• Jul 9, 2009
We occasionally decry some of the daffy laws that are still on the books, and then things like this happen and we're reminded that we need some of them. Two men in King County, Washington allegedly tied a live bull to a Buick's door frame and were spotted dragging it down the road to another pasture. The bull, apparently dead set against heading to said pasture, was on its belly, legs splayed out, leaving a trail of blood behind it.

The two men, Terrance Neff (no relation) and Jonas Arnbrister, told police the bull "is stubborn" and dragging it around is what they always do. Why? Because "You have to be like that with cows." After having pulled it a half a mile they also said that the bull wasn't hurt.

The men are currently in the King County jail awaiting court appearances on charges of animal cruelty. The bull was given pain medication and given to animal authorities for better keeping. Whenever Neff and Arnbrister get out, the next time they need to relocate some bull, we figure they ought to get themselves a lightly-used Pontiac Grand Am and try doing it like the gent in the above photo.

[Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Image: Bugack.com]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Doh, I meant "kindly" instead of "likely." Get the coffee brewing!
      • 5 Years Ago
      That's rather unfair to jail people for such innocent fun.

      Just tie them to the police cruiser, drag them behind it to the station for lecturing, and then drag them back to their house.
      • 5 Years Ago
      so wait, the bull can stand up at anytime, not get dragged but walk. So the bull is being stubborn, getting dragged on his arse and bleeding... interesting.

      Those guys deserve what they get, but 1/2 of the responsibility goes to the bull. Get up so you don't have to bleed.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Jack: *whoosh*

        He was being sarcastic. Your points are fair and true, but your outrage is misdirected. Also: scifi wtf?
        • 5 Years Ago
        There's a scene in the novel "Childhood's End" where the alien Overloards have banned all sports deemed cruel to animals. The Spanish, feeling it is their cultural right, host a bull fight and the stands are crammed with people. The matador goes in for the kill, and as he stabs the bull with his sword thousands of people scream in pain -- including the matador. The Overlords allowed the spectators to feel exactly what the bull felt.

        There were no more animal sports after that day.

        I'm not one for anthropomorphizing the feelings of animals, but your comment reminded me of that story. The bull isn't a person and doesn't necessarily understand. As a human you're supposedly more aware. Evolve already and don't blame the bull for the failings of a couple of stupid humans. See how long you can keep your feet while you're being dragged behind a car. No shoes allowed.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Rich,

        I get the sarcasm, really I do. All I said was that his post reminded me of a story. (that I read probably 30 years ago) And I wouldn't say what I wrote was outrage so much as a sense of perspective. A put yourself in the bull's hooves if you will.

        And what's wrong with sci fi? Half the things we take for granted today started out as sci fi.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Noe come on leave the poor guy to himself. he aint hurting anyone and it A BULL FOR CRYING OUT LOUD! And for that matter his bull it aint the polices job to protect his animals for him.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Really?

        -1 for you chadman
        • 5 Years Ago
        Chadman, you're as much of an idiot as the two guys that got sent to join.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Welcome to the 21st century, Sir.
        We know some of our modern customs, like the idea that animals, too, are living beings and deserve to not be treated like sh*t, or the notion that you shouldn't beat your children may seem somewhat outlandish to a time-travelling 19th century lumberjack such as yourself, but we're sure you will acclimatize quickly.
      • 5 Years Ago
      wow...
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is Autoblog, right? Then shouldn't they have at least noticed it's a Pontiac, not a Buick?
      • 5 Years Ago
      The really rightening thing is people like this need to take a test to get a license, but can reproduce and vote at will...Yup, I would literally drag their asses to jail...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Can someone explain wtf chadman is trying to say?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I yearn for the day when one their bulls throws a horn up their asses. That is absolutely appalling that they would be so cruel to an animal.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Buick?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Never mind.... :(
      • 5 Years Ago
      Kinda gives new meaning to the term 'ground beef.'

        • 5 Years Ago
        Nicely punned, Sir...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Bulls can be VERY stubborn. That's what they make those electric shock cattle prods for... If a bull is worth anything (breeding stock) no farmer would treat it like that. If it is only fit to be drug behind a Buick, it is better served as hamburger and prime rib. Tasty!

      Plus, any self respecting cattle farmer drags cows behind a diesel pickup, not a Buick. What are they teaching them up in the Northwest?
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