Glasgow man charged with feeding sausage roll to ‘mouthy’ police horse
It is alleged that Mr Kelly fed sausage rolls to police horses in Pollokshaws Road, Glasgow, on 26 September 2012.
When told to put the food DOWN, police says Mr Kelly behaved in a “threatening or abusive manner” and “adopted an aggressive stance”.
Do as you are told or else risk being accused of looking aggressive. Got it?
Mr Kelly denies the charge. As source tell the BBC:
“His view is simply that he thought the horses looked hungry – daft as that sounds.”
On the website of the Metropolitan Police mounted unit, there is advice:
Q10: Can I pet your horse?
A. Yes, our horses love attention! It is always polite to ask first though in the event we are assisting with a police call.
Q11: Does your horse bite?
A. Generally no, but don’t place your hand in its mouth. Horses have very large teeth!
Q15: Can I feed the horse?
A. No. When you see our horses, they are working. They do eat plenty of food several times a day! Another important reason is that when horses receive treats, they tend to become “nippy” or “mouthy”. Our horses visit with thousands of kids each year. We don’t want them looking for treats. We would rather them look forward to being petted.
Man nicked for making police horse mouthy. Send the man down…