Saskatchewan Wildlife Officials May Investigate Animal Cruelty Video
[caption id="attachment_79622" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Saskatchewan Wildlife Officials May Investigate Animal Cruelty Video[/caption]Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - Wildlife officials would like to interview the perps involved in a video where a hunter is seen engaging in an act of animal cruelty while a colleague holds the camera and provides narration. Under the Canadian criminal code, those found guilty of animal cruelty face fines up to $10,000 and possible prison time ranging from 18-months to 5 years.
It is reported that the Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Environment has viewed the video clip and acknowledges the video content is offensive and expressed a desire to speak with the people involved in the video to determine the exact nature of the incident. In the United States of America, that is called waiving your Fifth Amendment Right to self-incrimination, which is implicitly understood in the phrase "just talk to my lawyer."
Admittedly, without being able to identify the people involved in the clip, the options for exploring this video are limited. There was a case back in 2008 of men committing acts of animal cruelty on ducks as they sat atop a pond. The perps were fined a total of $16,000 at the time. However, they were identified. Perhaps someone who watches the clip will inform on them to authorities.
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