Archive for the 'Animals tasered' Category

UK – Devon police Taser runaway sheep (2013-02-08)

Posted on February 8 2013 by admin

[[Summary / Comments: Should animals be tasered? A sheep runs across a highway: the police use a taser to control it. «The ram was secured», we are told. Further «proof» that the taser is harmless? – or an indication that tasers are becoming a weapon of choice for the UK police, even if the offender […]

INDIA – National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) to adopt Taser tech to immobilize problem tiger (2013-02-06)

Posted on February 6 2013 by admin

[[Summary / Comments: Tasers to protect tigers – by tasering them? – Forestry officials in the areas prone to “man-animal conflict” are to be provided with Taser pistols – and pump guns – to immobilize tigers when they stray into populated zones, because of diminishing prey in their habitats. No monetion of potential danger to […]

USA – Okay, Oklahoma town trustee who was Tasered while ‘high’ wants police chief’s ouster (2012-10-09)

Posted on October 9 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A case opf shooting the horse that feeds you? – Okay Police Chief Fred Winters used a Taser on Town Councillor Fernand “Paco” Frye, 39, early Sept. 5 after responding to a report that Frye was shouting in his back yard and had overdosed on drugs, an arrest report says. Mr Frye […]

INDIA – Forest dept may acquire stun guns to subdue straying wild animals (2012-08-09)

Posted on August 9 2012 by admin

[[Summary / Comments : Tasers and wild animal control. Citing the US Marshals Service using this electroshock weapons in law-enforcement operations these stun guns may soon become part of Kerala forest department’s armoury, and may be used to scare away wild animals. Animal rights activists are far from convinced, however. In what is patently untrue, […]

UK – Schoolgirl tells of horror at police for using Taser on pet Staffordshire dog and shooting it dead after it ‘nipped’ two people (2012-04-10)

Posted on April 10 2012 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENT: Is it appropriate for police to taser pet dogs who are getting sometwhat aggressive? Surely there is over-reaction in this case. Schoolgirl Sydni Ryan, 12, suffered a graze on the shin as she guided a friend’s Staffordshire bull terrier collie cross back into her house. ‘They had no reason to Taser and […]

TASER Inc.: Webcast: Alaska X3W Wildlife Management Webcast (2011-10-14)

Posted on October 14 2011 by admin

 [[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: A webcast by TASER Inc. to announce a .multi-year research partnership with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG)” offering wildlife professionals “a tool to protect both human and animal life during wildlife management activities”. Fore TASER, “the key to decreasing human-wildlife conflict is a broad, conservation-based strategy focusing on education […]

USA – Rocky Mount, Virginia: Deer crashes into Franklin County rehab center (2012-09-22)

Posted on September 22 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS  : Signicantly, the taser proved ineffective in subduing a deer: another incidence showing the unreliability of the taser to produce temporary paralysis even with multiple use … The police officer was apparently without a gun  or decided – inappropriately in this case (a rehab center) – not to use it: “ But […]

USA – Stephen Colbert Mocks Pirates, Nationals On Colbert Report [the Taser “Shockwave”] (2011-04-27)

Posted on April 27 2011 by admin

[[Summary / comments: Not to everyone’s taser-taste, the Colbert Report throws a curve-ball at two recent taser episodes: against wildlife in Alaska and against a drunken fan at a Pittsburgh Pirates football game. Stephen Colbert describes briefly the “Shockwave” taser. We think this satirical look is “provocative” and therefore merits a visit. Video available at […]

USA – Washington, DC: Police Executive Research Forum (PERC): “2011 Electronic Control Weapons Guidelines” (2011-04-22)

Posted on April 24 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: GlobalShock does not believe that new guide-lines are a panacea, but they can provide increased protection as long as the taser is in use.  The “PERF 2011 Guidelines” are, we believe ground-breaking,  from a widely-respected US forum (Police Executive Research Forum: PERF) – developed for and with the U.S. Department of Justice, […]

USA – Excessive Force: Des Moines, Washington, police needlessly kill Newfoundland dog (2010-11-16)

Posted on February 13 2011 by admin

[[Summary / comments: This story – from a blog, confirmed by many other reports on this incident. November 7, 2010. Large and very friendly Labrador (Rosie) escaped from owner’s yard, neighbour called police to sy she’s found her, not acting aggressively. Police arrive and report “I was approximately 10-15 yards from the dog’s location. I […]

USA – Des Moines, Washington: ‘Misdemeanor Criminal Complaint’ Animal Cruelty Lawsuit Filed Against 2 Police (2012-02-11)

Posted on February 13 2011 by admin

[[ Summary / comments: In this and a series of neighbours’ blogs which appear eminently reliable  … Following 2 taser discharges, the Newfoundld dog (120 lbs, lovable) hid under a neighbour’s bush. Police came and killed Rosie with 4 successive bullets. The dog was threatening no-one. Police said they felt threatened. This tells us a […]

USA – Alaska – Police discourage use of Tasers to haze problem bears (2010-08-30)

Posted on January 30 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: Following media reports, “the Anchorage Police Department on Monday urged the public to avoid zapping bears with Tasers unless life or property is in peril“. Clearly, the taser could become the “weapon of choice” in a heavily-armed and frequently-visited-by-potentially-dangerous-bears State … This is Palin tea-party home-base… ]] Alaska Daily News, By James […]

USA – Company in America launches Taser ‘bear stun gun’ (2011-01-21)

Posted on January 21 2011 by admin

[[SUMMARY / COMMENTS: TASER International is introducing a $2,000 (£1,250) Wildlife Taser has a range of up to 35ft (10m) and can fire three shots without reloading. The X3 can temporarily incapacitate mammals like bears and moose and is designed to increase the safety of wildlife workers and park rangers. “It is designed to incapacitate […]

USA – Alaska – Police discourage use of Tasers to haze problem bears (2010-08-03)

Posted on August 3 2010 by admin

[[GlobalShock: “Anchorage Police Department on Monday urged the public to avoid zapping bears with Tasers unless life or property is in peril.” An Alaska Wildlife official says: “The concern is that a bear — especially one in a suburban setting — might not be incapacitated and could turn around to attack the shooter, said Jessy […]

UK – Taser mania! Police zap sheep, bulls, dogs…and even themselves (2009-06-23)

Posted on June 23 2009 by admin

Article from British tabloid, Daily Mail: Figures released under freedom of information laws highlight a catalogue of errors by officers armed with the 50,000-volt stun guns. “Since being introduced in 2004, the weapons have been brandished by police officers 4,046 times and discharged 1,181 times.”