posted on Feb, 14 2011 @ 10:18 AM
reply to post by Human_Alien
Just want to point out , Human_Alien, that four horses were effected, two of them in a fatal fashion. The other two were "traumatised". Also, if
some sort of less than lethal weapon were used to cause the damage done to these animals, there will be some evidence of that at the post mortem. You
see ,all but one of the less than lethal charge based weapons in existance today, would leave a tell tale trace on the body , puncture marks,
specificaly puncture marks with electrical burns around them. These would be things like air tazers, and those tazer rounds that can be fired from a
shotgun, and contain a small capacitor which delivers the charge independant of any external source. The only exception I have heard of , would be a
suitcase which delivers direct current through the air, rather that delivering current down a fired wire. Its meant as a sentinel weapon, to cover
exits/entrances that a group does not have the man power to cover effectively. Leaving one of these buggers inside the door, ensures any interlopers
get a few thousand unwanted volts, and collapse.
If there was however no weapon being deployed, then one would expect the entry point of the current into the horses bodies, to be from the hooves,
where another sharp witted poster has rightly claimed that metal shoes are worn.
Another point against the idea that a less than lethal weapon was deployed against these poor creatures, is that what is less than lethal to a man,
is likely even less lethal to an animal in peak physical condition (for instance a race horse) and weighing so many more times what an average human
weighs. I dont see a puny little tazer, for instance, being able to permanently bring down a massive and powerful animal like a horse. A bloody
enourmous shotgun, might work, but not a stun gun. I just dont see something thats designed for dropping a human being without harming them, being
capable of killing a horse out right.