Skip to comments.Armed agents raid animal shelter for baby deer
Posted on 08/01/2013 5:33:56 AM PDT by fteuph
KENOSHA, Wis. WISN 12 News investigates an operation raising questions about the use of government resources and the state policy that meant a death sentence for a fawn.
"It was like a SWAT team," shelter employee Ray Schulze said.
Two weeks ago, Schulze was working in the barn at the Society of St. Francis on the Kenosha-Illinois border when a swarm of squad cars arrived and officers unloaded with a search warrant.
"(There were) nine DNR agents and four deputy sheriffs, and they were all armed to the teeth," Schulze said.
The focus of their search was a baby fawn brought there by an Illinois family worried she had been abandoned by her mother.
"When it made a little noise, it sounded like it was laughing," Schulze said.
Schulze videotaped the fawn they named Giggles during the two weeks she was there. The Department of Natural Resources began investigating after two anonymous calls reporting a baby deer at the no-kill shelter.
The warden drafted an affidavit for the search warrant, complete with aerial photos in which he described getting himself into a position where he was able to see the fawn going in and out of the barn.
Agents told staff they came to seize the deer because Wisconsin law forbids the possession of wildlife.
"I said the deer is scheduled to go to the wildlife reserve the next day," Schulze said.
Read more: http://www.wisn.com/news/armed-agents-raid-animal-shelter-for-baby-deer/-/9373668/21272108/-/wvh1n7z/-/index.html#ixzz2aifQoR1X
(Excerpt) Read more at wisn.com ...
Good thing they were all armed ... it might have come right at them!
The name is the problem...
Tyranny always looks like this.
I wonder how the anonymous caller would have felt if the JBT had managed to kill someone while pulling off their little SWAT fantasy?
Ah, scratch that. Anonymous probably hoped for the worst.
Anyone who thinks government is beneficent after reading this needs their head examined.
If they government has the time and money to do this then Sequester dod not go NEARLY far enough
“Anonymous caller/witness” and “tip from a confidential informant” are both code words for lies they make up to go on their fishing expeditions to get a charge on anotherwise innocent party. Usually a party that they don’t like or jealouse of.
The ‘Fourth Estate” is the FIFTH COLUMN!!!
Let me get this straight....they arrived en masse, sedated the baby deer, and then took it someplace else, and killed it.
Wondering how much cheaper, and humane it would have been to blood test the little deer first to see if it had any of the nasties they were concerned about.
Seems in our currently leftist dominated bureaucracies the tendency is to swarm it, kill it, and then excuse it after blaming someone else. I notice one of the most important factors in being a Leftist is one must be a major coward.
The reasoning behind not telling the shelter they were coming is an absolute ridiculous joke. Huge difference between the evil of drug dealing, and the humanity, and love of innocent creatures.
My GOD look at the resources these disgusting people used to prepare, and raid that shelter with the intent to kill that baby deer. I say it was a training exersize, and everyone other than government was collateral damage one way, or another. It’s the Leftist way. No respect for other life, or liberty, just for themselves.
Gee Wally, that was swell of them wasn't it?
The State Agency should be closed. Clearly, local dog-catchers would do a better job of managing animals.
And all those macho “swatters” should be re-assigned to un-armed, un-armored foot patrol duties in high-crime areas.
Call for the demilitarization of government bureaucracies.
When all you have is a hammer, every problem, even ones that can be addressed with a polite phone call, looks like a nail that needs to be pounded.
"If a sheriff's department is going in to do a search warrant on a drug bust, they don't call them and ask them to voluntarily surrender their marijuana or whatever drug that they have before they show up," Niemeyer said
So serving a warrant for an errant deer at a shelter is equivalent to doing a drug bust. Excellent logic.
What sort of scum makes an anonymous call to report a rescued fawn, knowing the State’s only solution is death?
I hope the callers and the death squad are proud. May they reap what they sow.
Governor Scott Walker must step up, take responsibility, and stop State-sponsored cruelty, and the gross waste of public resources used to carry it out.
Good idea. WISCONSIN governor Scott Walker can set the example by de-militarizing his own administration. Let’s have action, not talk.
This looks to me like someone "settling the score". But two wrongs don't make a right.
Were dogs kept their also and were they also shot,inquiring minds what to know. Cant open the White house tours but can spend thousands on swat team to run amok in animal shelter.
See #8 for the back story of the raid on the Society of St. Francis Animal Shelter in Kenosha
FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.
I have mixed feelings about this. If this shelter is owned by Cindy Schultz, I don’t know why she’s allowed to be in the animal protection business after her conviction for stealing dogs out of their own back yards a few years ago.
This woman used to live in my town. She certainly has been a headline grabber over the years. She ran such an aggressive campaign asState Director for Ross Perot that she became the last worker standing long before the election was ever held.
Then she was arrested and convicted for dognapping pure-bred dogs right out of their owners' back yards, neutering them, and selling them across state lines.
One sad aspect of her very sad life was when her mother was killed by a teen driver in a hit/run accident while walking near Cindy's home. The teen was fumbling with a tape or a CD player in her car, changing the music. When she looked up, Cindy's elderly mother was walking right into her path.
Check out post #25. The owner of this “shelter” is not on the up and up. I don’t know why she has a license, given her past record.
