Sunday, April 14, 2019

Ganesha the bull goes missing

Source Website: https://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore/bull-goes-missing-after-it-ventures-out-dairy-farm-pen
By Evan See, Serafina-annemarie Basciano, The New Paper on 11 April 2019 at 06:00 am


The search party maps out a strategy to find Ganesha the bull.
PHOTO: The search party maps out a strategy to find Ganesha the bull.
On Tuesday (April 9), the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) was informed by Viknesh Dairy Farm that one of its bulls was missing from its pen.
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At the time, the owner of the farm, who wanted to be known only as Mr Manikandan, believed the bull was still in his 2.8ha compound at Lim Chu Kang.



The two-year-old black and white bull Ganesha escaped its pen at Viknesh Dairy Farm on Tuesday.
PHOTO: The two-year-old black and white bull Ganesha escaped its pen at Viknesh Dairy Farm on Tuesday.
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Yesterday, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) said in a statement that the two-year-old bull named Ganesha may have "ventured out of the farm's premises as there was a break in the farm's fencing."


Yesterday, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) said in a statement that the two-year-old bull named Ganesha may have 'ventured out of the farm's premises as there was a break in the farm's fencing.'
PHOTO: Yesterday, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) said in a statement that the two-year-old bull named Ganesha may have "ventured out of the farm's premises as there was a break in the farm's fencing."
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The statement added that the search is ongoing and the SFA advised the public not to approach or provoke the bull.

Mr Manikandan, who has been in the animal husbandry profession for 40 years, said the 1.5m-tall animal is mainly used in religious ceremonies, such as Hindu blessings of homes, and is not aggressive.

"There is nothing to worry about; it will return in a week or two," said the 78-year-old.



Mr Manikandan, who has been in the animal husbandry profession for 40 years, said the 1.5m-tall animal is mainly used in religious ceremonies, such as Hindu blessings of homes, and is not aggressive.
PHOTO: Mr Manikandan, who has been in the animal husbandry profession for 40 years, said the 1.5m-tall animal is mainly used in religious ceremonies, such as Hindu blessings of homes, and is not aggressive.
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Ganesha is one of a herd of 36 at the farm.
PHOTO: Ganesha is one of a herd of 36 at the farm. The cattle are bred for milk and also take part in religious ceremonies such as temple openings.
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But Mr Ben Lee, wildlife conservationist and founder of Nature Trekker, said the bull could inadvertently create a dangerous situation.

He told TNP: "An animal as large as a bull escaping into a public area could pose a serious threat to both itself and the public.

"If it were to run onto a road, it could cause a serious traffic accident, either by becoming roadkill or by causing an accident between cars that are trying to avoid it."

The SFA is working with the National Parks Board and the farm to locate the bull.



The hunt is on for Ganesha the runaway Lim Chu Kang farm bull
PHOTO: The hunt is on for Ganesha the runaway Lim Chu Kang farm bull
A search party on April 10, 2019, looking for the missing bull who escaped from his pen at Viknesh Dairy Farm in Lim Chu Kang.
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A search party of at least 20 entered the forested area near the farm yesterday, Chinese-language evening daily Lianhe Wanbao reported.

The SFA said if members of the public spot the bull, they should call the Animal Response Centre at 1800-476-1600. Parts of this article have been amended for clarity.



People were seen entering Viknesh Dairy Farm to help with the search.
PHOTO: People were seen entering Viknesh Dairy Farm to help with the search.
TODAY understands that the search, which was led by the SFA since it involves a farm animal, started at around 9am.
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Mr Ben Lee, wildlife conservationist and founder of Nature Trekker, said the bull could inadvertently create a dangerous situation.
Mr Ben Lee, wildlife conservationist and founder of Nature Trekker, said the bull could inadvertently create a dangerous situation.
PHOTO: Mr Ben Lee, wildlife conservationist and founder of Nature Trekker, said the bull could inadvertently create a dangerous situation.
He told TNP: "An animal as large as a bull escaping into a public area could pose a serious threat to both itself and the public."


"Every animal of the forest is mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills. I know every bird in the mountains, and the creatures of the field are mine." (Psalm 50:10-11)
God is always caring for his creatures. Psalms that remind pet owners of God's goodness and care for all his creation include Psalms 91, 145, and 147.
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By Evan See, Serafina-annemarie Basciano, The New Paper on 11 April 2019 at 06:00 am
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Reference
[1] Evan See, Serafina-annemarie Basciano, The New Paper, Ganesha the bull goes missing, may have 'ventured out' of farm, says SFA, posted on 11 April 2019 at 06:00 am, https://www.tnp.sg/news/singapore/bull-goes-missing-after-it-ventures-out-dairy-farm-pen


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