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Police Taser sheep blocking traffic

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posted on Oct, 6 2008 @ 02:06 PM
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Yeah - it seems whipping out the taser is getting to be standard for most everything these days.

I grew up around farms and in my day I've hearded lots of animals out of the road. Sometimes just me and others with a couple helping.

I honestly never had it take more than waving a stick around (to make myself appear bigger) and yelling, "Go on - get out of here!" while walking toward them.




posted on Oct, 6 2008 @ 02:47 PM
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this is absolutely pathetic.

if this is the only easy option they would use I fear for our own future, I can't imagine this was really necessary.

I hope the parents of the children who watched it file a complaint for inflicting a trauma and moral abuse...



posted on Oct, 6 2008 @ 03:19 PM
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Well, tasers are just another name for cattle prods, so why are people surprised they're being used on livestock?

The real outrage is that they're being used on humans.

Having had to corral sheep as a kid on my grandfather's farm, believe me, even a taser would have been welcome.



posted on Oct, 6 2008 @ 04:35 PM
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Im not suprized. Me being a reptile owner and enthusiast, I read up alot about abuse from police officers because they resort to killing or harming the animal, rather than calling Animal control or using logicall thinking. They simply go with the stupidity that lies within them and would rather mangle the # out of the animal. (obviously some police are more intelligent, however, alot of cases have been shown that police do these things)

In one case; There was a gaurder snake (extremely harmless, non-venomous, and around 3 feet/1 meter in length at the most depending on what species), in a bird house. Police were called (not animal control), and they began to open fire on the snake. A few hundred feet/meters away, a grandfather and his grandson (age 9 i believe) were fishing, one of the bullets hit the grandson in the head, killing him.



posted on Oct, 6 2008 @ 05:17 PM
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It's just a sheep.

Not the police officers finest hour but at least they didn't mow it down with the car.



posted on Oct, 6 2008 @ 05:35 PM
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yes, you are correct, it is just a sheep. but you seriously cant push aside the fact that any one there could have easily nudged the animal over, but instead, for no reason, they abused it, and possibly even killed it. This, along with any other similar story, is not because its "just an animal" but because of the "proffesionalism" of the police force. If you saw a sheep standing in the road, why would your first gut instinct being to harm it? or for that matter tazer it? there is no justable reason for it.



posted on Oct, 6 2008 @ 05:37 PM
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I don't think a cattle prod has as much voltage/ampere as a taser.

a taser is to immobilize not just to give a shock...



posted on Oct, 6 2008 @ 07:40 PM
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In all fairness to the officers, that sheep was HUGE and I heard he was packing at least two guns and was probably coming down off of a three day bender. No telling what he could have done...

Actually, its really sad. I heard the sheep was only two and a half months away from being off of probation.

But hey enough about the scum of the world, how about those hero cops that made sure the citizens would be able to sleep safely at night without fear of being accosted by a wayward sheep on the highway?

Its really just ridiculous. In regards to moving barnyard animals from one place to another, sheep are not what I would consider "problem animals". Someone just made a bad decision.



posted on Oct, 6 2008 @ 07:49 PM
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Originally posted by tezzajw

Police Taser sheep blocking traffic




This thread had just made my day...
I will be thinking about this and prolly visualising it for the remainder of the day!

What can we do about these over-zealous Police?

Was tasering a sheep really necessary? That imo equates to cruelty to animals...call the RSPCA! Surely, a little stick and a "whoo hooo, c'mon c'mere" coaxing would have got the sheep of the road?




posted on Oct, 6 2008 @ 10:52 PM
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Originally posted by Reddupo
They used cattle prods intended for people on animals. At least it wasn't the other way around.




Genius.


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What this story exposes is the unbelievable brainwashing that the police have accepted, and just how out of touch with reality they really are. We’re not talking about Bison here, we’re talking sheep. Just walk towards them and make a little noise and they’ll flee like well, sheep. The only explanation for such behavior on the part of the police is that they’re little more than a bunch of overgrown 5th graders who can’t wait to use their oh so cool toys on whatever breathing being presents itself. The sick twisted freaks are in control, and they’re coming to a neighborhood near you.



posted on Oct, 6 2008 @ 11:30 PM
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Granted I have limited experience with sheep, but i do have some experience. They don't tend to harm people or cause riots. They are used to being herded-it is their entire life experience. Walking up to them would probably be effective in getting them to move. I wonder if the cop just wanted to try out his tazer for fun. I thought police get tazed during their training? Doesn't that shock any sort of empathy into them? That's a rhetorical question of course. I'm surprised they are still used after all of the deaths they have caused.



