Kata Rocks
THE PAVILIONS PHUKET BRITISH INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, PHUKET Kata Rocks
Login | Create Account Poll Currency Weather Facebook Youtube Search

Is there an udder way? Farmer begs EU to spare his wandering cow

BULGARIA: A pregnant runaway cow from Bulgaria which roamed into neighbouring Serbia has been condemned to death because she crossed the EU border, prompting a desperate plea from her owner last Thursday (May 31) to save her.

animalsdeathpoliticsimmigration
By AFP

Saturday 9 June 2018, 03:30PM


Pregnant cow Penka accidentally left the EU when it strayed from Bulgaria into neighbouring Serbia. Photo: AFP

Pregnant cow Penka accidentally left the EU when it strayed from Bulgaria into neighbouring Serbia. Photo: AFP

Red cow Penka, due in around three months’ time, wandered westwards away from its herd near the Bulgarian village of Kopilovtsi on May 12, straying over a border checkpoint into non-EU Serbia.

But after it was returned to its owner Ivan Haralampiev by a farmer over the frontier, Bulgarian officials said the animal must be put down because of strict EU rules – despite being given a clean bill of health by Serbian vets.

“The motives are that she had left the borders of the EU” and cannot be imported back into the European Union, Haralampiev told public BNT television last Thursday as he pleaded for his cow to be saved.

“A vet comes and orders it to be immediately culled!”

The farmer also lamented how the cow was able to saunter over the border unchecked.

Laguna Golf Phuket

“How come nobody attempted to stop it?” he said.

Although Serbian vets wrote a statement saying Penka was in a perfect condition and fit to return home, Bulgarian authorities said it should be put down without delay.

Officials last Thursday said that it was not in their powers to save Penka from the EU regulations.

“It is not for us to decide. We are only implementing rules that come from Brussels,” vet expert Lyubomir Lyubomirov said.

 

 

Comment on this story

* Please login to comment. If you do not have an account please register below by simply entering a username, password and email address. You can still leave your comment below at the same time.

Comments Here:
Comments Left:
# Characters
Username:
Password:
E-mail:
Security:

Be the first to comment.

Have a news tip-off? Click here

 

Phuket community
Commerce Ministry warns of extortionate hospital prices

and the stupid new ruling to force expats to have health insurance will just give these crooks the o...(Read More)


Four dead as pickup truck slams into tour bus heading to Phuket

"The 23-year-old driver of a pickup truck... will be charged with reckless driving causing deat...(Read More)


Four dead as pickup truck slams into tour bus heading to Phuket

What a mess! Complete out of order pick up truck. Lousy excuse of falling asleep driver. He must hav...(Read More)


Robber impersonates police officer, threatens woman at gunpoint

Now the poor lady has an idea of what it is like being treated like a farang. Farangs are constantl...(Read More)


Robber impersonates police officer, threatens woman at gunpoint

Poor thai woman. A shock of her life to be approached that way by a thai man. And that all for such ...(Read More)


Phuket Opinion: Recalibrating the retirement visa

I thought they said "Come to Thailand for the horses.." oh, it was whores...If you're ...(Read More)


Cabinet approves mandatory health insurance for long-stay visas

Seems to me this is another way to gouge funds from foreigners, and give money to Thai insurance com...(Read More)


Government clamps down on surging illegal Thai migration

Read the article as it points to fraudulent work placement advertisements and some with forged docum...(Read More)


British man stabbed, girlfriend disappear as police hunt for suspect stalls

If you bother to read the article it says the victim was interviewed in hospital. If you also read,...(Read More)


Government clamps down on surging illegal Thai migration

140,000 illegal thai workers in Korea. Wow. Obviously thai Immigration should check better on depart...(Read More)