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Duck is Man’s Best Friend (Video)


U.K. resident Barrie Hayman has an interesting bond with one of the ducks he breeds. The duck in question, Star, was shunned by his siblings as a child; Hayman then decided to raise the duck himself.  Now, the pair go everywhere together — Star even rides in Hayman’s car and goes for walks in his town’s main street.

Hayman told the ITN News that, while he’s trained ducks for competition before, he hasn’t trained this one. What do you think about this? Is this a sweet, if unconventional, friendship? Or is Hayman’s treatment of Star unethical and inappropriate?


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7:41AM PDT on Jul 14, 2014

That is so sweet. Star seems to be a great pet.

1:01PM PST on Feb 22, 2013

Wow! How tender! God bless them both!

2:09AM PST on Feb 21, 2013

Nice one....

5:56AM PST on Dec 27, 2012

how cute!!!!

5:51AM PST on Dec 27, 2012

Nice story and friendship.

12:14PM PST on Nov 17, 2012

friendship is great thing

6:24AM PDT on Oct 29, 2012

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1:55AM PDT on Oct 14, 2012

I think the bond between the two is a wonderful thing!
They are happy in their companionship, and it works for them--it's great!

5:05AM PDT on Oct 7, 2012


7:24PM PDT on Oct 6, 2012

Why would the writer ask "is Hayman's treatment of Star unethical and inappropriate"? Considering the man breeds ducks (and we all know where they end up) it's really something that he's befriended the lonely duck, it's lovely to see how other people react too.

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