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Firearms/Tasers used on Animals

Question

Under the Freedom of Information act, please could you provide me with information about the number of times firearms, including Tasers, have been used on animals in 2015.

Please provide details of where the incident occurred, what type of animal was involved and why the a firearm was deployed.

Answer

There were 12 incidents in 2015. Please see the requested information below.

Firearm/Taser

Location

Type of   Animal

Deployment Reason

Firearm

North East

Deer

Injured deer on roadside.

Firearm

Somerset

Deer

Deer in central reservation.

Firearm

North East

Deer

Deer injured ad suffering.

Firearm

Out of Force Area

Deer

Deer injured and suffering.

Firearm

Somerset

Deer

Deer suffering and in distress.

Firearm

Somerset

Deer

Deer severely injured and suffering.

Firearm

Bristol

Horse

Horse stranded and distressed.

Firearm

Somerset

Deer

Deer severely injured and suffering.

Firearm

Bristol

Deer

Deer severely injured and suffering.

Firearm

Somerset

Deer

Deer severely injured and suffering.

Taser

Somerset

Dog Taser

Dog attacked officer

Taser

 Somerset

Dog Taser

Dog posed risk to officers

 

FOI Ref: 323/16

Date of Request: 24.02.16