BUSHENYI FARMER COUNTS LOSSES AS BEASTS KILL 18 GOATS
By Aggrey Twesigye
A farmer in Bushenyi district is counting losses after her 18 goats were attacked and killed by Savage beasts on Monday night.
The goats belong to Rusiya Rwabutwagu alias maama Ruharo a resident of Rwandaro cell,Ruharo ward, Bushenyi-Ishaka Municipality.
The incident comes barely two weeks after Savage beasts attacked livestock in Katuura village in Mashonga parish, Kyamuhunga Sub-county in Bushenyi district leaving a number of farmers counting losses.
According to the locals, the beasts attack domestic animals while they are grazing. The residents said beasts also attack the livestock during the night when people are asleep.
Farmers said some of the wild beasts only suck blood after killing the livestock.
According to Sula Nuwe, councilor for Mashonga parish, the strange wild animals have so far killed 11 goats, four sheep, and a cow.
Nuwe said locals are living in fear, calling upon government to intervene before the situation escalates.
Roberts Natukunda, the Bushenyi district veterinary officer also suspected the wild dogs to be the ones killing domestic animals, adding that responsible officers will find a lasting solution.