A 50-year-old construction worker and father of four has been arrested in Turkey’s Marmara region, for allegedly raping a duck, The alleged rapist was staying at the home of his in-laws at the time, and his father-in-law claimed one of his ducks had been raped.
Hurriyet Daily News
reported the man's father-in-law found "feathers and blood" in a bed with the duck, who was "unable to walk." The man's mother-in-law claims she found his bloody shirt by a tree the next morning. The arrested man denies the charges, calling them "slander."
reported that the raped duck was taken to the Veterinary Animal Hospital at Uludag University for treatment.
Turkish animal rights lawyers have condemned the alleged rape as brutal torture of an animal.