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Posted: 12/26/2005 5:55:41 PM EDT
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/wiltshire/4559670.stm


Dogs killed by 'mini motorbikes'

Children riding miniature motorbikes are thought to be responsible for killing two dogs in Wiltshire.

The lurchers were being walked by their owner on Poulton Fields in Bradford-on-Avon on Christmas Day.

Pc Gary Jones, from Wiltshire Police, said: "At the time there were a number of children riding mini-moto bikes on the fields."

One dog was killed at the scene while the other was put down after it suffered serious injuries.

Owner Christine Ford said the animals had run ahead and she did not see what struck them.

"Their injuries were horrific, the younger one had a broken back and his paw and legs were just smashed."

Pc Jones said: "The vet believes that the dogs were struck by a vehicle, a motorcycle or something similar.

"As there were no other cars or roads nearby, we believe that the dogs were both killed by mini-motos being ridden by very young children.

"I would remind all parents that these mini motos are completely unlawful for use on land to which the public have access."
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 11:25:41 AM EDT
Yeah right!

Couldn't see what caused the injuries to the dogs so we'll just assume it was the evil minimotos that will get public support for a ban.

In a public place, the woman let her dogs run free and out of her sight. If it was a young child that was injured or mauled would she be so rightous then?

The police have a thing against minimotos, and some kids do ride them on the streets where they aren't allowed. But rather than solve the problem (ie sort the kids out) thay will decide to ban the bikes.

These kids will find something else to do to achieve their sense of danger that they lack in their PC'ed and sanitised world that they are allowed to live in. They cannot climb trees in the park in case they fall and sue the council, cannot camp out in the woods as most local authorities don't want the risk of injuries, they cannot do anything that might give them a thrill or sense of adventure. Even organised adventure activities are so paperwork heavy and everything has to be overly risk assessed before you even apply for insurance, that most areas don't have anything 'risky' at all.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 11:31:23 AM EDT
Dogs tend to chase such machines.

Is it surprising that they got run over?

Shame on the owner for not keeping the dogs under control.
Link Posted: 12/27/2005 11:33:47 AM EDT
Must be one fucking slow news day

"kids hurt dogs, tonight on evening news, WATCH IT, OR ELSE YOU COULD BE IN DANGER!"

Pussies.

Link Posted: 12/27/2005 11:34:42 AM EDT
luckily none of the HUMAN riders were hurt . . . . . . .
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