Looks Like a Google Street View Car Hit a Donkey in Botswana

Posted In Web - By robertalai On Tuesday, January 15th, 2013 With 1 Comment

DOnkey Standing Looks Like a Google Street View Car Hit a Donkey in Botswana

Google is in a PR disaster management in Africa after one of its Street View cars apparently hit and injured a donkey in Botswana. Botswana is the seond country after South Africa to have Google street view cars deployed. An image on Google street view generated by cameras mounted on the said car, shows a seriously injured donkey writing in pain.

Donkey down Looks Like a Google Street View Car Hit a Donkey in Botswana

A twitter user  @TheRealSheldonC  tweeted the image of the donkey lying down as if it is dead. Initial shots of the donkey show it by the roadside while later images show the animal lying down and writhing in pain.

 

In a statement to an Australian news website, Google has denied the allegations. The statement read in part;

“Our Street View teams take the safety of people and donkeys very seriously.  A review of our imagery confirms that we did not cause any harm to the donkey.”

Donkey down 1 Looks Like a Google Street View Car Hit a Donkey in Botswana

The donkey might have been lying as alleged by Google but the photos does not help the search engine giant’s case. A cloud of dust is visible in what appears to be after the donkey’s fall. No clear footmarks aare visible also.

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This might mark a very bad start of 2013 for Google after it was accused of stealing data in 2012 by Mocality.

About - Robert is an African Tech Blogger, Critic, Net Evangelist, Speaker, Mentor for Young Boys and Girls, Editor @TechMtaa and likes to Provide Sanitary Towels To Poor Women through the DishAPad Initiative

  • http://solista85.blogspot.com/ Solomon Mburu

    i saw the image bt i dont think the donkey was hit, it just the normal behaviour of the donkey to ‘bath’ in sand.