As far as taking care of animals is concerned, humanity has reached at it’s worst level. According to animal activists a swan has ‘died of a broken heart’ after her unborn cygnets were killed by youngsters who destroyed her nest.
The swan’s nest was reportedly along the Manchester Canal in Bolton, and housed her unhatched eggs. A group of teenage boys threw bricks and rocks at the swan’s nest and unhatched eggs on May 20, reports Manchester Evening News.
After the incident, only three of the six unhatched cygnets survived. Since then, wildlife activists had been keeping an eye on the swan couple and their nest. According to the report, the male swan left about two weeks ago and has not returned since; the reason for this is believed to be stress.
According to the activists two more eggs were lost in the recent weeks, leaving only one. Then the female swan was found dead in her nest.
There’s not much I can say really. She probably died of a broken heart as she had a partner for life and he was driven away by stress,” MEN quoted wildlife activist, Sam Woodrow as saying.
A Facebook user called Michael Mason also wrote in the All About Bolton Facebook group:
‘I have tried to keep you updated on this swan who laid six eggs, three were destroyed by youths, she has then been harassed by dogs jumping in and harassed by a duck and moor hen and two more eggs were lost leaving her with one egg’.
post further said, ‘Her mate left her on her own and sadly I was informed this morning she was found slumped in her nest dead. Just feel like crying as I have followed her progress for about 12 weeks’.
Activists are on a lookout for the teenagers who are responsible for this tragedy.