A beloved pet rooster named Elvis was found gruesomely killed in Yorkshire, England, earlier this month, and the search is on to find the intruder responsible for his death.
Elvis's human, Andrew Hinkinson, told The Dodo about the "sick and scary" ordeal: Someone had released his birds from the cages they sleep in at night and allowed them to fight. Police believe the crime was videotaped by the culprit for entertainment.
"The cruelty is so senseless, so useless, just killing for killing's sake," Hinkinson, who has received over 1,000 messages of support, wrote on Twitter, adding that he doesn't blame his larger birds for doing what they did. They had been kept separate from Elvis to prevent something like this from happening.
Hinkinson wrote on his blog that Elvis had a particular bond with Hinkinson's elderly father Bernard.