Skip to comments.Couple face jail after nursing a coyote-bitten fawn back to health
Posted on 01/29/2013 3:38:33 PM PST by Uncle Chip
An Indiana couple who nursed an injured fawn back to health more than two years ago is now facing jail time after refusing to leave the animal to die.
Connersville police officer Jeff Counceller says that it was a little more than two years ago while on patrol that he discovered the tiny deer curled up on a neighbors front porch, badly wounded and unable to stand.
Without time to help it himself, he called his wife, a registered nurse, who cautiously approached the deer with their teenaged daughter before experiencing the fawn gently licking their hands.
Unbeknownst to them at the time, however, was that bringing the animal home with them was illegal according to the state's Department of Natural Resources, with the crime punishable by jail.
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“Did you really think that we want those laws to be observed? We want them broken. You’d better get it straight that it’s not a bunch of boy scouts you’re up against . . . We’re after power and we mean it. You fellows were pikers, but we know the real trick, and you’d better get wise to it. There’s no way to rule innocent men. The only power any government has is the power to crack down on criminals. Well, when there aren’t enough criminals, one makes them. One declares so many things to be a crime that it becomes impossible for men to live without breaking laws. Who wants a nation of law-abiding citizens? What’s there in that for anyone? But just pass the kind of laws that can neither be observed nor enforced nor objectively interpreted - and you create a nation of law-breakers - and then you cash in on guilt. Now that’s the system, Mr. Rearden, and once you understand it, you’ll be much easier to deal with.”
— Dr. Floyd Ferris “Atlas Shrugged”
They're lower than the dust.
Does the DNR go after liberals when they try to drag beached whales into the water?
Pigeons are gutter rats. Deer are wood rats.
Coyotes are not good, but they don't crash through your windshield in the middle of the night.
I guess they will need to include the police in the next remake of the Yearling.
About 8 months ago there was a prominent case posted here at FR in which the cops actually came to the house at 5 a.m. and simply BLEW AWAY the deer they’d been nursing.
No warning or anything.
Our bureaucratic idiots at work. Emailed it on. Thanks!
We call them ditch rats here. It takes $1,500 in steel to make a bumper that will save a pickup.
Expensive, and that wreaks havoc with your crumple zone should you hit something less forgiving.
I can’t imagine any jury would convict them.
Try raising orphaned RACOONS and see what reaction you get. RACOONS carry a terrible virus which has killed TWO persons in the US. They also carry rabies. AARG. They will probably die of distemper because no vet will touch them or give you the medicine to treat them.
Yet another completely stupid law. All our “legislators” have SFB (Obama for brains).
“Sorry, but if you had to pick a critter more hazardous to human life, would it be the coyote or the deer?”
Neither. It would be the self-righteous, self-appointed, nanny-state Marxist-liberals. Those rat bastards have killed more people in the past hundred years than coyotes ever could.
I'll stand beside him......
No they won't, not unless they come in contact with another raccoon that does carry the virus..........