Feeds

Foghorn McLeghorn threatened with Asbo

Scottish council attempts to slap cock

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

A Scottish council is pursuing a cock with the threat of an Asbo if it refuses to cap its ear-splitting doodle-dooing.

Borders council says three-year-old Charlie's crowing exceeds a 30 decibel limit set by the World Health Organisation, beyond which kip is made difficult, The Scotsman reports.

Charlie lives in the town of Selkirk, along with some hens, ducks and a goat.

Local B&B owner George MacFarlane said: "This has been going on every day for the past two years, and enough is enough. It is absolutely hellish. For instance, this morning the dogs were barking like mad at 3am, then the cockerel started crowing at 4.15am."

Charlie's owner, Kenneth "Ozzie" Williamson, said: "I've had him since he was an egg. I have also had his mum and dad and their mum and dad. We go back generations. Cockerels are a natural sound to the countryside and country towns - much more natural than motorbikes and thumping music."

A previous attempt to calm Charlie's show-off instincts with hormone pellets failed. Today, officials are applying for an Asbo demanding that Mr McFarlane silence his gobby charge between the hours of 11pm and 3am.

It seems the council has more sinister plans for Charlie, however. In a court submission, Borders council Asboss Kerr Scott said: "The vet has informed me there is nothing that can be done to quieten a cockerel, other than wring its neck."

Scottish First minister Jack McConnell recently criticised councils for not using their powers of Asbo enough. ®

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

More from The Register

next story
Win a year’s supply of chocolate (no tech knowledge required)
Over £200 worth of the good stuff up for grabs
Facebook's Zuckerberg in EBOLA VIRUS FIGHT: Billionaire battles bug
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention contacted as site supremo coughs up
Space exploration is just so lame. NEW APPS are mankind's future
We feel obliged to point out the headline statement is total, utter cobblers
Red Bull does NOT give you wings, $13.5m lawsuit says so
Website letting consumers claim $10 cash back crashes after stampede
Down-under record: Australian gets $140k for pussy
'Tiffany' closes deal - 'it's more common to offer your wife', says agent
Internet finally ready to replace answering machine cassette tape
It's a simple message and I'm leaving out the whistles and bells
Swiss wildlife park serves up furry residents to visitors
'It's ecological' says spokesman, now how would you like your Bambi done?
The iPAD launch BEFORE it happened: SPECULATIVE GUFF ahead of actual event
Nerve-shattering run-up to the pre-planned known event
STONER SHEEP get the MUNCHIES after feasting on £4k worth of cannabis plants
Baaaaaa! Fanny's Farm's woolly flock is high, maaaaaan
FedEx helps deliver THOUSANDS of spam messages DIRECT to its Blighty customers
Don't worry Wilson, I'll do all the paddling. You just hang on
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
Win a year’s supply of chocolate
There is no techie angle to this competition so we're not going to pretend there is, but everyone loves chocolate so who cares.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Intelligent flash storage arrays
Tegile Intelligent Storage Arrays with IntelliFlash helps IT boost storage utilization and effciency while delivering unmatched storage savings and performance.