Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Passionate bulls run amok in Cambodia

via CAAI News Media


AUTHORITIES in the Cambodian capital have rounded up 15 bulls and cows after their mating habits caused traffic accidents along a busy road.

Officials began herding the animals last week, seizing two bulls and 13 cows, said Khin Sim, a deputy chief in Phnom Penh’s Pong Toek commune.

He said a number of traffic accidents occurred every mating season when “bulls wildly pursue their mates across the road”. “It is the breeding season and the animals were wandering around a public park near the Phnom Penh International Airport, where the road is so busy,” Khin Sim said.

“It affects the traffic and caused animal anarchy in the eyes of international guests passing through the airport.” A motorist had been knocked unconscious last week when one of the roaming animals ran into him.

Villagers had been warned the animals would be seized if they are not kept under control, he said. — Sapa-AFP

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