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Animal lovers have lashed out at 'callous criminals' who left a cockerel trapped in a wheelie bin.

The Telegraph reports the outrage today, adding that it has raised fears of a wave of copycock cat animal/wheelie bin outrages.

Freddie the cockerel was apparently scooped out of a wheelie bin at a block of flats in Gloucester on Tuesday. He was found just hours before the binmen were due to arrive, thus escaping death at the jaws of a rubbish crusher.

According to thisisgloucestershire, the animal was in an distressed state, though in our experience cockerels are always slightly agitated.

A poultry farmer told the site, "For anything in the bird world, if it's without water for 24 hours, it will die within a week."

Josie Oak, an RSPCA inspector, told the Telegraph: "I am disgusted that someone has placed a living animal inside a wheelie bin and am keen to hear from anyone who knows who was responsible."

Local councillor Phil McLellan added: "I hope the person responsible can be caught and we can find out how and why this happened."

The cock-in-bin outrage comes just months after a woman was caught on CCTV dumping a cat in a wheelie bin in Coventry. ®

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