This is a slap in the face to all the ethical hunters who follow all the game laws, sometime even passing on a chance to get their deer, because of their ethics. Why is it that though's who do things legally always see the criminals suffer no consequences.
I think that the Laws need to be revised.
This story really makes me mad. Why should people who do poaching get away with it, with plea bargains and stuff. They should not be allowed to make bargains for a lighter sentence.
I agree that the judges who accepted them and did the sentencing should be exposed. Their names should be mad public so that people will know exactly what kind of judge they are. Easy I would presume. One that people will want to go in front of so they too can get light sentencing.
The Police chief that was caught as the ring leader for some of these poaches, should do some time in jail. The fact that they say he is too sick to be in jail I believe is just because he was a Police Chief and he can get away with it. What a great example of how much slack is in our law enforcement services.
I just hope that this story doesn't discourage the great Game Wardens from doing their job. We need to be able to try and get as many people who do not follow the law, so they can get punished. Maybe with the facts of this story, there will be more investigations and hopefully new laws that are stricter put in place. One can only wish that it will happen.
Best luck to all those hard working Wardens. Don't give up.
This is a great story for all. I am a very caring animal lover myself. I know that Billy is very happy going to work everyday and being a part of his owners life, night and day. The fact that he can go to work and be part of his owners practice is just wonderful.
I hope that he will love his new brother or sister. I wonder if they both will still be able to fit in the small office space, or is there a moving coming in the near future.
Underneath the picture and in the email message, the date reads Thursday, December 15, 2011. That is really too far back. I think someone wasn't paying attention to what they were doing.
Wonder what other mistakes are made.
It is really good that they police force has such a wonderful dog police officer. He really earns his keep. I am happy that the missing man was found due to the dog's good sense of smell that led the rest of the police to the where about's of the man.
This should happen more often. It is such a wonderful thing to do. It is a very good way to spend an afternoon too. I think that the dogs love to see their siblings.
They all pretty much look alike. It is good that they all have different colored collars on. Other wise it would probably be hard to tell them apart.
I am sure that they all enjoy the day.
The link that you have given to go and look at all the other Maple Sugar Farms throughout the state DOES NOT WORK. I have tried to go there more than once and tried adding other things that might make it a real site, but none of it worked.
I would appreciate you fixing it so that I can look up some Maple Farms that are closer to my home.
Thank you so much for taking care of this matter in a timely manner.
He did not look close enough. You can plainly tell that it was a German Shepard. It has very distingushing marks on it to see that it wasn't a coyote. Even though it was also wearing an orange collar. The only wrong thing that was being done, was letting the dog run free in the woods. Regardless of that, the hunter did not make sure of his target before shooting. I think he should pay a high punishment for killing this pet dog. It still falls on him for not identifying what he was shooting at.
Congratulations for doing such a great job helping the Pit Bulls. They do get a very bad rap/image. I believe that they are nice dogs and that they are raised to be mean. If they got a good home where there was a lot of love and care they would turn out to be good dogs. People make them the way that they are looked at today.
I hope that Jack continues with his help. It is a good idea to raise money to help take care of the dogs. Keep doing a good job.
I agree with what everyone is saying. I think he needs to be used as an example what will happen to people who want to steal dogs. He should also be made to give up the other people involved with this. Find out what he was actually going to do with this dog. Apparently something did happen to this poor dog. He needs to spill his guts and tell on the others. I am really happy that he can not get bail. He should stay in jail for a very long time.
It is true that our animals are like our children. They are a very important part of the family. They are missed very much and they need to be returned.