Long Trench People Mad
By Mellica McPherson
Long Trench are complaining about the number of unattended cows that roam the
area. They claim that these cows enter their yards and wreak havoc.
Trench women told The Island Sun newspaper that cows walk into their yards and
head straight to their clothes, pull them from the lines, and tramp on them. One
resident said, “I have a big family, and that means that I usually have a lot of
laundry, I don’t own a clothes-dryer and I can’t afford to go to the laundry and
dry my clothes, I shouldn’t have to since God has blessed Tortola with so much
sunshine. My husband and I don’t own cows so why should we fear the damages
those animals make? This is my yard and I should be able to hang my clothes on
my line without interference.”
residents the cows are attracted to the clothes line with freshly washed
clothes. “Who said animals don’t have sense, you should see the way these cows
go back and forth rubbing themselves against the clothes. They don’t stop until
all of the clothes are dirty. They cause people to wash over and over again and
that shouldn’t be. The sad thing is that they do it day and night so there is
no safe time to hang one’s clothes. This cow situation is menacing,” one
furious lady said.
unattended cattle problem seems to be affecting most
Long Trench’ residents. One man feels as if the cows have something against him
and commented, “these cows leave the road and come into my yard, walk onto my
porch and mess it up, and from the refuse they leave I average that it must be
more than ten culprits," he said this while shoveling.
Trench man told this newspaper that after the cows had eaten all of the potted
plants he had on his porch on two occasions, he and a few other Long Trench
residents went in search of the owners of the “criminal” cows. He said, “Long
Trench is a community where everyone is related, we all know each other, so I
was upset when one of the owners of the cows told me that they do not belong to
him. I know him, and I know those cows are his.”
Trench residents are threatening that if the situation isn’t looked into they
will take matters into their own hands.
This is a
matter that will generate further news reports.
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