What platform took the AERIAL PHOTOS?
A small drone, right?
It does not excuse the SWAT tactics of the DNR. They would have done the same to an unimpeachable saint.
We need to seriously consider the value of anonymous "tip lines". It seems to me that they are mainly used to harass people and settle scores.
Every government has GIS offices nowadays. The photo was probably satellite imagery purchased from a GIS vendor. Or just something pulled off Google Earth. I’ve used freely available Google Earth imagery to settle a boundary dispute. It is very detailed and accurate.
Wait till the “anonymous calls” alert the authorities that you haven’t signed up for obamacare, own a gun, or teach your kids christian values. The police state is firmly here folks, and it’s run by criminals.
T O O
M U C H
G O V E R N M E N T
I have to say that I was turned in anonymously by a disgruntled (fired) ex-employee for having 3 young pheasants in my barn. The DNR pounded on my door after dark, on a cold winter’s evening, when I was in bed recovering from the flu.
I told him that I’d been given the eggs by a pheasant farm owner who didn’t want to hatch them (too late in the season), that I’d incubated them, and that they had refused to leave my cozy barn, despite the fact that I’d left the door open for them. I asked him what he’d like me to do with them? Throw them out into the snow? Turn them over to the DNR?
He said that I needed a Game Farm license to have pheasants. “What did that take?”, I asked. “$10 and an inspection of my premises” was the answer. “Here’s a form to fill out.”
“When will they come to inspect?” I asked. He grinned and said that it had already been done and that I had the nicest pheasant pen he’d ever seen. Eventually my birds flew the coop, and I never saw them again. I still have the license, but it has lapsed.
No guns. No strong arms. Just a very polite agent.
It’s a good thing that Wisconsin has enough doe to make raids like this possible.
State animal control agencies are like this, and they are totally focused on killing wild animals ASAP that have come in contact with humans. They are utterly cold blooded and determined about it.
I have no idea where it comes from, but it is like the unofficial policy of many police departments to immediately kill any dog on a property as soon as they enter it, justified by warrant or not.
At a philosophical level, having this many people who do not just kill, but who want to kill and are enthusiastic about killing when they can, not just when they have to, is very, very frightening.
I remember years ago, an animal shelter was complaining that it couldn’t keep any employees to euthanize animals, even with very high wages (like $25/hr), because most would have close to nervous breakdowns after just a few days.
Joe Arpaio offered to set up an animal shelter and make jail inmates euthanize animals, and was shocked by the absolute rejection of the idea by both inmates and the public. Fortunately he then decided to make his shelter a “no kill” shelter.
So where are they getting people not just willing to kill, but enthusiastically wanting to kill?
The Milgram experiment on obedience to authority figures (1961) demonstrated that people will do horrible things to other people if they are ordered to. But how much killing can you get out of people that way?
Psychopaths have the wiring in the brain to be indifferent to the harm they inflict on others. Sociopaths are trained to be indifferent. If “reprogrammed” at an early age, sociopaths can be treated. If they are adults, likely not.
I doubt it is helpful to society to have so many sociopaths walking around, killing animals.
Duh, who knew that Wisconsin Bambi was a bigger threat than the hordes of illegal alien Mexican invaders that Obama refuses to capture?
It’s called “desensitizing”, meaning that all of the shock troops need to have all traces of humanity and compassion erased from their souls, otherwise, they would be ineffective at killing with impunity. This explains why police have been shooting dogs with little or no regard.
When you add up all the stuff that has been going on, like all the SWAT raids, dog shootings, unwarranted surveillance, bulldozing the wrong house, deer killing, license plate tracking, and the complete lack of any remorse or reason, it's clear that the government is not here to help.
I assume such men are still serving the public, but we certainly see a lot more of another type of government agent these days: the kind with a license to kill.
There are people out here that are not good for the animals. There was one recently who only got a slap on the wrist for cruelty to animals. She had quite a business going scamming pics of other dogs and selling poor sick animals off her more than one websites. IMO, if the money was spent on regulating these guys more than raids of this sort; maybe this wouldn’t happen.
This is only possible because our government at every level has gone feral and is instinctively violent at any perceived affront.
A lot more than you would ever imagine.
The percentage of your neighbors who would willingly participate in genocide would shock you.
As an board member and officer of a rural, no-kill, independent Humane Society, I can confirm that everything you say is borne out by experience. This has opened my eyes to what government really is capable of. The State refuses to accept even the concept of a “no kill” shelter for pets, and they seem to prefer euthanasia to rehoming. Most State interactions with both companion animals and wildlife seem to end in death, and they deliberately foster a mentality for killing. Our legislature keeps trying to slip through laws to facilitate more animal cruelty (like chopping off hens’ beaks and feet), unchecked puppy mills, etc. (To make it more depressing, we have a Republican majority and Governor, and still this goes on).
We could go alinsky on them and flood tiplines with bogus tips. That might be the only way to get their attention. It is not as if any politicians are going to have the guts to help us out.
——Society of St. Francis-——
As I recall, they killed Jews and perpetrated the Inquisition.
Now they are trying to be God
Oh well nevermind then.... Carry on..... Bomb the deer shelter flat.... what were we thinking.....