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Feral feuding farmer fires on neighbour.


A farmer who shot and injured a neighbour had “turned into an obsessive fool” over a “festering” dispute about a right of way on his land, a court has heard.

Ted O’Donoghue, (74), has admitted firing a shot from his legally-held shotgun at John Hayes on June 16, 2017, but said he did not mean to harm him.

He pleaded guilty at Limerick Circuit Court to assault causing harm, reckless discharge of a firearm and animal cruelty.

The court heard that as Mr Hayes (66) went to open a gate at a right-of-way on O’Donoghue’s land, he way met by his neighbour holding a shotgun.

O’Donoghue, of Kilmoreen, Kildimo, told Mr Hayes, “you are never coming in here again” before he fired the shotgun.

The shot went through the window of Mr Hayes’s tractor, killing his sheepdog Lassie. Mr Hayes was injured when the same shot grazed his shoulder.

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/cri...ghbour-in-dispute-over-right-of-way-1.3677090
 
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Farmer's failure to replace a £75 cover resulted in death.

A farmer who caused the death of a young woman by failing to replace a £75 cover on the drive shaft of a milling machine has been jailed.

Lauren Scott, 20, died after her hair and clothes got caught in the machine at Springfield Farm near Dawlish, Devon, in March last year.

Neil Carpenter, 45, was found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence.

Sentencing him to four-and-a-half years, Judge Mr Justice Dingemans said Carpenter lied about what happened.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-devon-46111935
 
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Swiss on the horns of a dilemma, not in mood to to subsidise farmers.

A proposal to subsidise farmers who do not remove their cows' horns has also been rejected.

The cow horn proposal was rejected by a narrower margin - 54% to 46% according to provisional results.
The farmer who singlehandedly launched the proposal spent eight years campaigning on the issue. Armin Capaul argues that removing horns is unnatural and painful, and that the animals are much happier with them. His proposal would have seen money going to farmers who did not dehorn their livestock.

But the federal government was opposed, citing the extra costs and arguing that farmers had to remain free to manage their livestock as they chose. Most Swiss cows have no horns as farmers see removing them as making it easier to keep livestock and reducing injuries to humans and animals. But animal rights advocates argue cows use their horns for scratching and communicating, among other things.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46335918
 
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It's not easy being a farmer in India.

Manifesto Of Indian Farmers

Adopted by an assembly representing the farmers of India on the occasion of the historic Kisan Mukti March organised by the All India Kisan Sangharsh Coordination Committee
Delhi, 30 November 2018

WE, THE FARMERS OF INDIA,

The producers of primary agricultural commodities;

Including Women, Dalit, Nomadic and Adivasi farmers;

Landowners, Tenants, Sharecroppers, Agricultural Labourers and Plantation Workers;

Fishworkers, Milk Producers, Poultry Farmers, Livestock Rearers, Pastoralists, and Collectors of Minor Forest Produce; and,

Everyone engaged in crop cultivation, shifting cultivation, apiculture, sericulture, vermiculture, and agro-forestry;

CONVINCED THAT

Wellbeing of farmers is not just about economic survival of a majority of Indian households, it is about retaining our national dignity and our civilizational heritage;

Farmers are not just a residue from our past; farmers, agriculture and village community are integral to the future of India and the world; and,

The demands of the farmers’ movements are fully consistent with our Constitutional vision, Fundamental Rights and Directive Principles of State Policy;

RECOGNISING OUR RESPONSIBILITY
As honest hard workers who face numerous odds;
As bearers of historical knowledge, skills and culture;
As agents of food safety, security and sovereignty; and
As guardians of biodiversity and ecological sustainability; ...

https://countercurrents.org/2018/12/09/manifesto-of-indian-farmers/
 

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Even here many people look down on farmers, As they continue to build new fancy houses next to - near farms that have been around for decades (or much longer) they bitch about the farm vehicles, the use of animal manure as fertilizer, the sounds of the farm animals. I really have to wonder what they expected when they decided to build out in these rural area's. I'm with the farmers.
 

