Militarization of Police

Armed Department of Natural Resources Agents Raid Animal Shelter Over Baby Deer

"It was like a SWAT team," an employee of the Wisconsin shelter said


WISN 12 News investigates an operation raising questions about the use of government resources and the state policy that meant a death sentence for a fawn.

"It was like a SWAT team," shelter employee Ray Schulze said.

Two weeks ago, Schulze was working in the barn at the Society of St. Francis on the Kenosha-Illinois border when a swarm of squad cars arrived and officers unloaded with a search warrant.

"(There were) nine DNR agents and four deputy sheriffs, and they were all armed to the teeth," Schulze said.

The focus of their search was a baby fawn brought there by an Illinois family worried she had been abandoned by her mother.

h/t fish


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  1. And of course they shot it. I bet it was coming right for them. Or maybe it was standing aggressively.

    1. I can’t imagine the level of cowardice needed to kill an otherwise healthy baby animal. It really is along the lines of killing puppies, kittens, ducklings, bunnies, etc.

      It’s no excuse that it’s mother abandoned it and someone else was caring for it.

      This is where animal sanctuaries come into play. Keep the animal alive, learn from it, keep it from breeding while in captivity and let it live out a decent existence in a semi-domestic setting.

      If necessary and it’s healthy, slaughter and butcher it for food when it gets big enough.

      Anything is better than needlessly killing it.

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