New York Orders of Protection Extended to … Pekin Ducks

A Long Island Duck, of the Pekin variety – along with its owner, has been granted an order of protection by a Long Island court.

The order will remain in effect until 2016 – longer than many orders of protection protecting human victims of domestic violence.

The man under the order was also sentenced to a year of confinement for aggravated cruelty to an animal.

More severe consequences than are inflicted on many domestic abusers of humans.

The man shot the duck with a pellet gun.

After the incident, the duck stopped laying eggs for a time.

The duck’s family now plans to relocate with it to Arizona.

Read more in this Newsday article: Circles the Pekin duck is moving off Long Island.