I wonder how many of us would lose our tickets if we behaved in such an appalling way? Further, how many of us couldn't execute a heart shot at 100yds?
Apologies if their are Police marksmen on the site but that was my impression from his perspective.
Lovely comment on the article by JuliaM of Essex regarding the actions of the vet -
"...he won't be asked any awkward questions about his professional judgement in leaving their 'humane' destruction to Officers Magoo & Stevie Wonder...""
/l\ Y gwir yn erbyn y byd /l\
Aparently the first shot hit the back leg ,then the front leg was blown off then another 17 rounds into the horse if true unbelievable.
Where I live in Cheshire was in the middle of the 1960's foot and mouth outbreak and the farm I live in the middle of had the desease, so we were quarentined for I think about 14 days
While the slaughter men were killing the cows and sheep before they insinerated them one sheep escaped and 2 days later was still wandering around.
So the Min of Ag called the Police who sent a (MARKSMAN ) who at about 50 yards took 7 shots to kill the sheep (The first 3 shots missed all together) and as he was using a 303 service rifle and the ground where I live is as flat as a pancake you would wonder where all the flyind lead ended up. Keith
AT THE AGE OF 50 I DECIDED I WAS GOING TO GROW OLD F***ING DISGRACEFULLY
If the comments of the eyewitness are true (they claim to have photos too) then I imagine the poo will hit the fan on this one. We've all made cock ups but shooting a horse 19 times including in the back leg. At least if the 'marksman' has to hand in his spurs they can always find him a job as an FEO like all the other failed policemen! JC
Have you read the comments (and number off) on the news thread ? Incredible !
The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple