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Bulls replace guard dogs at scrap yard in Valencia

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Bulls replace guard dogs at scrap yard in Valencia
Two bulls will be patrolling the scrap yard in eastern Spain. Archive photo: AFP
13:01 CEST+02:00
Guard dogs were not proving enough of a deterrent to thieves at a car breakers yard in eastern Spain so the owner has brought in a pair of fighting bulls.

After a summer that saw seven separate break-ins at his second hand auto parts business in the Valencian town of Montserrat, Emilio Cerveró decided he needed to review his security measures.

He complained that thieves had repeatedly cut the fence into the premises to release his guard dogs and four had been killed since the start of the summer.

So he has now released a pair of toro bravos – the Spanish breed of bull used in bullfighting – to roam the property in the hope of deterring any intruders.

Cerveró complains that the robberies started when part of his land was expropriated by the council to build a new road and his perimeter wall was replaced with a flimsy wire fence.

“The bulls can roam around freely in the yard and let’s hope they do their job,” he told Spanish television news La Sexta.  “All I am trying to do is protect my property”.

 
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