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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The Danger of Cows

A rather sad tale in the Telegraph about police shooting an escaped cow which, seemingly, posed a threat.

Oddly enough, the police marksman missed on his first attempt.

Poor cow!

"The Belgian blue female was killed after police chased the animal for two hours across Grantham, Lincolnshire.

Police said the cow had become aggressive, charging at several members of the public and a police officer, before jumping the fence into the car park of Belton Lane Community Primary School.
A first shot fired from the top of a large white van parked near to the children’s school missed.
The van was driven around the corner to get firearms officers closer and the second shot fired killed the cow.
Police said children and staff were evacuated and moved to a safer area in the school while the operation was taking place.
One mother said: "The cow had been on the loose for more than two hours and had charged at several members of the public, including me as I innocently walked down Harrowby Lane to collect my kids from school.

"Thank god I didn't have my kids with me at the time, I dread to think what could have happened."
Helen Green, a local resident who saw the chase, said: “We saw three police cars chasing it down the road, which must have scared it away and it just got lost. [Police] must have thought ‘oh, it’s an animal in a place where it shouldn`t be so of course we`ll kill it.”

One local farmer said: "You don't shoot a cow. It's a living animal. Just because you can't catch it doesn't mean you have to shoot it, should have given me a call and I bet I could have caught it."
A spokesman for Lincolnshire Police said the cow was followed around residential streets after it escaped on Monday afternoon, before becoming increasingly distressed and aggressive. It then jumped fences and charged at members of the public and police officer.

Police officers consulted the RSPCA and the owner of the animal in an effort to resolve the situation peacefully.

Superintendent Phil Vickers said: “It is regrettable and sad that the incident ended with the escaped cow being dispatched by an armed police officer with a rifle.

"We tried everything we could to capture the animal but it became increasingly distressed, aggressive and unpredictable. The cow was shot in the grounds of Belton Lane Community Primary School when the pupils and most of the staff had left the area.

"I would like to thank the local community for their cooperation and understanding during the course of the incident. The safety of the public was paramount in our thinking throughout the event.”

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  1. Anonymous3:51 PM

    Little Bo-Peep
    Has lost her sheep
    And doesn’t know where to find them
    Leave them alone
    And they will come home
    With the police firing guns behind them.

  2. Tonk.4:40 PM

    Away from the herd, a cow is going to be nervous: they are herding animals after all.....Being chased by Robocop would frighten anyone, let alone an already frightened cow. I am sure a local farmer would have helped had one been asked.....I suspect his first suggestion would have been to tell Robocop to back off.

    I lost all respect and support for the RSPCA when they became part of Nanny....They seem to only be interested in prosecuting and fining soft targets.....I now give to a local animal welfare charity and not Nanny's Animal wing. (Rspca)

  3. RSPCA advice.
    Kill first ignore questions afterwards!

  4. Lord of Atlantis6:16 PM

    Why could they not have used a tranquiliser and rendered the poor cow unconscious instead of killing her? If the R.S.P.C.A were present, I should have thought that would have been their recommendation?

  5. John B Stryge11:21 PM

    A Police "marksman" failed to hit a cow? I guess the local barn doors are safe then.

  6. Anonymous11:01 PM

    Gene Hunt was not available for comment...
    "Hold it right there Ermintrude, you are surrounded by armed bastards!"
    Just when I thought the police performance bar could not get lower, they start to dig.

  7. Number 63:32 PM

    The boys in black happily shoot, beat the shit out of people why should they be bothered about a cow. I now agree with the old hippies that used to spout off in my local, "fascist tools of the establishment, man" well alright I would not use "man" at the end of the statement.