Horse carried in back of truck; police 'had a talk' with driver later

Horse carried in back of truck; police 'had a talk' with driver later
Posted at 11:58 AM, Jun 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-05 08:32:48-04

(RNN) - In case you were wondering, carrying a horse in the back of an old pickup is not a safe way to transport the animal.

Police in Zanesville, OH, shared a picture of a horse being hauled in the back of a Chevrolet S-10 blocked in by a wooden crate secured by ropes.

The police "had a talk with him" about properly transporting large animals, which generally involves a trailer specifically designed for that purpose.

Police were alerted to the improper transportation by "Mike's Hauling" after seeing the picture. They happened to see the same truck about a week later - this time without the horse - and stopped to talk to the driver.

No charges were filed since they could not locate the horse or determine its condition, but they said they issued a formal warning and "had a talk with him about how to safely transport a horse."

The post said they will cite the driver in the future if they become aware of other issues.

The Zanesville police have some experience with livestock. They posted a video in April of police vehicles on a "cattle drive" after some cows got loose on the road.

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