Man arrested for abusing parakeet after police dog eats his hamster
WHEN police raided a home in Werneth, Oldham, looking for drugs, the sniffer dog knocked over a hamster cage. The creature escaped. The police dog ate the hamster. Police then forced the dog to vomit up the dead hamster.
Police then arrested the hamster’s owner, one Muza Khan. No, not for any drugs offences. He was booked to appear at Oldham Magistrates Court because having killed his hamster, police found a bald parakeet during their raid. They said Miko the parakeet was “in distress”.
Khan pleaded guilty to failure to protect the animal from suffering. He was banned from keeping a bird for two years and fined £110, with £415 costs.
Still, the parakeet did better than the hamster…
PS: In March 2013, police in Lincolnshire responded to news that a cow had been spotted in a local authority car park. So. The police evacuated a nearby school, imposed a Total Security Zone around the cow, drafted in the armed response unit and shot the cow to pieces.
No police were charged with animal cruelty that time, either.