According to Fox News, a Missouri man was sentenced to 1 year in a jail for the illegal killing of “several hundred deer” over the course of the past few years. While he’s in jail, the judge also ordered him to watch the Disney classic Bambi, once a month.
The poachers would take the heads of the “trophy bucks” and left “the bodies of the deer to waste.”
Randy Doman, the Missouri Department of Conservation’s protection division chief, tore into the man for his conscious disregard of animals:
“In situations like this, with serial poachers who have no regard for the animals, rules of fair chase or aren’t bothered by the fact that they’re stealing from others, it’s all about greed and ego.”
Watch cartoon Bambi’s mom get shot enough times and you’ll start to feel bad about poaching deer? Is that the plan here Missouri?
According to the Conservation Department, they’ve racked up quite the fine as well:
“To date, this group of poachers has paid $151,000 in bonds and $51,000 in fines and court costs and collectively served 33 days in jail.”