Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Chicago Police Horses Attacked while in their Stable

Chicago police horses are recovering after a late night attack in their stable. Some 27 of the 30 horses were released from their stalls and at least two were sprayed in the face with a fire extinguisher or stuck with the extinguisher can, reports CBS. One 20-year-old horse suffered eye swelling, and another had injuries on a leg and flank. The rest were "very agitated and fearful," some "shaking," said a police spokesman.

The vandals "did not enter to commit a theft. Rather, they entered to maliciously harm our horses—for what reason, I don't know," said Police Lt. Paul Bauer. "The incident has upset a lot of people here. You can imagine the trauma" the horses endured." All are expected to fully recover, reports the Chicago Tribune.

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