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Caller angry over roaming cows coming to his yard

- called it unfair for him to have to invest in fencing his property to keep them out
November 17th, 2015 | Tags: cows roaming animals 3D Show Doug Wheatley caller
A caller to the 3D Show of Friday November 13, 2015 called on the Government to take stronger action against those who have their cattle roaming the streets and destroying persons’ property. Photo: VINO/File
Host of the 3D Show Doug Wheatley. Photo: VINO/File
Host of the 3D Show Doug Wheatley. Photo: VINO/File
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – A caller to the 3D Show hosted by Doug Wheatley of Friday November 13, 2015 called on the Government to take stronger action against those who have their cattle roaming the streets and destroying persons’ property.

“I have a situation where I am living where there are cows belonging to someone else which just roam the streets and destroy people’s property,” said the irate caller.

“And it doesn’t matter what you say or what you do, nobody helps,” he said.

According to the caller, the Government started a campaign some time ago where the Department of Agriculture was rounding up the animals but nothing has become of this.

“In my absence a cow came into my yard and stepped on one of the exposed pipes and broke the pipe and I basically lost all of the water out of the system,” he said.

He called it unfair to him that other people’s cattle should put him in such expense and said that he should not have to be invest in fencing his property to keep the roaming animals out.

He said people are already finding it hard to maintain their mortgage much less to have to invest additional funds into fencing.

According to the man, the persons urging him to fence his property are not willing to help him with the money to do it.

24 Responses to “Caller angry over roaming cows coming to his yard”

  • DON Q (17/11/2015, 09:18) Like (7) Dislike (2) Reply
    I guess you will hear there is no money to continue the programme
  • Spectator (17/11/2015, 09:21) Like (6) Dislike (23) Reply
    boss if you serious about your place fence it end of story
    • nonsense (17/11/2015, 10:25) Like (26) Dislike (1) Reply
      @Spectator , You obviously have not observed these cows around the BVI. They are able to trample on fencing and maneuver in the tightest situations. iF Animal owners are serious about their animals they should make sure they are able to feed them and have enough space to keep them. Animal owners that allow their animals to roam around like that should be charged for animal cruelty from neglect and providing a safe environment for their animals. Animal activists like to make a lot of noise but they don't realise that the same owners often put the animals at risk by allowing them to roam in other peoples yard because they are hungry.
  • Guest (17/11/2015, 09:25) Like (31) Dislike (0) Reply
    You have walking hamburgers and steak roaming in your yard and you don't know what to do with them?
  • son of the soil (17/11/2015, 09:41) Like (19) Dislike (6) Reply
    Those cows born right here!
  • wow (17/11/2015, 09:53) Like (15) Dislike (0) Reply
    There are a set of cows that a left to roam free on the Ridge Road and we also experienced a burst pipe from them. Yes we are gated but the cows find ways to get into your yard regardless and continue to filth up the place.
  • wize up (17/11/2015, 09:55) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
    what? wheatley off NHI now( just asking ) I know that was his pet peeve
  • :/ (17/11/2015, 10:35) Like (25) Dislike (0) Reply
    Simple, the owners don't want to pen their animals well slaughter them & have a feast. Christmas coming, that's nuff bull foot soup & beef roaming the streets. Why pay restaurant prices when you have it walking around for free. When the owners notice less & less animals coming back they either safeguard what they have or lose it all.
    • The POLICE (17/11/2015, 11:19) Like (1) Dislike (10) Reply
      Theft is a no no so do not encourage it.
      • :/ (18/11/2015, 10:29) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
        Finders keepers, losers weepers. Theft would be going to the owner's yard & going with them. If they roam in my yard so FREELY then they become mine! If the owner(s) nuh want that happen well keep your goods in your own yard.
  • one eye (17/11/2015, 11:19) Like (2) Dislike (4) Reply
    The cows were here before us
    • Really? (17/11/2015, 12:26) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
      Indigenous animals of the BVI - tortola doves, hawks, turtles and iguanas, yes. Cows? NO - brought in on work permits!
  • i from here (17/11/2015, 12:19) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    Send them by my yard, I need some Beef for Christmas.
  • W*F (17/11/2015, 14:13) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Take them to the abbator. I had the same problem and I had to secure my fence. That kept them off my property, but they just went to my neighbors down the road.
  • @ police (17/11/2015, 14:17) Like (8) Dislike (1) Reply
    That is not stealing because they in your yard and if so what are these cows doing? Aren't they trespassing? Well if its up to me with the expense they would cause me and the owner i would be doing all a favour, free christmas meat for all. That's the only way property owners can pay for damages caused by them and you know what the cow owners will say, oh that's not mine. So as the talking done butchering will start then you can come lock me up after me and others bellies are filled
  • no offence (17/11/2015, 14:19) Like (0) Dislike (8) Reply
    The cow doesn't know that he is trespassing. FENCE YOUR PLACE!
    • Guest (17/11/2015, 15:15) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
      How about the owners of the cow fence their place to keep their cows IN??? Tortola have to be the only place I find people want others to pay for their negligence and irresponsibility. Other people should not have to fence anything, why are they being put in expense for the negligence of someone that owns the roaming animal??? The cow's owner should be the one to fence his property to keep his animals in not the other way around. Tortola people like to have them cake and eat to jack...
    • @ no offence (17/11/2015, 15:31) Like (4) Dislike (1) Reply
      You sound like someone that doesn't have this problem because if you did no matter how many fences will you put up to have trample down. It's like you dont overstand that these cows climb fences. Its a high wall land owners will have to put up next and guess what they will go over the next fence and you lose your property value. Still one shouldn't have to go out their way and pocket to errect fences to keep cows out, that should be the cow owners job to fence them in and if they can't handle that then its free meat for all. Secure your cows if you know you want them or else we would be eating big plates of your livestock
  • Join the club (17/11/2015, 17:46) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    I reported the same this to Agriculture a couple of months ago. I don't know how they end up in certain parts of my yard and they eat up all your nice nice plants, not the ugly weeds and bush, the nice nice plants
  • reed (17/11/2015, 18:10) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    That shouldn't be a problem Christmas coming just deal with them and let me know where you is... I could do well with some beef.
  • oh plz (17/11/2015, 21:13) Like (1) Dislike (4) Reply
    How is this important? Come one now. Irrelevant.
  • Talk now (18/11/2015, 13:30) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Deport them! That's what u all like to say !!!!!!
  • Lily Ann (18/11/2015, 17:17) Like (0) Dislike (1) Reply
    So he have a Cow epidemic and his greatest idea was to complain to a radio talk show !!!!! Ahhh yes ... the BVI !!!!!

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