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    In Safety Study, Sheep on Meth Are Shocked With Tasers

    The study aimed to test whether Taser devices have caused heart-related problems or death in meth-addled suspects
    By Jeremy Hsu Posted 04.12.2010 at 5:18 pm


    Shocked Sheep I'm maaaaaad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore! From the excellent Black Sheep

    Cocaine is a hell of a drug, but getting shocked with a Taser while riding high on methamphetamines probably beats any white-knuckled cocaine experience hands down. And that's exactly what happened to some lucky sheep in a new study that tested the effects of Tasers on meth-addled targets, funded in part by Taser International.

    There's at least some scientific reasoning behind all the apparent madness. Growing abuse of methamphetamines has led to arrest-related deaths in situations where law enforcement officers used their Tasers on drug-intoxicated suspects. The latest study was designed to test whether electronic control devices (e.g. Tasers) can lead to dangerous cardiac responses in meth-intoxicated humans, with sheep standing in for people.

    The less-lethal device of choice was the Taser X26, a standard law enforcement tool which can fire at suspects from a distance of 35 feet. Researchers shocked sixteen anesthetized sheep after dosing the animals with an IV drip of methamphetamine hydrochloride.
    Some of the smaller sheep weighing less than 70.5 pounds suffered exacerbated heart symptoms related to meth use. But neither the smaller nor larger sheep showed signs of the ventricular fibrillation condition, a highly abnormal heart rhythm that can become fatal.

    The study that appears in the journal Academic Emergency Medicine openly lists a few caveats. Aside from being partially funded by Taser International, the study authors include two physicians who represent medical consultants and stockholders of the company. One of the two is also the medical director of Taser International.

    Still, Taser has an understandable interest in assessing the safety of its less-lethal devices in these types of extreme conditions. Taser devices have evolved into a wide-ranging family that includes Taser shotgun cartridges that fire from a 12-gauge shotgun at up to 100 feet. The company has also teamed up with the Pentagon to develop shock cartridges for a grenade launcher. Taser has even had its employees put themselves on the firing line to vouch for the safety of its products.

    Certainly police would rather have less-lethal options for tricky situations involving meth. We can all probably agree that less Taser use is better, but that they are certainly preferable to more lethal methods of subduing criminals in certain situations. Outraged animal rights activists, however, can begin writing their letters of protest now.

    Source: In Safety Study, Sheep on Meth Are Shocked With Tasers | Popular Science
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    i think i just found my new avatar. baby mussolini out, meth sheep in!
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    I read the title and immediately thought there was some sort of raid on a Twilight convention ... I've become so used to this site being snarky that I just can't assume anything is literal anymore.

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    LOL @ that pic!
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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik View Post


    i think i just found my new avatar. baby mussolini out, meth sheep in!
    It's from the movie Black Sheep which is about zombie sheep.



    Poor sheep. They should experiment with tasers on pedophiles.


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    That is one pissed off looking sheep, granted I would probably be looking the same, if i was tweaking on meth and got tazed.

    That fucker took my breath away though for second.

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    It's shitty that they experimented on the poor things but at least they were anaesthetised.

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    Am I invisible?


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    Quote Originally Posted by bellini View Post
    Am I invisible?
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    Bellini, I see you and I've seen Black Sheep as well.
    It's so bloody funny!!!
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    Thank you. I was developing an invisibility complex for a minute there.


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