Following on from yesterday’s post about the cockerel being sent to prison in Trujillo, Colón, the story has been the source of the upmost concern (or mockery) in the Honduran newspapers, being front page news, with headlines such as:
“Cockerel passes second day in jail.”
The case is now a court issue, as they are waiting the owner to pay a fine for “vagancia de animales” – which roughly translates into “not taking due care of animals”. It seems the neighbour who tried to kill the cockerel because it was always trying to climb his trees. The owner also threatened to kill his neighbour on Facebook. It seems that the heat doesn’t turn just cheles slightly coo-coo in this part of the world; Catrachos struggle too.
Sub-inspector in Trujillo, Orlin Sequeira, informed the newspaper La Prensa that the cockerel is being fed corn by his colleagues, and has all the water it needs. It has no name as far as I know, but Luis Osavas from Secretary of Security took time out to commend the police on their decision of imprisoning a cockerel to resolve this domestic dispute.
Whether the cockerel knows of the trouble it’s caused is another matter. I like to think it does; poultry with a sense of humour.
We await day three.