An attack by a cow, the 7-year-old boy yesterday at a Zealand camping farm fatal become. "The fact that a cow attacks a person is very exceptional – a very sad accident", says a cow expert at RTL Nieuws.
The boy was attacked yesterday afternoon at camping farm De Koehoorn in the Meliskerke in Zeeland. The deceased boy was the son of the owner. Bystanders who saw it happen are taken care of.
Move to another meadow
According to a spokesperson for the police, the cow was moved to another pasture at the time of the accident. "The boy did not kick and he did not walk over him", says a police spokesman. "The boy has been attacked by the cow." Why the cow did that is unclear.
Jan Vullings, editor-in-chief of the magazine De Boerderij, calls it a terrible sad accident. "The fact that a cow attacks a person or child is also very important, I can not remember such a happiness."
An attack by a bull does occur. Every year there are on average 1 to 2 fatal accidents with bulls in our country.
Rescuers could not save the boy anymore. Photo: GinoPress.
Vullings suspects that the cow on the camping farm has panicked yesterday or was shocked. "An average cow weighs 500 kilos, and such a huge weight can have fatal consequences."
Cows are used to people, says Vullings. "But if you walk in a meadow, you should always be alert, cows stay big animals, if they are frightened or panicked, they can make crazy movements, a cat gets a crab, a cow can weigh 500 kilos come at you. "
If things go wrong with a bull, it is often because people, in most cases farmers, become oppressed. "For example, because they are standing in a stable behind the cow, bulls are attacking people faster, a bull running in a pasture among their cows sees a person faster as an intruder, and bulls can weigh 700 kilos, a huge weight."
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