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 12:36 AM
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We all realize it was just a sheep, not a person.

But the point is in how readily the police are willing to use tasers.


... and no, tasers and cattle prods aren't similar at all.
Cattle prods are intended to give a shock to scare the target into moving.
Tasers are intended to drop the target to the ground and totally incapacitate them.

Sheep are pretty easy to herd and move around. You just have to startle them, someone standing behind the animal and yelling abruptly will get it running.
Just the presence of a dog will scare the heck out of them and get them moving.

The use of a taser was completely un-necessary, and it just shows how little the user was thinking.

The fact that a sheep was tased isn't scary... the fact that a uniformed officer lacked the forethought to find an easier solution, and the first thing he jumped to was the use of a taser... THAT is the scary part.



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 12:56 AM
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Police shocked a sheep with a non-lethal device to move it out of the road, prevent it's death, any possible accidents/damage to motor vehicles, and saved the citizens money so these officers wouldn't have to spend and hour waiting for animal control, trying to convince the sheep to move, or cleaning up sheep guys from the highway.



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 12:58 AM
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Originally posted by johnsky

The fact that a sheep was tased isn't scary... the fact that a uniformed officer lacked the forethought to find an easier solution, and the first thing he jumped to was the use of a taser... THAT is the scary part.


The scary part is that you were not there, aren't looking at the facts, making huge assumptions, and being outright ignorant.

Yet, you still consider yourself to be right.



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 01:00 AM
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Seriously! ?

You take issue with Sheep being tased ? When "many" HUMANS have been tased for a lot less and have died ?

Hell he could have pulled out his gun and shot the sheep for all I care, they are ANIMALS. When law enforcement can recklessly use tasers on human beings who pay taxes and indirectly their salaries, who the hell cares about "farm animals" ?


[edit on 7-10-2008 by IAF101]



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 01:08 AM
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Originally posted by Reddupo
They used cattle prods intended for people on animals.

And that's the moral I got out of this story too.



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 02:40 AM
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That is the whole point mate. If the police can so easily think that a taser is the best way to deal with moving a sheep off the road (when any number of other options would have worked just as effectively for instance firing a bullet into the air to scare it or getting a few coppers and rounding it up like a sheepdog would) then imagine how they think when they see a naked man standing on a ledge?



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 03:26 AM
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You have all got it wrong, dont you realise that it was an Al Qaeda terrorist dressed as a sheep. They have been trianing in the country side for years and thats why no one can find them because they dress up as sheep. The Police were doing their jobs protecting us citizens against suicidal sheep hell bent on taking our freedom and liberties. I'm sure you will have heard the phrase "a wolf dressed in sheeps clothing" well there you go. You cannot trust sheep they are a baaaaaaadddd lot.



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 03:37 AM
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You' hit the nail right on the head - and with one of the least fallacious posts I've read this year.

I remember back when cops still had mustaches and didn't arrest you after they kicked your ass.

Now they kick your ass for saying 'ass' and charge for verbally assaulting an officer' (if your lucky) and after they kick yours... no wait, that was the 1990's... Now they just tazer you for making eye contact ("assumed a threatening posture" )or for existing too close to them, or knowing more than them, or having a hotter girlfriend than them.... any excuse will do, though they will have much better one prepared for the coroner.

[edit on 7-10-2008 by TruthTellist]



posted on Oct, 7 2008 @ 04:01 AM
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Originally posted by Kryties
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That is the whole point mate. If the police can so easily think that a taser is the best way to deal with moving a sheep off the road (when any number of other options would have worked just as effectively for instance firing a bullet into the air to scare it or getting a few coppers and rounding it up like a sheepdog would) then imagine how they think when they see a naked man standing on a ledge?


Yeah sure, discharge a firearm just to move a sheep? I'm sure the people sitting in traffic would love that!

Your whole post is fallacious.



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