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Taxidermy Artist Sentenced To Prison For Wildlife Smuggling


Offbeat  (tags: taxidermy, art, sculpture, arrested, smuggling, endangered, animals, animals, off-beat, odd, unusual )

Lindsey
- 870 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
A Miami Beach artist who combines taxidermied animal parts into sculpture was sentenced Friday to 20 months in federal prison for trafficking in endangered and protected wildlife.



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AWAYnotHERE M. (445)
Friday March 2, 2012, 6:37 pm
WHAT THE ???????????????? Personally, I am SHOCKED TO ALL !#!# that they did not arrest this YAHOO before, he was exhibiting his ANIMAL ART in Galleries -- That shocks the S~~T out of me. Who in their right mind would actually enjoy looking at animal parts stuffed into what this Jack Leg thought in his" Insane Mind" as Art????????GRRRRRRRR He should Rot in Jail, not enough time, he paid these people (Poachers/smugglers) to obtain these innocent creatures, thus promoting smuggling and death to all of these creatures and who knows how many animals died that he didn't use. What a PIECE OF SCUM....Just shaking my head -- Do believe my head is going in a circle! Never have heard anything like this and I am sure others do it, but didn't watch the video at site!
 

Lindsey Williams (234)
Friday March 2, 2012, 6:51 pm
The video just shows more of his "art." I agree with you Marilyn, how the heck was he not arrested before this? People (like the one who shot the video in the article for his art) have seen this and should have wondered how he got these animals... but at least he was caught. But of course the punishment will not be near enough what he deserves.
 

Holly Lawrence (473)
Friday March 2, 2012, 9:19 pm
I agree ..how did he get away with this for so long! Thank You for the good news, Lindsey, that this piece of crap has finally seen jail time!
 

Robyn M. (123)
Friday March 2, 2012, 9:35 pm
A "hard to watch" video", this guy is bloody twisted! I can't believe people would not only look at this crap, but would actually buy it! (shame on them). This is hardly an artist!
 

naomi cohen (60)
Friday March 2, 2012, 9:59 pm
i will not watch the video. i CANNOT watch it. this human needs his body parts removed and displayed as 'art'.
 

Penny C. (79)
Friday March 2, 2012, 10:21 pm
This person??ogre is insane.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday March 2, 2012, 10:29 pm
The blood stained skull of death
snaps viciously at its patron.
The tinker toy bones rattled
to his unholy laughter.
Now, in a noxious cell
he crys for Mommy.
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Saturday March 3, 2012, 12:10 am
Thanks.
 

Jonjon Hoy (146)
Saturday March 3, 2012, 4:30 am
That's all, 20 months in prison for such insane cruelty. So sad of animals suffering in the hands of a profit maker through the greed of money. What is his next project, Human corpes figures? Their ought to be a law againt killing animals for this kind of lust for profit. Sure the boldness of the wild is beautiful, but don't kill it for display. God gave us animals for a reason, they are our true peace makers if we only open our heats and listen to them of their peaceful ways and learn from it, what a beautiful world this would be in unity of world peace. Animals are our true technology that technology can't even begin to compare. This man should of gotten 20 years and not 20 months. Shame on you judge for not making it 20 years.
 

AWAYnotHERE M. (445)
Saturday March 3, 2012, 4:57 am
Oh Dang you can't send a Star to Jon because...bla bla bla...Love your comment and totally AGREE JON!!!
 

AWAYnotHERE M. (445)
Saturday March 3, 2012, 5:46 am
AWAY SPAM -- Begone from here! Nuked!
 

Val R. (230)
Saturday March 3, 2012, 5:51 am
Reported the spam - noted and posted in group,
 

John Gregoire (257)
Saturday March 3, 2012, 5:57 am
Not nearly a long enough sentence for this scumbag!
 

tammy B. (52)
Saturday March 3, 2012, 6:00 am
I think that the galleries should be addressed! This is not acceptable, and they should be monitored to make sure they are not accomplices, or maybe they should be charged as accomplices.
 

Lisa Neste (696)
Saturday March 3, 2012, 6:17 am
I say let's stuff Enrique & hang him on a wall as an example of what an A..hole looks like!!! Yes, glad he was caught but definetly the punishemnt does not fit the crime per usual!!
 

Terry King (108)
Saturday March 3, 2012, 7:15 am
Sad!
 

Dawn Mason (103)
Saturday March 3, 2012, 8:01 am
Noted, sad!
 

Susanne R. (249)
Saturday March 3, 2012, 8:38 am
The self-centered fool is probably complaining about how artists suffer for their art! He deserves a harsher punishment than he received.
 

Ruth S. (313)
Saturday March 3, 2012, 9:07 am
I agree with Naomi Cohen, cut off his body part, that will teach him a lesson he will never forget!
 

Sandi C. (236)
Saturday March 3, 2012, 9:28 am
I'M WITH YOU NAOMI & RUTH!
 

Jim Phillips (3215)
Saturday March 3, 2012, 11:19 am
At the very least, this man got caught and sentenced to prison.

How many people "out there" that do not get caught and sentenced to prison...?

Ty, Lindsey.
.
 

Mariette G. (145)
Saturday March 3, 2012, 2:17 pm
Noted. I so agree with you Marilyn! Thanks Lindsey!
 

kye j. (41)
Saturday March 3, 2012, 5:50 pm
This penalty is not adequate.Simple, mandatory death peanlaty for all these bastard hunters and animal smugglers.I would love to help out re this task.An eye for an eye.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday March 3, 2012, 8:11 pm
Somebody should hunt him down and stuff him!
 

Carol Dreeszen (366)
Saturday March 3, 2012, 9:18 pm
They probably let him get away with it for so long in order to build a case on him! They need to have all kinds of info of what he is actually doing in order to take him down! They do that anywhere anyone is illegally transporting any animal or animal part for profit. They need the contacts of who he is selling to and who he is getting the animals from. They will go into anyones home who has any part of the animal in their possession and take away everything!! If it was an animal taken for meat they will go into the freezer and take every ounce of meat away. When it is a higher offense is when it goes between countries...they will pay big time for that!
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday March 3, 2012, 10:09 pm
OMG! Just when you think you've heard everything. Maybe someone should stuff him.
 

colleen p. (38)
Sunday March 4, 2012, 4:40 am
he should of known what you can and cannot have. other taxidermists see him as a fool.
 

. (1)
Sunday March 4, 2012, 11:26 am
Noted. Thank you Lindsey.
 

bharathi A. (2)
Sunday March 4, 2012, 6:35 pm
Sad
 

bharathi A. (2)
Sunday March 4, 2012, 6:35 pm
Sad
 

Sue Matheson (69)
Sunday March 4, 2012, 9:54 pm
thanks
 

Sue Matheson (69)
Sunday March 4, 2012, 9:56 pm
thanks
 

SANDRA R. (147)
Monday March 5, 2012, 2:35 am
Sadly noted. Thank you Lindsey.
 

Gabriela C. (103)
Wednesday March 7, 2012, 10:33 am
Noted, with utter disgust. :(
 
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