Thursday, 5 December 2013

"Extreme sanction for a non-member without a day ticket infringing the club’s dress code?"

Asks ViewFromTheSolent, who spotted this story in The News:

POLICE marksmen shot dead a runaway cow as it hurtled towards a school…

The animal managed to run through a field, on to Crookhorn Lane, up Apollo Drive and on to Crookhorn Golf Course. It was found on the 10th fairway... Between 1pm and 3.30pm the animal ran more than five miles...(1)

Police are responsible when an animal runs out of control in a public space and the RSPCA said shooting an animal as big as a cow or bull is the most humane (2), and the safest for public protection, way of killing it.

1) That's barely more than walking pace, isn't it?

2) As opposed to what? Ramming it with a vehicle? Strangling it?


A K Haart said...

"That's barely more than walking pace, isn't it?"

Less than walking pace. Walkers in their seventies can do better than that. Especially if being tracked by police marksmen.

Mark Wadsworth said...

AKH, yes, it's less than walking pace for a normal human adult, I meant walking pace for a cow.