Woman charged after allegedly slapping police horse at Trump protest

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A woman who protested outside a Kansas City rally for Donald Trump on March 12th was arrested on Friday for abuse of a police service animal.

According to a police report, an officer mounted on horseback was involved in crowd control outside the Midland Theatre when protesters began moving into the street and blocking traffic, approaching officers on foot. After police verbally instructed the protesters back onto the sidewalk, the crowd continued moving forward and mounted officers moved into position to block the crowd, according to Fox4KC.

Police say that's when the suspect, 29-year-old April J. Foster, approached an officer and his horse, Dan, and began screaming in the horse's face in an attempt to scare him. When that did not work, Foster reportedly slapped the horse in the face with an open hand.

After striking the horse, Foster fled toward the back of the crowd, where police were unable to apprehend her at the time.

The Kansas City Star reported that a photographer witnessed an incident of a woman slapping a police horse.

Police later received a tip that led them to the suspect.

Foster was charged with abuse of a police service animal. She was released after posting $500 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on May 4th.

PETA Senior Vice President Daphna Nachminovitch released a statement on the incident.

All animals feel pain, stress and fear just like we do, and they deserve our respect and protection. Horses are highly sensitive prey animals, and this poor horse was without a doubt already under a tremendous amount of stress as a result of the chaos, the crowds, the deafening noise of the angry protesters, and more. PETA commends the person who called the tip line so that this woman’s apparent cruelty to this horse does not go unpunished.

Police said there were four other arrests made in relation to the Trump protests, and although the situation became tense and pepper spray was used on the crowd, the protests were mostly free of large-scale violence.

11 comments

  • ANOTHERBOB

    The mentality of your typical Hillary supporter. She showed her bravery by trying to escape back into the crowd.

  • USMC VET

    No need to go to court on this matter. Just let the horse kick the crap out of her in return. Sweet justice! Stupid liberals!

  • The truth

    Theses people are scum. Trump may say things that hurt people’s feelings but he isn’t out assaulting people , animals and destroying property. Sticks and stones may brake my bones but names will never hurt me ……really this makes them a million times worse than trump could ever be.

  • ANOTHERBOB

    Since this b**ch is from Missouri she probably got her training in Ferguson. Her girlfriend needs to slap some sense into her.

  • Bob

    I’m surprised PETA didn’t condemn the use of animals for police work and ask how the rest of us would like it if we had to carry horses on our backs all the time.

    • ANOTHERBOB

      I’m surprised that PETA doesn’t condemn the use of human beings as police officers that forces them to deal with human garbage like April Foster. It’s a dirty job but I guess somebody has to do it.

  • k

    What a liberal/leftist MORON and ANIMAL ABUSER! k6 moths in the pokey and suspension of voting rights for 10 years would be just about right !

  • Juan

    Liberals once again disgust me with their name calling,violent behaviors. Good job PETA and GREAT job police.

  • Ramesh

    f***ng retarded leftists ( == communist fascists ) aka “peacefull protesters” … ther are not even humans, they are not even animals, they are literally the scum of this earth….

    Seriously .. Americans are the most gullable people on this planet. They have been subwerted by communism and they stull dont even have a clue !!
    Learn from us Indians ! We had this attack on us too ( and it seems to be starting again)! Go do some research, there are many former KGB’s who have defected have come out to warn people ! And all they said is NOW REALITY in the US ! US is literally the posterchild of a succesfull subversion !

    Seriously, this is no joke, WAKE THE F**** UP !!

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