Queen's swan found barbecued on British riverbank
LONDON (AFP) - British police were on Wednesday investigating the killing and apparent barbecueing of one of Queen Elizabeth II's swans.
The bird was butchered, burnt and stripped of its flesh before the carcass was dumped on a riverbank near Windsor Castle, west of London, police and an animal charity said.
All wild mute swans in Britain are considered the property of the crown and it is an offence to kill one.
Animal charity worker Wendy Hermon said she had felt "sick" when she found the bird on Sunday.