I grew up in the farm country of Wisconsin and have seen my fair share of animals having to be put down with a gun in order to spare them pain (I’ve even had to do it myself). But I have to say, I’ve never seen anything quite like this. Warning, what you are about to witness may be disturbing.
Police officers in Gatineau, Quebec tried on Thursday to corral two runaway cows that had escaped on the way to slaughter. “Tried” is the key word. See, they weren’t able to capture the cows. After determining the animals were a danger to local residents and officers (they were charging and acting erratically), the police open fired on one of the cows about 10 times.
The incident was captured on video by some local residents who go from chuckles to disbelief in a matter of seconds:
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By the way, police reportedly got permission from the animals’ owner before shooting and killing the animals.