WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGE: Blind cockerel dumped near Hatfield
PUBLISHED: 17:14 02 March 2016 | UPDATED: 17:14 02 March 2016
The RSPCA is investigating after a blind, injured cockerel was found dumped on a country lane near Hatfield.
The bird was spotted wandering in Colney Heath Lane, between Hatfield and St Albans, by a member of the public on Monday, February 29.
It is though that the cockerel, who has been named Levi Rooster, may have been used in cockfighting as he had injuries consistent with fighting.
Inspector Jaime Godfrey said: “It looks like he has been blinded from having his eyes pecked. His chest and the front of his legs are raw and sore and the top of his wings are injured, likely from being rubbed on a cage. The injuries are indicative of cockfighting.”
Anyone with information can contact the RSPCA’s inspectorate appeal line on 0300 123 8018.
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