Australians like to make jokes about their Tran Tasman neighbour, the Kiwis, as sheep-bonkers, because New Zealand has more sheep than people. It’s a friendly competitive joke among two very close nations. Needless to say, the Kiwis have some names for the Aussies too.
But that joke has turned into a rather ugly fact. A Kiwi-born bloke who lives in Sydney, as many Kiwis do, has been charged in court for bestiality, meaning he f***s animals.
Bloke f***s rabbits of all things.
Apart from the lewd act, he was charged with cruelty to 17 rabbits, having mutilated them, of course on their sexual organs. Oh, there was a guinea pig involved as well.
Police began to investigate into the matter after they discovered skinned dead and dying rabbits in a laneway near the well-known Circular Quay last month. Police have reasons to believe that some rabbits had been thrown from some height into the laneway.
The bloke, Brendan Francis McMahon, worked in a building next to the lane, on the first floor. He is the director of a financial planning and mortgage brokerage company.
Worried about the bizarre and cruel mutilations (remember what I said in a previous post about Westerners' care for creatures), detectives eventually traced him through the city pet stores. That dumbo bought the rabbits with a credit card.
Incidentally Brendan Francis McMahon is highlighted on his company website as a former Bachelor of the Year winner. Maybe that was his problem.
BTW, no sheep was involved ;-)