Alpaca tours at Pitsea's Wat Tyler Park end as rocks thrown at pets

Echo: Visitors – Emma Sayer, Hadleigh Rare Breeds Centre manager with two of the alpacas, Valliant, left, and Coco, which are temporarily staying there after they were attacked in an enclosure at Wat Tyler Park, Pitsea Visitors – Emma Sayer, Hadleigh Rare Breeds Centre manager with two of the alpacas, Valliant, left, and Coco, which are temporarily staying there after they were attacked in an enclosure at Wat Tyler Park, Pitsea

AN ALPACA trekking business has had to shut after yobs hurled rocks at the terrified animals.

Jackie Kendall, 51, from Noak Bridge, transformed an old play area at Wat Tyler Park, Pitsea, into an enclosure for Oreo, Fudge and Valliant, but it proved to be an easy target for vandals.

The enclosure was also not secure, meaning dogs regularly found a way in.

Mrs Kendall, a part-time carer, began offering Alpaca adventures and expeditions through the park at the end of last year, and had dreams of a busy summer season.

However, the three South American animals are now temporarily staying at Hadleigh Rare Breeds Centre until a new permanent home is found.

Mrs Kendall said: “We had a number of issues with dogs getting into the enclosure, and also people were throwing rocks and stones at the alpacas.

“It’s a shame, but it’s just not worth having them at Wat Tyler any more. I was getting too worried about them whenever I had to leave them.

“They’re getting on really well at the rare breeds centre.”

Orea, Fudge and Valliant will be at the Salvation Army-run animal attraction, at Hadleigh Farm, Castle Lane, until Monday.

They are then set to move to another temporary home in the grounds of a care home in Linford.

Emma Sawyer, manager at the rare breeds centre, said: “We would love to keep them, but unfortunately alpacas are not a rare breed, so they can’t stay here permanently.

“At first they were a bit nervous and shy, which is understandable, but they have settled in really well.

“As soon as they see a white bag they come running because they know it’s full of food.

“They’re certainly proving a big hit with our visitors.

“I just think Wat Tyler Park wasn’t the right place for them.”

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6:17am Thu 26 Jun 14

CHRISTMAS CAROL says...

Yob is a simple name for simple people. I know what I would like to call them.
Yob is a simple name for simple people. I know what I would like to call them. CHRISTMAS CAROL
  • Score: 33

6:46am Thu 26 Jun 14

Happy Chickie says...

Once these bums are found perhaps we could all throw rocks at them.
Once these bums are found perhaps we could all throw rocks at them. Happy Chickie
  • Score: 29

8:22am Thu 26 Jun 14

TheaWells says...

Why don't people FEEL any more? So many stories where I think I couldn't do that, it would have me up all night feeling crap and hating myself. It seems far too many humans are loosing the ability to feel compassion or empathy and will happily make other sentient beings the target of their fun, anger, sport...... makes me feel quite sad.
Why don't people FEEL any more? So many stories where I think I couldn't do that, it would have me up all night feeling crap and hating myself. It seems far too many humans are loosing the ability to feel compassion or empathy and will happily make other sentient beings the target of their fun, anger, sport...... makes me feel quite sad. TheaWells
  • Score: 35

10:40am Thu 26 Jun 14

Maddogg says...

Scum. How do these idiots sleep at night? They have obviously been bought up with no respect for others, and no compassion towards animals. Find them and let's get a good stoning going.
Scum. How do these idiots sleep at night? They have obviously been bought up with no respect for others, and no compassion towards animals. Find them and let's get a good stoning going. Maddogg
  • Score: 14

12:32pm Thu 26 Jun 14

LinfordsLunchbox says...

The real question is what did the alpacas do to provoke this reaction? Was it a drug deal gone wrong? Did the alpacas get drunk and start mouthing off? We all know alpacas are disproportionately represented in uk prisons. Until the alpacas are honest with the authorities, these things will continue to happen
The real question is what did the alpacas do to provoke this reaction? Was it a drug deal gone wrong? Did the alpacas get drunk and start mouthing off? We all know alpacas are disproportionately represented in uk prisons. Until the alpacas are honest with the authorities, these things will continue to happen LinfordsLunchbox
  • Score: 6

12:42pm Thu 26 Jun 14

ekcoanarak says...

