Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Pet corner  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 13.03.2020, 12:26
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: SZ
Posts: 10,104
Groaned at 30 Times in 26 Posts
Thanked 22,866 Times in 7,255 Posts
meloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond repute
Arrest made in poisoned bait case

Finally, someone who laid poisoned bait has actually been arrested:

https://www.20min.ch/schweiz/zuerich...tappt-18879954

Summary: A witness saw a woman laying out bait; the police were informed, and on investigating found additional prepared bait at the woman's home.

This happened in Dielsdorf ZH. How many packets of rat poison wrapped in ham were laid out, and where, is not known so owners are cautioned to be watchful when out and about. Always have your dog in sight, and do not let your dog eat anything on the ground.

A packet of this bait was found by a cat; fortunately the cat brought the bait home rather than eating it in situ. Cat owners should also be aware, and as always - call the vet if your pet shows any symptoms.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 13.03.2020, 12:33
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Neuchatel
Posts: 22,517
Groaned at 566 Times in 433 Posts
Thanked 26,150 Times in 11,990 Posts
Odile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Arrest made in poisoned bait case

I so hope the fine/punishment will be important enough to serve as real deterrent. Thank goodness she was reported, and for once the matter taken seriously.

As a volunteer for the Badger Trust and a wildlife hospital in UK, I have dealt with so many cases where foxes and badgers were found slowly dying- over a period of days and even weeks- as internal organs slowly liquefy - as the dose taken is not enough to kill quickly. Key signs being dark blood congealed near all orifices, anus, but also eyes, nose. All had to be pts humanely.
Reply With Quote
The following 4 users would like to thank Odile for this useful post:
  #3  
Old 13.03.2020, 13:20
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: CH
Posts: 555
Groaned at 31 Times in 19 Posts
Thanked 521 Times in 274 Posts
ch2013 has slipped a little
Re: Arrest made in poisoned bait case

I am pretty sure the perp will be referred for psychiatric reports and given a lenient sentence (jours amende avec sursis).

Rather make her eat her bait...
Reply With Quote
The following 3 users would like to thank ch2013 for this useful post:
  #4  
Old 13.03.2020, 14:30
Ace1's Avatar
A singular modality
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Morgins, VS (and Alsace)
Posts: 7,939
Groaned at 299 Times in 195 Posts
Thanked 12,994 Times in 5,743 Posts
Ace1 has a reputation beyond reputeAce1 has a reputation beyond reputeAce1 has a reputation beyond reputeAce1 has a reputation beyond reputeAce1 has a reputation beyond reputeAce1 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Arrest made in poisoned bait case

Quote:
View Post
A packet of this bait was found by a cat; fortunately the cat brought the bait home rather than eating it in situ. Cat owners should also be aware, and as always - call the vet if your pet shows any symptoms.
We lost a cat some years ago to presumed poisoned bait. The trouble is that by the time you notice symptoms, most likely bleeding from the mouth and nose, it's likely to be too late.

The local green police (this was in France, BTW) reckoned the bait would have been set for foxes or similar; not sure that's likely (and is no justification anyway) in this particular case. Hang the bastards, I say.
Reply With Quote
The following 2 users would like to thank Ace1 for this useful post:
  #5  
Old 13.03.2020, 14:48
Pancakes's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Zurich-ish
Posts: 3,091
Groaned at 97 Times in 67 Posts
Thanked 4,928 Times in 1,980 Posts
Pancakes has a reputation beyond reputePancakes has a reputation beyond reputePancakes has a reputation beyond reputePancakes has a reputation beyond reputePancakes has a reputation beyond reputePancakes has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Arrest made in poisoned bait case

It's frightening to know that anyone could be evil enough to do something like that. I really don't understand humans sometimes.
Reply With Quote
The following 8 users would like to thank Pancakes for this useful post:
  #6  
Old 13.03.2020, 19:04
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: SZ
Posts: 10,104
Groaned at 30 Times in 26 Posts
Thanked 22,866 Times in 7,255 Posts
meloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond reputemeloncollie has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Arrest made in poisoned bait case

Quote:
View Post
I am pretty sure the perp will be referred for psychiatric reports and given a lenient sentence (jours amende avec sursis).
I fear that you are probably right.

According to a follow up article in the 20Min, the woman is in 'psychiatrischer Obhut'.

I do wish our animal protection laws had real teeth.
Reply With Quote
The following 4 users would like to thank meloncollie for this useful post:
  #7  
Old 15.03.2020, 10:58
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Neuchatel
Posts: 22,517
Groaned at 566 Times in 433 Posts
Thanked 26,150 Times in 11,990 Posts
Odile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Arrest made in poisoned bait case

And a member of the Zurich SVP party.
Reply With Quote
This user groans at Odile for this post:
  #8  
Old 15.03.2020, 11:02
Merrylegs's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Vaud/Valais
Posts: 983
Groaned at 25 Times in 17 Posts
Thanked 1,309 Times in 575 Posts
Merrylegs has a reputation beyond reputeMerrylegs has a reputation beyond reputeMerrylegs has a reputation beyond reputeMerrylegs has a reputation beyond reputeMerrylegs has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Arrest made in poisoned bait case

Quote:
View Post
I am pretty sure the perp will be referred for psychiatric reports and given a lenient sentence (jours amende avec sursis).

Rather make her eat her bait...
She should be forced to eat the bait!!!

Last edited by Ace1; 15.03.2020 at 12:12. Reason: fixed quote
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank Merrylegs for this useful post:
  #9  
Old 15.03.2020, 13:22
eng_ch's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Up where the air is clear
Posts: 1,608
Groaned at 4 Times in 4 Posts
Thanked 1,547 Times in 792 Posts
eng_ch has a reputation beyond reputeeng_ch has a reputation beyond reputeeng_ch has a reputation beyond reputeeng_ch has a reputation beyond reputeeng_ch has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Arrest made in poisoned bait case

What gets me is the mailce in the effort involved in making up the packages of bait.
Although I would say, I don't think Swiss psychiatric detention is likely to be milk and honey
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank eng_ch for this useful post:
  #10  
Old 15.03.2020, 15:53
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Neuchatel
Posts: 22,517
Groaned at 566 Times in 433 Posts
Thanked 26,150 Times in 11,990 Posts
Odile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond reputeOdile has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Arrest made in poisoned bait case

Indeed- sadly not 'just' a Swiss thing Did you ever read 'The Loop' by Evans (of Horse Whisperer fame).
Reply With Quote
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
False Advertising / Bait and Switch Laws mountainash Business & entrepreneur 12 04.12.2019 09:22
Nail-spiked bait found near Balgach SG meloncollie Pet corner 0 10.07.2018 13:30
Dangerous dog bait out Guest Pet corner 57 30.03.2016 13:43
Dogs possibly poisoned in Zumikon area Stevebrit Pet corner 8 24.03.2012 15:58
5 Dogs Poisoned in the Hönng Area meloncollie Pet corner 18 25.10.2010 13:37


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 13:38.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0