understand complaint of this particular cow has been made to the owner before.
Did you know that 20 people a year in North America are killed by cows?
In April of 2016 Marian Clode died after being charged at by a herd of cattle while out for a walk in Belford, Northumberland,(UK) on 3 April. The 61-year-old had been walking along a public bridlepath with her husband Chris, daughter Lucy Rowe and son-in-law Kevin when they were approached by a herd of cattle which included several calves.
When one cow charged at her a third time, it flipped her like a rag doll over the fence into the next fence. The consultant said the injuries sustained were the worst they had ever seen, equivalent to those of a high-speed crash. There have been 74 fatalities involving cattle recorded since 2000 – with 18 of those being members of the public.
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Go Away then!!! Oh Bugger–he says–Serves him right! LOL