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I grew up on a mixed livestock/arable farm and was pleased that my first scientific Epiphany (lightbulb moment) was about Cows.
Old hat now of course and not Fortean - but you never forget your First.
 
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Vertical farming has its ups and downs. There may be a smaller scale soution.

Trouble in the High-Rise Hothouse
Big indoor farms are attracting big investments. But transforming agriculture might depend on putting nanofarms everywhere — maybe even in your home.

by Corby Kummer Dec 6
This was written for NEO.LIFE in association with NOVA Next/WGBH Boston.

Paul Gauthier, a plant physiologist at Princeton University, took a short drive up the New Jersey Turnpike to try to figure out whether the biggest vertical farm on the East Coast is succeeding. The answer isn’t as clear as you might think.

AeroFarms, which runs a 70,000 square-foot operation in Newark, is one of the highest-profile companies founded on the premise that growing crops indoors will transform agriculture. These aeroponic indoor farms stack leafy greens and herbs on racks that nurture the produce with sprays of mist and light from LEDs or high-pressure sodium lamps. They use no soil or pesticides, and can operate year-round. For further efficiency, AeroFarms mechanizes the seeding, harvesting, packaging, and cleaning of its produce.

It requires a great deal of electricity to give plants the light and heat they could get for free outdoors. But the idea is that vertical farms in big urban centers will be less costly—both economically and for the environment—because of the inputs they avoid, like toxic chemicals and long-distance transportation to consumers.

https://medium.com/neodotlife/vertical-farming-paul-gauthier-76e81ace79d0
 

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Vertical farming has its ups and downs. There may be a smaller scale soution.

Trouble in the High-Rise Hothouse
Big indoor farms are attracting big investments. But transforming agriculture might depend on putting nanofarms everywhere — maybe even in your home.

by Corby Kummer Dec 6
This was written for NEO.LIFE in association with NOVA Next/WGBH Boston.

Paul Gauthier, a plant physiologist at Princeton University, took a short drive up the New Jersey Turnpike to try to figure out whether the biggest vertical farm on the East Coast is succeeding. The answer isn’t as clear as you might think.

AeroFarms, which runs a 70,000 square-foot operation in Newark, is one of the highest-profile companies founded on the premise that growing crops indoors will transform agriculture. These aeroponic indoor farms stack leafy greens and herbs on racks that nurture the produce with sprays of mist and light from LEDs or high-pressure sodium lamps. They use no soil or pesticides, and can operate year-round. For further efficiency, AeroFarms mechanizes the seeding, harvesting, packaging, and cleaning of its produce.

It requires a great deal of electricity to give plants the light and heat they could get for free outdoors. But the idea is that vertical farms in big urban centers will be less costly—both economically and for the environment—because of the inputs they avoid, like toxic chemicals and long-distance transportation to consumers.

https://medium.com/neodotlife/vertical-farming-paul-gauthier-76e81ace79d0
The article mentions several of the key advantages concerning indoor farming. They can avoid pesticides, keep the plants free from attacking insects - invertebrates, reduce the chance of mold or fungus occurring, etc. Good read.
 
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Fiendish farmer fillets love rival.


A farmer murdered his “love rival” and hid his naked body in a slurry pit so he could rekindle an affair with his dead brother-in-law’s wife, a prosecution barrister has told a murder trial.

Michael Bowman SC opened the trial of 50-year-old Patrick Quirke by saying that the prosecution will use circumstantial evidence to prove the guilt of the accused.Mr Quirke of Breanshamore, Co Tipperary, has pleaded not guilty to the murder of 52-year-old Bobby Ryan on a date between June 3rd, 2011 and April 13rd, 2013.

Outlining the prosecution’s case Mr Bowman said the accused started an affair in 2008 with Mary Lowry after the death of her husband Martin, Mr Quirke’s best friend. Mr Quirke is married to Martin Lowry’s sister, Imelda. Mrs Lowry had been left with a farm following her husband’s death but had no interest in farming so Mr Quirke leased about 63 acres from her. He continued his relationship with Mary Lowry in secret until she ended it in 2010.

