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Bull escapes from farm in UAE, attacks three workers

Ismail Sebugwaawo/Abu Dhabi
Filed on January 23, 2020 | Last updated on January 23, 2020 at 11.33 am
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The bull stayed in the compound of a resident for a few days.

Three workers were injured while trying to control a raging bull that had fled from the farm of an Emirati in Al Ain.

After escaping the farm, the bull stayed in the residential neighbourhood which caused panic among residents. Three workers tried to catch the bull so they could take it away from the compound of a resident where it had stayed for two days and return it to the farm owner. The unruly animal, however, knocked them down causing minor to moderate injuries. The men were taken to hospital.

An official, a veterinarian at the Animal Health Centre at the Zoo in Al Ain, said the public institution of the Zoo and Aquariums in Al Ain was notified about the unruly bull that had caused chaos in the home of one of the residents.

"Given the big size of the bull and the way it acted caused panic among residents, especially pedestrians and people in the home of a citizen where it had fled to," said the official. "Three workers tried to control the situation by attempting to catch the bull but failed and it attacked them instead."

The official said that after receiving information about the raging animal, they cooperated with another veterinarian firm and arranged a safe anesthesia equipment to contain the situation.

"We then went to the citizen's home and used skills and professionalism to calm down and control the bull using the sophisticated anesthesia devices," said the veterinarian, adding that after catching the bull, it was taken back to the farm of its owner.

"We also provided the necessary treatment to the bull as it was injured during his agitation," he added.

The official stressed that the veterinary services department at the General Establishment for the Zoo and Aquariums in Al Ain helps sustain the wealth of animals, and this is one of the strategies of the park. The official advised animal and farm owners to instal strong protection fences at the farms for the safety and security of both the animals and residents.


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