Daisy the duck was rescued from a brutal bashing at a Christchurch lake by a quick-thinking police officer.
Officers arrived at the pond in Halswell Domain in Christchurch on Thursday to find an elderly man bashing a duck with a large piece of wood.
Steve Brown, who was at the lake as the leader of the Strikeforce Boxing Canterbury children’s group, said he called police after an altercation with the man who was “killing ducks in the most inhumane, disgusting way”.
“A couple of the little 7-year-olds said they heard a real commotion in the bush and thought it was ducks fighting, but I could tell by the noise someone was hurting them.
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“I went over and the man had a duck by the neck shaking it and it was …
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