In August of that year she met Bobby Ryan, a local DJ who went by the name Mr Moonlight. They started a relationship and Mr Bowman said Bobby Ryan offered Mrs Lowry something that the married Patrick Quirke could not, a “conventional relationship”.

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/cri...aperwork&utm_campaign=morning_briefing_digest
 

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A farmer murdered his “love rival” and hid his naked body in a slurry pit so he could rekindle an affair with his dead brother-in-law’s wife, a prosecution barrister has told a murder trial.
If there's a murder on a farm, they always try to hide the body in the smelly places.

Jimmy Smith, 58, said he acted in self-defence when Alexander Cameron, 67, attacked him and threatened to shoot his wife Helen Smith on 19 January.
He tried to cover up the crime by burying Mr Cameron's body under a pile of horse manure at West Cairns Farm, Kirknewton.


https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-33365252
 
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If there's a murder on a farm, they always try to hide the body in the smelly places.

Jimmy Smith, 58, said he acted in self-defence when Alexander Cameron, 67, attacked him and threatened to shoot his wife Helen Smith on 19 January.
He tried to cover up the crime by burying Mr Cameron's body under a pile of horse manure at West Cairns Farm, Kirknewton.


https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-33365252
Happens on Vera as well.
 

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Fiendish farmer fillets love rival.


A farmer murdered his “love rival” and hid his naked body in a slurry pit so he could rekindle an affair with his dead brother-in-law’s wife, a prosecution barrister has told a murder trial.

Michael Bowman SC opened the trial of 50-year-old Patrick Quirke by saying that the prosecution will use circumstantial evidence to prove the guilt of the accused.Mr Quirke of Breanshamore, Co Tipperary, has pleaded not guilty to the murder of 52-year-old Bobby Ryan on a date between June 3rd, 2011 and April 13rd, 2013.

Outlining the prosecution’s case Mr Bowman said the accused started an affair in 2008 with Mary Lowry after the death of her husband Martin, Mr Quirke’s best friend. Mr Quirke is married to Martin Lowry’s sister, Imelda. Mrs Lowry had been left with a farm following her husband’s death but had no interest in farming so Mr Quirke leased about 63 acres from her. He continued his relationship with Mary Lowry in secret until she ended it in 2010.

In August of that year she met Bobby Ryan, a local DJ who went by the name Mr Moonlight. They started a relationship and Mr Bowman said Bobby Ryan offered Mrs Lowry something that the married Patrick Quirke could not, a “conventional relationship”.

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/cri...aperwork&utm_campaign=morning_briefing_digest
Unfortunate but seems logical to bury a body like this on a farm. However I'm sure the dogs would find.
 
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He's in the shit with the cops after knocking them into the shit.

A Melrose farmer drove an agricultural digger at a university professor in a neighbourly dispute, Selkirk Sheriff Court has been told.

James Morton was then involved in a violent struggle with police officers in a cow shed which ended up with them falling into an animal waste pit. Details of the bizarre bust-up emerged last week when the 37-year-old was fined £540 after admitting a charge of threatening or abusive behaviour.

Graham Fraser, prosecuting, explained how there had been a long standing neighbourly dispute between the farm at Kaeside, near Melrose, and the home of Dr. Britta Kalkreuter who is an professor at the School of Textiles and Design at Heriot Watt University, and her husband.

https://www.bordertelegraph.com/new...ove-digger-at-university-professor-neighbour/
 
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Farmer is left hentirely heartbroken as famous fowl dies

A Co Offaly farmer says he is “absolutely devastated” after his world record breaking hen died suddenly this week.

Marmalade, a red mottled leghorn, died aged just 4½. She was the three times world champion hen for her prodigious hatching. She had an average of five clutches of chicks a year and has hatched 181 live chicks in total though she trampled on a few others too and killed them.

