Sunday, January 8, 2017

Pet deer shot dead by game and wildlife warden

A family are inconsolable after a wildlife warden came onto their land and shottheir pet deer five times.

A warden, flanked by two colleagues, entered the Mcgaugheys’ Kansas farm and killed the deer, called Faline, apparently just 10 minutes after handing them a warning notice stating the animal was an illegal pet.

The family had looked after Faline, named after the Disney Bambi character, ever since it followed Kim Mcgaughey home.

“I couldn’t believe it,” said Kim’s daughter Taryn, speaking to The Independent.

“One shot to the head would have been enough but then he shot her in the leg and four times in the back.

“He treated her like target practice.”

The family started feeding Faline two years ago, when she came in with a broken leg and then refused to leave.

The three-year-old deer apparently hated the wind, would lock the front door using her head and would often sleep in Kim Mcgaughey’s room.

“She would get on the bed and stand like she owned the place,” said Taryn Mcgaughey, a fashion, fitness and glamour model.

Link to the rest of the story


Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

Government Knows Best!

AprilApple said...

Can we use those government assholes as target practice? Someone should. We will all look the other way.

Lem said...

There is never a PETA advocate around when you need one.

Sixty Grit said...

Why do we know the name of the deer, the family that kept it, but not the name of the warden and his flankers?

Lem said...

First they came for Cecil and I said nothing. Then they came for Harambe and I said none of my business... now Bambi is gone.


Leland said...

I get why keeping a wild animal can be illegal. That's not to say my opinion of the law, just that I understand it. But what I do understand it doesn't equate to the best solution is slaughtering the animal on sight. Maybe you argue the animal is now domesticated and thus can no longer survive in the wild, but if that's the case; doesn't that mean the animal is no longer wild?

#BLM Bambi Lives Matter

Amartel said...

Little unaccountable dictators enforcing stupid little laws.

Evi L. Bloggerlady said...

I concur with Leland. 🦌I could even ordering the deer fixed. And why aren't these assholes dealing with poaching (I am sure that's an issue in Kansas).

Lem said...

The warden must have thought... oh shit, what if this guy tells all his other friends in the wild about how he is living off the kindness of the humans and word spreads and all of a sudden when there is a drought all of them entire families of deer descend upon the town.... chaos. I'm going to nip this in the bud and they are going to give me a medal.

Little did he know.

Methadras said...

There was zero reason to kill that deer. For a warden to go onto the property to serve paperwork is one thing. So lurk 10 minutes later and kill the deer in a clearly inhumane way is another. What he did was in fact illegal. He had no search warrant and frankly no probable cause. There were multiple solutions to this issue but none of them required killing the animal. You see, this is what I detest about government. Arbitrary impulse enforcement of the 'law'. From federal, state, to local enforcement, they are the physical manifestation of the law. However, they are also the imperfect enforcers of it as well. He had no cause to, what I believe is a crime to compound what was another alleged crime, the keeping of an illegal animal.

there are so many cases of law enforcement breaking the laws to enforce the law that it brings the entire concept of law enforcement into question as far as I'm concerned. Short of an illegal act being committed in front of them. Any peace officer should be relegated to being no more than a nosey neighbor. Observe, report, serve a warrant, or act on probable cause, and let the judiciary take over. Beyond that, get the fuck off my lawn.

This is why i've said that i'm fairly neutral on law enforcement. I understand they have a tough job and they are perpetual targets of the ire of citizens with their arbitrary and inconsistent enforcement practices. I really am leaning towards distrust. I'll handle my own issues until I need you. Otherwise, get the fuck out of my way, you aren't wanted.

MamaM said...
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MamaM said...

This kind of thing angers me because it involve misuse if not outright abuse of power.

It's bullying with a gun. And the warden"s actions directly relate to something going on inside of him. True regard for the law comes with the awareness that it is a blunt instrument and needs to be applied with skill and a thoughtful, balanced awareness of intent and consequences.

When I see and hear of humans acting this way, I feel discouraged. The heartening part hidden within the story is the bond of trust that formed between human and animal, which testifies to an even greater mystery than the blindness and stupidity that keeps being perpetuated in the face of wonder.

Trooper York said...

I don't know much about deer but this seems really weird to me.

Sixty Grit said...

My former veterinarian's tech has a tame deer. She found it wounded as a fawn and raised it up. She truly loves animals and has a number of critters living in and around her place. The animals she has might not seem like regular pets, but as MamaM says, animals and humans can form a bond of trust and empathy. And no, her name is not Ellie Mae, nor does she have a see-ment pond, but she does take care of animals in need.

Would that more humans had that ability.

MamaM said...

I was too twizzed by this on the first read through to follow the extra links in the post, but found and clicked on them when I returned.

Nice work, Lem.

Sort of a cross between a TY puzzle and Drudge's photo subtext.

AllenS said...

I think that it's the law of the land, that you can't have "wild" animals as pets, and yes, around here the police will do the same thing. One more law that Trump can get rid of, and win the hearts and minds of a whole lot of people.