Don’t Taze Me Bah!

Welsh police attending a traffic jam used a tazer Wednesday to subdue a sheep.

Traffic on the A55 Motorway in the north of Wales had come to a halt after sheep escaped from a nearby paddock. Police arrived on the scene shortly after, and attempted to heard the sheep off the motorway. One sheep however made a run for it, and a quick thinking officer tazed the sheep before it fully escaped.

According to local reports, the officers than picked up the now immobile sheep, and dumped its twitchy body on the side of the road, all while being watched by motorists, including at least one small child. Police claimed in a later statement that the sheep wasn’t killed by the 50,000 volts they had shot it with.

Animal rights activists were generally not amused by the incident.