Such was her fame that she was the star attraction and her owner John Dolanthe grand-marshal of the Banagher St Patrick’s Day parade last year. They even stopped off in a pub where Marmalade supped from a pint of Guinness.

Mr Dolan said 85 per cent of hens do not hatch at all and the ones who do would be pushed to hatch twice a year which made Marmalade an extraordinary phenomenon of nature.

“Every hen loses their hen feathers in the month of October or November and they stop laying for six weeks, but Marmalade for some unknown reason never lost her hen feathers,” he explained.

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/off...ed-over-loss-of-record-breaking-hen-1.3786863
 
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Fiendish farmer fillets love rival.


A farmer murdered his “love rival” and hid his naked body in a slurry pit so he could rekindle an affair with his dead brother-in-law’s wife, a prosecution barrister has told a murder trial.

Michael Bowman SC opened the trial of 50-year-old Patrick Quirke by saying that the prosecution will use circumstantial evidence to prove the guilt of the accused.Mr Quirke of Breanshamore, Co Tipperary, has pleaded not guilty to the murder of 52-year-old Bobby Ryan on a date between June 3rd, 2011 and April 13rd, 2013.

Outlining the prosecution’s case Mr Bowman said the accused started an affair in 2008 with Mary Lowry after the death of her husband Martin, Mr Quirke’s best friend. Mr Quirke is married to Martin Lowry’s sister, Imelda. Mrs Lowry had been left with a farm following her husband’s death but had no interest in farming so Mr Quirke leased about 63 acres from her. He continued his relationship with Mary Lowry in secret until she ended it in 2010.

In August of that year she met Bobby Ryan, a local DJ who went by the name Mr Moonlight. They started a relationship and Mr Bowman said Bobby Ryan offered Mrs Lowry something that the married Patrick Quirke could not, a “conventional relationship”.

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/cri...aperwork&utm_campaign=morning_briefing_digest
This case is still ongoing. Even a psychic diviner is involved.

Gardaí acted on information from ‘psychic’ diviner in search for Bobby Ryan

On the final day of prosecution evidence, it also emerged that gardaí sent the sub aqua unit to Ardmore in Co Waterford after a water diviner told them they would find Mr Ryan’s body there.

Farmer Patrick Quirke (50) of Breanshamore, Co Tipperary has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Bobby Ryan, a part-time DJ known as Mr Moonlight.

Mr Ryan went missing on June 3rd 2011 after leaving his girlfriend Mary Lowry’s home at about 6.30am. His body was found in an underground run-off tank on the farm owned by Ms Lowry and leased by the accused at Fawnagown, Tipperary 22 months later in April 2013.

The prosecution has claimed Mr Quirke murdered Mr Ryan so he could rekindle an affair with Ms Lowry (52).

Garda Kieran Keane told Lorcan Staines SC, for the defence, that gardaí sent the sub aqua unit to Ardmore, Co Waterford after a water diviner said the body would be found there.

He said his understanding was that the diviner uses “psychic powers” using two rods over a map. He told prosecution counsel, David Humphries BL, that he did not believe gardaí went looking for the diviner but that they came into possession of the information.

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/cri...ic-diviner-in-search-for-bobby-ryan-1.3853275
 
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This case is still ongoing. Even a psychic diviner is involved.

Gardaí acted on information from ‘psychic’ diviner in search for Bobby Ryan

On the final day of prosecution evidence, it also emerged that gardaí sent the sub aqua unit to Ardmore in Co Waterford after a water diviner told them they would find Mr Ryan’s body there.

Farmer Patrick Quirke (50) of Breanshamore, Co Tipperary has pleaded not guilty to the murder of Bobby Ryan, a part-time DJ known as Mr Moonlight.

Mr Ryan went missing on June 3rd 2011 after leaving his girlfriend Mary Lowry’s home at about 6.30am. His body was found in an underground run-off tank on the farm owned by Ms Lowry and leased by the accused at Fawnagown, Tipperary 22 months later in April 2013.

The prosecution has claimed Mr Quirke murdered Mr Ryan so he could rekindle an affair with Ms Lowry (52).