TheaWells wrote:
Why don't people FEEL any more? So many stories where I think I couldn't do that, it would have me up all night feeling crap and hating myself. It seems far too many humans are loosing the ability to feel compassion or empathy and will happily make other sentient beings the target of their fun, anger, sport...... makes me feel quite sad.
Also typical of the cowardly vermin to attack something that cant retaliate.
[quote][p][bold]TheaWells[/bold] wrote: Why don't people FEEL any more? So many stories where I think I couldn't do that, it would have me up all night feeling crap and hating myself. It seems far too many humans are loosing the ability to feel compassion or empathy and will happily make other sentient beings the target of their fun, anger, sport...... makes me feel quite sad.[/p][/quote]Also typical of the cowardly vermin to attack something that cant retaliate. ekcoanarak
  • Score: 11

2:26pm Thu 26 Jun 14

emcee says...

TheaWells wrote:
Why don't people FEEL any more? So many stories where I think I couldn't do that, it would have me up all night feeling crap and hating myself. It seems far too many humans are loosing the ability to feel compassion or empathy and will happily make other sentient beings the target of their fun, anger, sport...... makes me feel quite sad.
Absolutely. Comment of the week.
[quote][p][bold]TheaWells[/bold] wrote: Why don't people FEEL any more? So many stories where I think I couldn't do that, it would have me up all night feeling crap and hating myself. It seems far too many humans are loosing the ability to feel compassion or empathy and will happily make other sentient beings the target of their fun, anger, sport...... makes me feel quite sad.[/p][/quote]Absolutely. Comment of the week. emcee
  • Score: 3

6:29pm Thu 26 Jun 14

sesibollox says...

Odd how all here are missing one vital point, why is it OK, for this woman to be making money from this unofficial zoo, parading these animals for money, now that is despicable.
Odd how all here are missing one vital point, why is it OK, for this woman to be making money from this unofficial zoo, parading these animals for money, now that is despicable. sesibollox
  • Score: -10

9:43pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Hugh.Janus says...

sesibollox wrote:
Odd how all here are missing one vital point, why is it OK, for this woman to be making money from this unofficial zoo, parading these animals for money, now that is despicable.
I don't see any point being missed here only from you, and I suggest from your name it suggests that it is a lot of what you normally talk. You obviously have not taken the time to actually read the item in the Echo as the reason for them being where they are currently, is to make them safe as at their previous home yobs seemed to think it was fun to attack defenseless animals.
Again, if you had taken the time to read, this is a Rare Breed Centre, not an unofficial Zoo.
What is despicable is that you have chosen to talk a load of b******s showing your total ignorance and inability to understand the written word.
[quote][p][bold]sesibollox[/bold] wrote: Odd how all here are missing one vital point, why is it OK, for this woman to be making money from this unofficial zoo, parading these animals for money, now that is despicable.[/p][/quote]I don't see any point being missed here only from you, and I suggest from your name it suggests that it is a lot of what you normally talk. You obviously have not taken the time to actually read the item in the Echo as the reason for them being where they are currently, is to make them safe as at their previous home yobs seemed to think it was fun to attack defenseless animals. Again, if you had taken the time to read, this is a Rare Breed Centre, not an unofficial Zoo. What is despicable is that you have chosen to talk a load of b******s showing your total ignorance and inability to understand the written word. Hugh.Janus
  • Score: 4

10:46pm Thu 26 Jun 14

chuckieboy says...

TheaWells wrote:
Why don't people FEEL any more? So many stories where I think I couldn't do that, it would have me up all night feeling crap and hating myself. It seems far too many humans are loosing the ability to feel compassion or empathy and will happily make other sentient beings the target of their fun, anger, sport...... makes me feel quite sad.
I totally agree. How would they feel if someone did that to them? Those low lifes are the scum of the earth.
[quote][p][bold]TheaWells[/bold] wrote: Why don't people FEEL any more? So many stories where I think I couldn't do that, it would have me up all night feeling crap and hating myself. It seems far too many humans are loosing the ability to feel compassion or empathy and will happily make other sentient beings the target of their fun, anger, sport...... makes me feel quite sad.[/p][/quote]I totally agree. How would they feel if someone did that to them? Those low lifes are the scum of the earth. chuckieboy
  • Score: 4

