Officers have deployed the stun guns, which are normally used to subdue violent suspects, on animals in Britain 101 times since 2012.

Most incidents involved dogs, including dangerous breeds such as Staffordshire bull terriers and pit bulls.

In one case, a dog protecting its unconscious owner was tasered after it bit ambulance staff.

Reported by The Times. You can read the full story here. 

I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.


  1. Hey Jess,

    Sorry about that. I use Google News to pull in the links to FOI related stories and it showed the Express story ahead of your one (stupid algorithms). I’ve relinked it to your story now.



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