Get the data – Animals tasered by police officers

OpenWorld News has today revealed how police have used 50,000-volt Taser stun guns on animals, including 70 dogs, two cows and a sheep.

Now we’re making all the data available to download on this page.

In all, 27 police forces said they have used Tasers on animals. 

Any media using the data must credit “OpenWorld News”.

Animals shot or drive-stunned with Taser stun-guns since 2010

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Cheshire Police – Response
Cumbria Constabulary – Response
Derbyshire Constabulary – Response
Devon and Cornwall Police – Response 1, Response 2
Dyfed Powys Police – Response
Gloucestershire Constabulary – Response
Greater Manchester Police – Response
Gwent Police – Response
Kent Police – Response
Lancashire Police – Response
LincolnshirePolice  – Response
Merseyside Police – Response
Metropolitan Police – Response 1, Response 2, Response 3
North Wales Police – Response
North Yorkshire Police – Email for copy
Nottinghamshire Police – Response
Police Service of Northern Ireland – Response
South Wales Police – Response
South Yorkshire Police – Response
Staffordshire Police – Response
Surrey Police – Response
Sussex Police – Response
Thames Valley Police – Response
West Mercia Police – Response
West Midlands Police – Response
West Yorkshire Police – Response
Wiltshire Police – Response

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Guy Basnett is an investigative journalist and reporter. He has held the posts of Chief Reporter at The Journal, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Features Writer at the News of the World, and Deputy Features Editor at the News of the World. He was awarded Young Reporter of the Year at the Press Gazette Regional Press Awards 2006, shortlisted for Reporter of the Year at the British Press Awards 2009, and shortlisted for Young Journalist of the Year at the British Press Awards 2010.

Guy Basnett

Guy Basnett is an investigative journalist and reporter. He has held the posts of Chief Reporter at The Journal, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Features Writer at the News of the World, and Deputy Features Editor at the News of the World. He was awarded Young Reporter of the Year at the Press Gazette Regional Press Awards 2006, shortlisted for Reporter of the Year at the British Press Awards 2009, and shortlisted for Young Journalist of the Year at the British Press Awards 2010.