"He tried to protect Sadie, a black Labrador-cross, but in the melee fell to the ground and was trampled by the cow."
I'm left wondering how someone who is visually challenged would envisage he might protect his Guide Dog from something which (presumably) he couldn't even see in the first place? Did he perchance listen intently for the sound of galloping hooves on soft grass and throw himself in a brave, but ultimately futile, gesture in front of what he thought was the point of attack; only to land 10 feet away facing the wrong direction whilst the beast attempted to impall poor Sadie on a very sharp horn?
Maybe it was delayed protest over European Milk Quotas or atrocities carried out during the great BSE purges?
Makes a refreshing change from Expenses news I suppose (although the article even manages to refer to that too).