A DEAD black lamb was found dumped at the home of Mallorca’s first black mayor.
Guillem Balboa, mayor of Alaro, has reported the incident to the Guardia Civil. It is unknown who is responsible.
Police are exploring racist or fascist motivations, and the possibility that it is a sick joke.
Balboa found the dying lamb in his courtyard when he returned from a trip with his wife just after the Alaro festival. He told police they were confronted with a putrid smell when they entered the house.Outside he found the rotting corpse of the lamb.
It was in an advanced state of decomposition and its stomach grossly inflated with gases caused by bacterial infection.
The lamb had left a trail of blood as it crawled across the patio. The mayor believes it was still alive when the culprit (s) threw it over his fence. There were no signs of a break in.
A forensic report found that the lamb had been savagely beaten and died from a heavy blow to the skull. “If it is a wild prank then I am only offended by the treatment of the poor animal,” Balboa said in a public statement.
“If it is a political criticism then it’s incomprehensible because anyone can come to the town hall and tell me what they think.
“I interpret it as a message of rejection, but all it has succeeded in doing is encouraging me to continue working for the people,” he continued.
Balboa took office as Mallorca’s first black mayor in history in June. Born in Equatorial Guinea, he moved to Mallorca as a boy with his family in 1970.
He has worked at the University of the Balearic Islands and lived in Palma until 2006 when he moved to Alaro with his wife.