7:24am Fri 27 Jun 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

Hugh.Janus wrote:
sesibollox wrote:
Odd how all here are missing one vital point, why is it OK, for this woman to be making money from this unofficial zoo, parading these animals for money, now that is despicable.
I don't see any point being missed here only from you, and I suggest from your name it suggests that it is a lot of what you normally talk. You obviously have not taken the time to actually read the item in the Echo as the reason for them being where they are currently, is to make them safe as at their previous home yobs seemed to think it was fun to attack defenseless animals.
Again, if you had taken the time to read, this is a Rare Breed Centre, not an unofficial Zoo.
What is despicable is that you have chosen to talk a load of b******s showing your total ignorance and inability to understand the written word.
It's an unofficial zoo, thats makes sense, with caring enclosures for the animals, this mindless act of cruelty couldn't happen, Ive informed the RSPCA of these wonderously poor enclosures, allowing easy access to the animals by these yobs, hopefully it'll be closed down.
[quote][p][bold]Hugh.Janus[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sesibollox[/bold] wrote: Odd how all here are missing one vital point, why is it OK, for this woman to be making money from this unofficial zoo, parading these animals for money, now that is despicable.[/p][/quote]I don't see any point being missed here only from you, and I suggest from your name it suggests that it is a lot of what you normally talk. You obviously have not taken the time to actually read the item in the Echo as the reason for them being where they are currently, is to make them safe as at their previous home yobs seemed to think it was fun to attack defenseless animals. Again, if you had taken the time to read, this is a Rare Breed Centre, not an unofficial Zoo. What is despicable is that you have chosen to talk a load of b******s showing your total ignorance and inability to understand the written word.[/p][/quote]It's an unofficial zoo, thats makes sense, with caring enclosures for the animals, this mindless act of cruelty couldn't happen, Ive informed the RSPCA of these wonderously poor enclosures, allowing easy access to the animals by these yobs, hopefully it'll be closed down. Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: 0

8:28am Fri 27 Jun 14

SLord90 says...

Such a shame, poor defenseless animals! Why dont we get the rats in an enclosure and throw rocks at them.
Such a shame, poor defenseless animals! Why dont we get the rats in an enclosure and throw rocks at them. SLord90
  • Score: 0

7:44pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Hugh.Janus says...

Nowthatsworthknowing wrote:
Hugh.Janus wrote:
sesibollox wrote:
Odd how all here are missing one vital point, why is it OK, for this woman to be making money from this unofficial zoo, parading these animals for money, now that is despicable.
I don't see any point being missed here only from you, and I suggest from your name it suggests that it is a lot of what you normally talk. You obviously have not taken the time to actually read the item in the Echo as the reason for them being where they are currently, is to make them safe as at their previous home yobs seemed to think it was fun to attack defenseless animals.
Again, if you had taken the time to read, this is a Rare Breed Centre, not an unofficial Zoo.
What is despicable is that you have chosen to talk a load of b******s showing your total ignorance and inability to understand the written word.
It's an unofficial zoo, thats makes sense, with caring enclosures for the animals, this mindless act of cruelty couldn't happen, Ive informed the RSPCA of these wonderously poor enclosures, allowing easy access to the animals by these yobs, hopefully it'll be closed down.
Oh dear, I am sorry again, some one else who cannot read a report. These animals are at the Rare Breeds Centre because where they were kept in Wat Tyler Park , (which is not a zoo unofficial or otherwise), was not safe for them. So they are being put up temporarily until Monday for their safety in the Rare Breeds Centre, which by definition is not a Zoo. The enclosures at the Centre are totally adequate for the breeds that they keep there.
Are you looking for fame and fortune by reporting to the RSPCA, and what might I ask are you reporting. Or are you just someone who like the sound of their own voice. Get your facts straight, or learn to read properly.
[quote][p][bold]Nowthatsworthknowing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hugh.Janus[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sesibollox[/bold] wrote: Odd how all here are missing one vital point, why is it OK, for this woman to be making money from this unofficial zoo, parading these animals for money, now that is despicable.[/p][/quote]I don't see any point being missed here only from you, and I suggest from your name it suggests that it is a lot of what you normally talk. You obviously have not taken the time to actually read the item in the Echo as the reason for them being where they are currently, is to make them safe as at their previous home yobs seemed to think it was fun to attack defenseless animals. Again, if you had taken the time to read, this is a Rare Breed Centre, not an unofficial Zoo. What is despicable is that you have chosen to talk a load of b******s showing your total ignorance and inability to understand the written word.[/p][/quote]It's an unofficial zoo, thats makes sense, with caring enclosures for the animals, this mindless act of cruelty couldn't happen, Ive informed the RSPCA of these wonderously poor enclosures, allowing easy access to the animals by these yobs, hopefully it'll be closed down.[/p][/quote]Oh dear, I am sorry again, some one else who cannot read a report. These animals are at the Rare Breeds Centre because where they were kept in Wat Tyler Park , (which is not a zoo unofficial or otherwise), was not safe for them. So they are being put up temporarily until Monday for their safety in the Rare Breeds Centre, which by definition is not a Zoo. The enclosures at the Centre are totally adequate for the breeds that they keep there. Are you looking for fame and fortune by reporting to the RSPCA, and what might I ask are you reporting. Or are you just someone who like the sound of their own voice. Get your facts straight, or learn to read properly. Hugh.Janus
  • Score: 1

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