King Harry's cow stolen in Truro
A reward has been offered for the safe return of a fibreglass cow that has been stolen from outside Truro Cathedral.
The cow, which belongs to the King Harry Ferry Company, was on an environmental mission to raise awareness of the forthcoming Footsteps to Copenhagen procession due to take place in Truro on Tuesday, October 27.
It had been placed outside the cathedral by local boat-builder, Rory MacPhee, who had rowed up the river with the cow from the King Harry offices in Feock.
The cow had been bought by the Ferry Company as a replacement for ‘Blue Lady’, the cow the company sponsored as part of the Hall for Cornwall’s Jack’s Cows herd.
“As many people know we took part in the Jack’s Cow campaign over the summer to raise money for the Hall for Cornwall’s Loved to Bits campaign,” said King Harry’s Toby Budd.
“Blue Lady with her webcam was extremely popular and we estimated that over 60,000 saw her in her time with us.
“When she was sold at auction we all really missed her so we decided to replace her with a new cow.
“When we first heard she was stolen we thought it was a joke as Blue Lady went missing over the summer. But she was returned to us safely after being taken on a pub crawl.
“We all feel really shocked as she has become a part of the King Harry team and hope that she will be returned to us very soon.”
The cow had been loaned to Rory MacPhee to use to raise awareness of the Footsteps to Copenhagen campaign.
The initiative aims to raise awareness of climate change in the lead up to the United Nations talks. One of the key elements is the promotion of the “Cornish Declaration” which sets out the intentions of Cornwall residents and visitors to lead sustainable lives and urges the Government to be instrumental in reaching a deal at Copenhagen.
Rory said: “It’s a shame that a cow on an important mission should be stolen like this.
“I just hope that it gets returned safe and in one piece so it can enjoy a tranquil life by the river.”
For more information phone Devon and Cornwall Police on 08452 777444 and quote crime number GT/09/2475.
For more information please visit the website www.kingharryscornwall.co.uk or phone 01872 861917