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posted on Oct, 5 2008 @ 09:30 PM
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Police Taser sheep blocking traffic


www.news.com.au

POLICE zapped a runaway sheep that was blocking traffic with a Taser stun gun, a weapon issued for use in violent situations.

Motorists trapped in the traffic jam caused when the sheep got out of a field in north Wales in Britain were horrified to see the sheep stunned by police then carried to the side of the road where it continued to convulse, the Daily Mail reported.

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posted on Oct, 5 2008 @ 09:30 PM
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Don't tase me, bro! Baaa baaa!!!

How USELESS were those police, if they can't get a sheep off the road without resorting to using a taser?

Wake up, sheeple, or you'll be on the end of the taser, soon enough.

What threat against the officers did the sheep pose? Perhaps it was a trigger-happy mistake. Hopefully, those officers will have some explaining to do.

www.news.com.au
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posted on Oct, 5 2008 @ 09:53 PM
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Wow... people will pull these things out for just about anything wont they?


I wouldn't be surprised if people were using them to change the TV channel when they've lost the remote. lol.


I wonder what people used to do back when they didn't have tazers...
... oh that's right, they used their brain.

How hard could it have been to herd the sheep off the road?



Anyone else see the ironic symbolism though?
The sheep getting tazed?

Tell me you saw that...



posted on Oct, 5 2008 @ 10:10 PM
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When all you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail.

How long till you’re getting nailed?

We are poor little sheep
Who have lost our way
Baa
Baa
Baa



posted on Oct, 5 2008 @ 10:10 PM
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This is really not a one-liner.


But, I'm feeling ALMOST pretty sure this is supposed to be metaphorical.


Baaaaaa.



posted on Oct, 5 2008 @ 10:18 PM
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Dang it. Just the other day there was a post about how Aussie police used tazing properly, as a last resort in breaking up an extreme disturbance. Now they go and do this? Drat.

"Ok sheep," BZZTT, "off the road."



posted on Oct, 5 2008 @ 10:48 PM
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Well it mentioned that this was in North Wales in Britain and not Australia.

However, Tasers were initially used responsibly in Canada and the US too when they first came out. It's a slippery slope when the taser is an easy option.



posted on Oct, 5 2008 @ 11:02 PM
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Most police forces use German Shepards, or Belgian Sheepdogs (Turvurens, Malinois). Care to guess why these dogs are called SHEPARDS?

I do have one question though. How did it penetrate the sheep's wool? Their coats are incredibly thick. (Though, I suppose their winter coats haven't started coming in yet.)

I look around society today, and I've got to say that there is no evidence that we are evolving, but plenty to show we are devolving.



posted on Oct, 5 2008 @ 11:15 PM
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I read an article last week cnews.canoe.ca...
the police gunned down 15 cows that got out of their pen and were wandering too close to hwy 401 near Toronto... at least, with the tazers the sheep can still be preserved for its intended use.

"Some of the officers had to reload their guns while shooting the animals. "

These cows were simply put to waste. 15 cows is a lot of money/meat/milk (didnt say what type of cattle) to have wasted... not that they could have tazed 15 cows, but if the remainders didnt try and flee after a fw were killed, then maybe they could have saved a few.



posted on Oct, 5 2008 @ 11:18 PM
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They used cattle prods intended for people on animals. At least it wasn't the other way around.



posted on Oct, 5 2008 @ 11:21 PM
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appears obvious to me .. the sheep had to be resisting arrest and failed to follow the police officers instructions.

let that be a warning to all those other sheep out there who think they can resist arrest and not follow instructions.. your days a numbaaad !



posted on Oct, 6 2008 @ 12:10 AM
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What the flock?
They couldn't have just shoo'd the sheep along?
Must have been one of those Tazmanian Sheep.



posted on Oct, 6 2008 @ 12:34 AM
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I must have read that wrong. Sorry about misrepresenting the Aussie police. I still dont ever see a reason to taze not threatening animals.



posted on Oct, 6 2008 @ 12:40 AM
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That's just one sheep. Here's a story that is just as bad.



GRAFTON -- Police were forced to shoot 15 cattle that came dangerously close to wandering onto Hwy. 401 yesterday.

Northumberland OPP Sgt. Paul Murray said police were called numerous times for the same herd getting loose from a farm for almost two months and wandering near the busy highway at Grafton, east of Cobourg.

Around 10 a.m. yesterday, the officers were forced to end it, killing the cows that escaped and were headed towards the eastbound lanes.
CNews



posted on Oct, 6 2008 @ 03:57 AM
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Tasering a sheep eh? What's next, tasering the family dog for barking too much? Tasering the neighbours baby for crying too loudly? How about tasering the crickets in the backyard for chirping too much and disturbing a pleasant sleep?

These Police are sadistic. Give them a supposed 'non-lethal' weapon and suddenly everything becomes a threat worthy of electrocution.



posted on Oct, 6 2008 @ 04:31 AM
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Originally posted by johnsky
Wow... people will pull these things out for just about anything wont they?



Unfortunately, this has always been the belief of a lot of 'anti-taser' people such as myself. That this will been seen as a 'first resort' option rather than 'last resort'.

I'd really like to see these banned.



posted on Oct, 6 2008 @ 05:13 AM
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I remember when they shot those cows for blocking the highway and holdig up traffic.

But they didn't think it through, because they had to get bulldozers and cranes and trucks to transport the couple tonnes of beefs that could no longer walk.

No one even thought to just make a loud bang or get a dog to bark in order to motivate the cows or in this case the sheep.

The symbolism of the sheep getting tased is not lost on me. The stupidity of these police and their sadistic tendencies is also highlighted by these sort of actions, which occur all too frequently.

I guess tasers must be fun I should buy a few for the family.

These best part is when they have too use them and if that person dies - we can always just say 'it was a syndrome' and Tazer Int'l will go to bat for you.
They can't have any sort of legal precedent being set so now's the time to get a taser folks - because and remember this; they don't kill people, the people have 'pre-existing medical conditions', or 'excited delirium' or trapped bunny syndrome or w/e that nutcase doctor called it.

You cannot kill someone with a taser in the USA or Canada - You just cannot do it period. The judge will even order the coroner to change the actual prognosis. You cannot kill someone with a taser, they might die but it will be because of something else.

Welcome to bizarro world.



posted on Oct, 6 2008 @ 06:40 AM
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Baaaaad Sheep Baaaaad Sheep, watcha gonna do, watcha gonna do when they come for you......


As for why they used a Taser, maybe they were out of Rohypnol?



posted on Oct, 6 2008 @ 08:07 AM
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I got a sheep story for you from the US. Arizona. A teenage girl was alarmed when she heard someone furiously knocking on her door. Her parents were not home and she did not answer. She noticed the man making his way around back where the animals were. She called the police.
When the police finally arrived they found the man passed out drunk still with one of the sheep. He was a deputy fire chief. Was charged with trespassing and animal abuse.
You should have heard some of the jokes! Wow! They were funny.



posted on Oct, 6 2008 @ 01:43 PM
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Originally posted by sir_chancealot
I do have one question though. How did it penetrate the sheep's wool? Their coats are incredibly thick. (Though, I suppose their winter coats haven't started coming in yet.)


Tazers are made to go through layers of clothing. They have an initial very high voltage stage to penetrate clothing before they quickly drop down to a non lethal voltage. The high voltage stage would have gone through the coats much like it would layers of clothing.




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