Blogging About Critters Since 2007

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Man Convicted of Illegally Trafficking Live Deer

He was transporting them across state lines from Ohio to a hunting preserve in South Carolina. The deer were not tested for disease.

He was sentenced to 21 months in prison. I hope he serves the whole term. The deer still got screwed because they ended up at the hunting preserve, but any kind of sentence for wildlife trafficking must be enforced.

1 comment:

Bea Elliott said...

The ironic and sad thing about transporting deer is that you may do so if you "legally" purchase them for release in a hunting "preserve"... But if you attempt to relocate them to a sanctuary - Officials and authorities will say they are "too fragile" to do so.

I know I sound like a broken record - It's always about the blood money!