Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Cows sent to rehab

Cows sent to rehab

Cows sent to rehab

POLICE in Phnom Penh’s Dangkor district have captured 12 cows that were roaming “anarchically” and disrupting traffic.

Dangkor district governor Kit Sopha said he had ordered police to arrest the 12 wayward cows over the weekend.

The bovines are being detained at the My Chance Centre, a drug-rehabilitation facility in the city’s Sen Sok district.

“This is not the first time we have cracked down on roaming cows,” Kit Sopha said.

The animals had been detained in connection with the Kingdom’s Land Traffic Law, which prohibited animals from “walking in a disorderly manner on a public road”.

Their owners must now write letters to City Hall in order to get their animals back, he said.

In March, police in Dangkor district detained 15 cows and bulls after a spate of incidents in which lustful bulls had vigorously pursued potential mates, disrupting traffic and endangering passersby. Local officials said at the time that seven of the animals were to be slaughtered and used to feed troops stationed at Preah Vihear temple.

Yin Kea, deputy department chief of Dangkor district, said wild livestock had proved a consistent problem.

“Authorities have repeatedly informed cow raisers not to allow their animals to roam because it can cause traffic accidents, congestion and public disorder,” Yin Kea said.

MOST VIEWED

  • Reuters: US Embassy fired 32 staff members for sharing pornography

    The United States Embassy in Phnom Penh has fired 32 non-diplomatic staff members who were allegedly caught exchanging pornographic images and video, including of minors, according to the news agency Reuters. Four sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told Reuters the content was shared in

  • Our 2018 guide to spending Khmer New Year in Phnom Penh

    Khmer New Year festivities are upon us. For the next few days, travellers will be making their way to their home provinces to eat, celebrate, play traditional games and visit a pagoda with offerings. If you will be staying put in Phnom Penh for the

  • US think tank warns of China's 'ulterior motives'

    A US think tank on Tuesday warned that spreading Chinese investment in the Indo-Pacific follows a pattern of leveraging geopolitical influence at the expense of the nations receiving investment, including Cambodia. The report looks at a sample of 15 Chinese port development projects, noting that the

  • More than three tonnes of ivory reportedly bound for Cambodia seized in Mozambique

    A total of 3.5 tonnes of ivory reportedly bound for Cambodia was seized by authorities in Mozambique late last week, according to the NGO Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). CITES' information was based on a report from the