Cow Shot, Shot Again, Then Killed

In front of an elementary school, it would appear:

Police were slammed yesterday after shooting dead an escaped cow in a primary school car park. The Belgian blue went on the run for almost three hours after fleeing its field.

Armed officers eventually cornered the terrified beast outside a primary school. Marksmen were ordered to shoot to kill and opened fire with a high-powered rifle.

But the cow survived the first two shots and did not die until it was hit by two further bullets 15 minutes later. Horrified locals accused police of animal cruelty…

“It kicked its back legs for another five or 10 minutes.

“The so-called marksman was less than 100 yards away. It was a joke.”

I’m not sure what about the cornered cow was so threatening. Or why they needed to take a coffee break between shooting it the first couple of times and finally killing it. I’m not sure why they don’t have tranquilizers. I thought the police weren’t as trigger happy in the UK as they are here. So much about this doesn’t make sense to me.

Almost as tragic was the decision of the journalist to caption the picture in the article “Udder disgrace.”

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4 thoughts on “Cow Shot, Shot Again, Then Killed

  1. It is this very behavior that will separate us all into two groups, in the near future… those with good intentions and those with absolutely no serious concern for life’s responsibilities and sustainability. The latter will ride on the side of evil. But we will all have to share the blame, for not working harder to educate on the points of interest capable of driving change to a positive direction, rather than burning energy in honor of all the negative meanness.

    • The curious historical fact for me is that a guy, a horse, and a rope was all that was needed to wrangle a wayward cow 150 years ago. Now they need a SWAT team and a sniper rifle to put it down in front of a building full of school children.

      Have we really advanced our civilization?

  2. […] that cow that got shot outside the primary school in the UK? You know, the one that got shot, and then got […]

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