Police investigating after spotting a cow in a car on the M4

11 July 2018, 11:48

Cow in a car
Picture: Athena Pictures

By Tom Eames

Yes, you read that correctly.

Drivers couldn't quite believe what they were seeing when a young brown cow was sat in the boot of a car as it travelled on the M4.

Photos released online show the cow looking out of the rear window with a tag on its ear.

South Wales Police have now launched an investigation after the light blue Volkswagen Passat was seen near Briton Ferry, South Wales.

Cow in a car
Picture: Athena Pictures

The RSPCA were also not happy with the actions of the driver, saying it was "extremely concerned" about the photos.

An RSPCA spokeswoman said: "This is a completely unacceptable way to transport a large, farm animal. This represents an animal welfare concern but also a risk to the safety of the driver and other road users.

"We would strongly urge people never to transport an animal like this."

There are penalties for overloading a car of up to £300, as well as three penalty points.