Garda Kieran Keane told Lorcan Staines SC, for the defence, that gardaí sent the sub aqua unit to Ardmore, Co Waterford after a water diviner said the body would be found there.

He said his understanding was that the diviner uses “psychic powers” using two rods over a map. He told prosecution counsel, David Humphries BL, that he did not believe gardaí went looking for the diviner but that they came into possession of the information.

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/courts/criminal-court/gardaí-acted-on-information-from-psychic-diviner-in-search-for-bobby-ryan-1.3853275
And we have a guilty verdict. This poor badger loving farmer has been railroaded.

Anatomy of a murder: How Patrick Quirke murdered Bobby Ryan
Eoin Reynolds May 1, 2019

In Court 13 at the Central Criminal Court in Dublin for nearly three months, the family of Bobby “Mr Moonlight” Ryan sat with quiet dignity while details of his horrific death and the jealousy of Patrick Quirke seeped out drip by morbid drip.

Quirke’s wife Imelda was there too, and sat stoically, often taking notes, as details of her husband’s crime and his “seedy” affair with his late brother-in-law’s wife Mary Lowry were pored over. Again and again, the court heard Quirke say, in interviews with gardaí and in a letter penned to a Sunday supplement agony aunt, that he loved Lowry; that he wished he could transfer his feelings for her to his wife; that he still loved his wife but wasn’t “in love” with her, and that he was devastated when he found out Lowry was seeing another man.

If it hurt, and it must have, Imelda Quirke did not let it show. Every morning she arrived with her husband, before sitting alone in the body of the court, unless she was accompanied by her son as her husband sat in the dock.

When there was a break the couple shared a packed lunch. And when the occasional warm afternoon came, they strolled in the Phoenix Park. In the evening they left together. The only time her husband showed any emotion was when there was mention of the tragic death of their son, Alan, in August, 2012.

To Imelda’s right throughout those 13 weeks were Robert Ryan Jnr and his sister Michelle, the heartbroken children of a loving and charismatic father who disappeared for 22 months only to be found bludgeoned to death and buried in a slurry tank.

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/cri...-patrick-quirke-murdered-bobby-ryan-1.3877518
 
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And we have a guilty verdict. This poor badger loving farmer has been railroaded.

Anatomy of a murder: How Patrick Quirke murdered Bobby Ryan
Eoin Reynolds May 1, 2019

In Court 13 at the Central Criminal Court in Dublin for nearly three months, the family of Bobby “Mr Moonlight” Ryan sat with quiet dignity while details of his horrific death and the jealousy of Patrick Quirke seeped out drip by morbid drip.

Quirke’s wife Imelda was there too, and sat stoically, often taking notes, as details of her husband’s crime and his “seedy” affair with his late brother-in-law’s wife Mary Lowry were pored over. Again and again, the court heard Quirke say, in interviews with gardaí and in a letter penned to a Sunday supplement agony aunt, that he loved Lowry; that he wished he could transfer his feelings for her to his wife; that he still loved his wife but wasn’t “in love” with her, and that he was devastated when he found out Lowry was seeing another man.

If it hurt, and it must have, Imelda Quirke did not let it show. Every morning she arrived with her husband, before sitting alone in the body of the court, unless she was accompanied by her son as her husband sat in the dock.

When there was a break the couple shared a packed lunch. And when the occasional warm afternoon came, they strolled in the Phoenix Park. In the evening they left together. The only time her husband showed any emotion was when there was mention of the tragic death of their son, Alan, in August, 2012.

To Imelda’s right throughout those 13 weeks were Robert Ryan Jnr and his sister Michelle, the heartbroken children of a loving and charismatic father who disappeared for 22 months only to be found bludgeoned to death and buried in a slurry tank.

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/cri...-patrick-quirke-murdered-bobby-ryan-1.3877518
More about the psychic diviner.

Of all the twists and turns in the murder trial of Tipperary farmer Patrick Quirke, the revelation that gardaí searching for his victim’s body acted on a tip-off from a water diviner was probably the most bizarre.

