If Logan had the courage, despite his sadness, to contact us, he would have warned his entire region. Because according to him, it is a free gesture that cannot be explained.
It was with a lump in his throat that Logan contacted us via the orange Alert Us button. The 35-year-old was taken by surprise when he went to his pasture near Callenelle in Péruwelz. He goes there as every morning to feed his two goats, his two pigs, his chickens, and his ducks. “When I arrived, all my animals were hidden“, he explains.”It’s very strange because they usually run to me.“Very intrigued, the independent trader approached and discovered a horror spectacle.”There was a large pool of blood“, he said with fear.”And I saw El Blanco around.“
El Blanco is Logan’s kid. He has been doing this for two years. “He was shot“It’s rebellious.”He was bleeding on his back. He was in a lot of pain, he pointed out.“
I have no children, and for me, my animals are my children
Directly, Logan shipped the animal and ran to a veterinary clinic in Tournai. But there was nothing left for the poor man to do. “The lead broke the spine and entered the spinal cord“, he described.”We had to euthanize it.“At this point in his testimony, Logan cannot hold back his tears. “I have no children, and for me, my animals are my children“, he moved.”I loved El Blanco so much. She is ashamed and disgusted.“
If Logan had the courage, despite his sadness, to contact us, he would have warned his entire region. Because according to him, it is a free gesture that cannot be explained. “I have no enemies“, he said.”There are sometimes hunters who are not far away but it is impossible for it is an accident given the layout of the place. Remain therefore an act of will in a person, for pleasure.“
You can clearly see the lead fragments on the radio (DR)
“Animal abuse is not trivial”
In the Bernissart-Péruwelz police area, we are surprised by such an act. “This is a very special case“, says Commissioner Christophe Carpaccio.”I am not aware of such other situations in Callenelle. Though, in my career, I have unfortunately seen this kind of animal abuse.“The commissioner confirmed that if the facts are proven, an investigation will be opened to prevent this from happening again. What is certain is that this attack is taken very seriously.”Animal abuse is not trivial“, insisted the policeman.”Mistreatment, on humans or animals, is always very serious.“
I will put two meter high fences, hedges and install cameras
Faced with this aggression, the entire Logan neighborhood went into a psychosis. Presented in the village for only two years, the merchant is already very well integrated. “I thank all my neighbors for their support in the face of what happened“, he said.”But now everyone is scared because there are so many animals in the village.“Like Logan, the locals will take steps to protect the animals.”I will put two meter high fences, hedges and install cameras“, he explains.”It will cost me 4000 euros when I have already recovered my whole house. It couldn’t get any worse, but I have to be safe with my animals. Some neighbors will do the same.“Since the attack on his goat, nothing has been the same for Logan. He hardly sleeps anymore.”I went round to see if anyone came near my house at night“He explained.
Commissioner Christophe Carpaccio of the Bernissart-Péruwelz police area can understand this reaction that he is judging “natural“but he doesn’t advise it.”This can lead to a real escalation of violence“, he warns.”The best thing is to trust the police. It is clear that we will be patrolling Callenelle more often.“
The hardest thing for Logan is to see changes in his animal behavior since the aggression of El Blanco. “They are traumatized. The pigs are loaded on me now whereas they were very friendly before. I have to coax them again.“
“El Blanco” (DR)