That’s the number of bullets it took to kill a horse.
ANGRY villagers have claimed it took 19 shots by a police marksman to kill a stray horse at Dunnington, near York.
FFS. Were the Police wearing blinkers or something?
Pam Frankland claimed the scene as police chased one of the horses was like “cowboys and Indians”, and she was disgusted because 19 shots had to be fired before the animal died.
And as another resident points out.
“They may as well have machine gunned the animal. There is real cruelty and incompetence there.”
And the usual weasel words justifying their barbarity from the Force Spokesman.
He said every effort was made to avoid having to shoot the horses, but said: “Ultimately public safety has to be the over-riding concern of the police. We simply could not risk the very real possibility of the horses causing a serious or even fatal road traffic collision.”
Of course the real story about the sorry tale comes from Commenter kmt1977 at 10:02pm
On the first day that these horses were loose the landowner and various people from the estate including myself contacted the police to inform them of the loose horses, they did not want to know, we contacted the RSPCA who again were not interested and said it was no responisibilty of theirs! (Ed. Not my spelling)
The RSPCA again seen at it’s worst.
And as for the Police….
to the police it was like fun target practice stood on top of their 4x4's like dukes of hazzard, one marksman shot the horses in its rear leg off above the hock, shattering the leg into pieces, the horses leg was hanging off, the horse got up in sheer distress, this horse must have been in absolute agony, then another markman shot its other front leg clean off, the horse still struggling about, then got shot another 19 times, the last shot in the horses head, some 25 mins after its back leg was shot to pieces.
And we let them out in public with guns at our airports, and other public venues?
Whole story HERE
H/T to JuliaM at Ambush Predator for this one