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College Kids Are Now Going Around Slapping Police Horses in Canada, Apparently

Three people have been charged following multiple horse-slapping incidents at Queen's University in Ontario.

by Allison Tierney
Oct 17 2016, 8:30pm

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The beginning of the fall semester always sets the perfect scene for ignorant freshmen living away from their parents for the first time to make poor life choices. And last weekend, one such decision was caught on camera when a young woman at Queen's University's homecoming in Ontario decided to slap a police horse's behind and promptly got kicked by the animal.

In the video, a blond woman wearing a dark, red-striped polo runs up to two police horses holding human officers and slaps one horse, gets kicked, and falls down face-first. A pal then comes up to the woman before she runs away holding her face.

Police won't confirm yet if the young woman who got kicked in the video is one of the three people being charged in relation to multiple horse-slapping incidents at the university's homecoming. However, a female student at Queen's is being charged—along with two men, who also apparently slapped a police horse. They face criminal charges due to injuring a law enforcement animal—a new addition to the Criminal Code in Canada. Their identities have yet to be released, but if found guilty, they could face up to five years in prison.

Local police said their female horse Murney, a new member of the force, was slapped three times, but unlike the horse in the video, she managed not to kick anyone and was kept restrained.

Horses are, by default, some of the most innocent members of police forces since they're animals. Not to mention, it's probably best to avoid touching anything or making any sudden movements in the presence of police. The thought process (or lack thereof) behind these multiple horse-slapping incidents remains a mystery.

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