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Judge Sentences Pa. Man to 7 Days in Lynx Death

Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, lynx, death, environment, protection, wildlife, wildanimals )

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Pennsylvania man was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court to seven days in federal prison for trying to cover up the fact that a Canadian lynx, an endangered species, was caught in one of his traps two years ago.

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Nancy sands (448)
Wednesday January 12, 2011, 2:20 pm
About 10 zeros need to be on to the 7to 70000000000 days!

Nicole McNally (18)
Wednesday January 12, 2011, 2:45 pm
I agree, Nancy. He clearly isn't going to change his ways and I can't see how 7 days in prison is going to make a difference. How many more animals does he have to trap before someone takes this seriously and gives him the maximum penalty?

. (0)
Wednesday January 12, 2011, 2:55 pm
cher,thx & noted.

once again, a spineless judge slaps an animal abuser on the wrist! shame on that "judge"!

Marti Williams (170)
Wednesday January 12, 2011, 3:21 pm
Thanks for the post...what gives with this 'punishment'...I wonder what transpired...

James W (257)
Wednesday January 12, 2011, 5:42 pm

Susan S (187)
Wednesday January 12, 2011, 6:30 pm
If trapping was banned altogether then a lot less 'accidental trappings' would happen. No animals deserve to die in cruel leg hold traps.

Rebecca T (1)
Wednesday January 12, 2011, 7:24 pm
Oh wow, 7 days. That'll teach him. Way to make criminal behavior and murder into a joke, PA.

Roseann d (178)
Wednesday January 12, 2011, 7:52 pm
How about no trapping. McCoy needs to find a new way to make a living.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 12, 2011, 9:04 pm
In my opinion, the judge dropped the ball in this case......... “I don’t know how long my patience will last with these kinds of cases,” U.S. Magistrate Judge Margaret Kravchuk said after sentencing a fourth man in U.S. District Court in four years to jail time for a violation of the Endangered Species Act that involved a lynx. “At some point, I may have to impose longer sentences. Seven days of incarceration hasn’t stopped this.” If that was the case, why not impose the maximum sentance so this loser and any other POS would have second thoughts about trapping, or at the very least, make sure their traps were compliant!!!!!!! Another case of NOBODY giving any thought to the animals!!!!!!!!!!! BULLSH*T!!!!!!!!

Michael Feenaughty (267)
Thursday January 13, 2011, 7:11 am

End CrueltyDeb Williams-Shepard (154)
Thursday January 13, 2011, 8:46 am
At least he got a little jail time.

Carol H (229)
Thursday January 13, 2011, 10:46 am
very little time! noted, thanks Cher

JennyLynn W (246)
Thursday January 13, 2011, 11:44 am
We adopted a lynx for Christmas; we've got a new family member for the album (between two snow leopards, right after the amur leopard) and the WWF gets funding to help save habitat. The person in this story needs to find another way to make a living - trapping is too despicable and we need a global, permanent ban on it starting today (or yesterday).
I'm glad he did some jail time, but it's not nearly enough jail time. The Judge should have started the longer sentences with this jerk.

Laverne Wallace (59)
Thursday January 13, 2011, 12:43 pm
noted. 7 days, why didn't they just pat him on the head and tell him to do it again? That is nothing. They need to put his butt in jail for a long, long time.

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Thursday January 13, 2011, 12:53 pm
this jugdge is a piece of shit. he is worth then that person that did what he did to the wolve. this guy deserve a big sentence for this. but the jugdge is garbage.

Robert O (12)
Thursday January 13, 2011, 1:13 pm
This guy got off way too easy. His punishment should be measured out in decades not days! The judge that gave him that light as a feather sentence isn't fit to judge a baking contest if you ask me!

june bullied (553)
Thursday January 13, 2011, 2:03 pm
judge and cretin need to share a jail cell together.

Melissa T. (0)
Thursday January 13, 2011, 3:04 pm
All trapping should be banned

Walter Firth (45)
Thursday January 13, 2011, 5:18 pm
That sentence was nothing more than a slap on the wrist He should have been given a much longer holiday at the states expense.Until legislation is passed bannning these insidious appliances at least ban him from further trapping.

Susan D (116)
Thursday January 13, 2011, 5:20 pm
Traps are evil. They should be banned completely. This man should have had a stiffer sentence and his licence taken away for a start. Once he has done his 7 days, he is free to go off killing animals again.
As for the previous offenders sentenced to 7 days by this judge, they should have got YEARS. They killed lynx intentionally.BASTARDS. That is a word too kind for them, but there are no words unkind enough.

MmAway M (506)
Thursday January 13, 2011, 5:46 pm
Cher! I certainly hope that the 7 days is full of guys that want this guy to be their MRS!!!

7 Days of that would make me a little happier, ROTTEN SENTENCE, but SO WANT THIS guys to BEND OVER!

Rhonda Conway (41)
Friday January 14, 2011, 3:40 am
Justice not served. Noted, thanks Cher

AnimalWhisperer Caswell (154)
Friday January 14, 2011, 11:22 am
Is this yet another judge that just does not have any inkling what justice means?!!!!!!!!! I am in despair; these judges need educating!!!!!!!!!!!! Rosi Caswell Animal Whisperer, Animal/Human Therapist

. (0)
Friday January 14, 2011, 11:30 am
Noted, thanks.

linda b (186)
Friday January 14, 2011, 11:39 am
Another case where the punishment does'nt fit the crime, thank you Cher

may Howie (246)
Friday January 14, 2011, 1:10 pm
7 days!He should be given at least 10yrs,this was a waste of time and money in the courts,the prison time does not fit the crime,we need to get tough with these people,

elizabeth ortiz. (10)
Friday March 4, 2011, 2:56 pm
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