At the beginning of April, as the marathon trial entered its ninth week, exhibits officer Garda Kieran Keane agreed with the defence that sometime after Bobby Ryan went missing, gardaí sent the Garda Water Unit to Ardmore, Co Waterford, after a water diviner said the victim’s body would be found there.

He said his understanding was that the diviner uses “psychic powers” along with two rods held over a map to locate certain things. Not much more was said about the matter or why gardaí were suddenly following leads generated by clairvoyants in their efforts to find Ryan, who was first reported missing in 2011.

According to sources close to the investigation, the search took a somewhat supernatural turn when some of the missing man’s family consulted a man who advertised his services as a water diviner or dowser. This individual held two brass rods over a map of Ireland and said the movement of the rods indicated Ryan’s remains were located just off the coast of Waterford.

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/cri...r-mr-moonlight-took-mysterious-turn-1.3880196
 

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Remarkable photograph of eagle carrying a helpless lamb sparks fear among farmers

Sea-eagles were re-introduced in Scotland (the Isle of Mull) against the wishes of local farmers. With an eight foot wing-span they can carry off livestock and according to the report, their second favourite food is their smaller cousin the Golden Eagle.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/20...aph-eagle-carrying-helpless-lamb-sparks-fear/

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Remarkable photograph of eagle carrying a helpless lamb sparks fear among farmers

Sea-eagles were re-introduced in Scotland (the Isle of Mull) against the wishes of local farmers. With an eight foot wing-span they can carry off livestock and according to the report, their second favourite food is their smaller cousin the Golden Eagle.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/20...aph-eagle-carrying-helpless-lamb-sparks-fear/

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Could they be taught to prey on farmers?
 
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Interesting, I didn't know that there were still primitive tribes in the Philippines.

Farmers have less leisure time than hunter-gatherers
Date:May 21, 2019S
Source:University of Cambridge
Summary: Hunter-gatherers in the Philippines who adopt farming work around ten hours a week longer than their forager neighbors, a new study suggests, complicating the idea that agriculture represents progress. The research also shows that a shift to agriculture impacts most on the lives of women.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/05/190520115646.htm
 

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Interesting, I didn't know that there were still primitive tribes in the Philippines.

Farmers have less leisure time than hunter-gatherers
Date:May 21, 2019S
Source:University of Cambridge
Summary: Hunter-gatherers in the Philippines who adopt farming work around ten hours a week longer than their forager neighbors, a new study suggests, complicating the idea that agriculture represents progress. The research also shows that a shift to agriculture impacts most on the lives of women.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/05/190520115646.htm
It's nice to have my thoughts confirmed!
 
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I bet the calf fled into the pipe to avoid the farmer's lecherous intentions.

A three-week-old Aberdeen Angus calf has been saved following a major operation to rescue it from an underground water pipe.

Farmer Robert Osborne and stockman Iain Robertson said they struggled for two-and-a-half hours to get the calf free.

The alarm was raised on Tuesday after the Durisdeer farmer said he heard the animal making noises in the field.

He said they were eventually able to locate and free the calf, nick-named Trouble, with the help of a digger.

Mr Osborne said he had not initially believed it was possible for the calf to get into the pipe.

"When I did realise it was in, it sounded really close," he said.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-49905257
 
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Similar things happen in these isles.

An Italian farmer has been accused of terrorising his migrant workers with a shotgun and a knife and forcing them to work in the fields like slaves.

Police arrested the farmer near Terracina, south of Rome, after one of six Sikh fruit pickers on the property accused him of pressing a knife to workers’ throats and firing a pump-action shotgun over their heads.

Marco Omizzolo, a sociologist with the think tank Eurispes, said: “It’s rare for migrant farm workers to go the police but we know this is common, that there are plenty of farmers in the area who carry rifles to threaten their employee.

“It’s a new form of the slavery once seen in the American south.”

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/...tgun-to-keep-migrant-slaves-in-line-vt5f62v68
 
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