14 January 2014

It's Happened Again

I reported the other day about a fellow fined $10,000 for feeding cabbage to a moose. Seems the lawlessness abounds:

Alaska State Troopers cited a Wasilla man Sunday for giving a moose carrots at his home after he posted a video of the feeding on Facebook, according to a troopers spokeswoman.

A person sent a complaint to troopers after spotting the recording on 47-year-old Paul Cocker's Facebook page. Cocker narrated the video while he lured a moose closer to him in his yard off East Bogard Road and hand-fed it the carrots, said Megan Peters, troopers spokeswoman.

Troopers issued Cocker a citation for $310 for feeding wildlife.

When will the crime wave end?



(Okay, okay; I really do get it. I understand why it's not good to feed wildlife. But $10K vs. $310 ... seems a bit off, ya know?)

8 comments:

Well Seasoned Fool said...

The sum, $10K, will generate a lot of attention. That is probably the point.

Rev. Paul said...

Perhaps so, but it would seem to open the door for a lawsuit claiming wildly inappropriate application of the law.

ProudHillbilly said...

Huh. Wonder why the difference in fine amount?

Rev. Paul said...

Apparently because the cabbage guy had been leaving it out for them, and had videos on YouTube.

PioneerPreppy said...

I still say they shouldn't have the right to fine him for doing anything on his own property. Now if the moose does something wrong and he has facilitated it by feeding the thing then he should be held accountable. This fine system reeks of the same excuse used for gun control to me.

Rev. Paul said...

I understand the theory of "don't train the wild animals to seek humans for their food supply", but the rest could quite easily be as you say. The system isn't working well, if that's allowed to continue.

Sandy said...

Rev. Paul,

Feeding the wild life is obviously causing a problem in the area. I believe someone in the city needs to figure out a proper fine system for everyone. Or did by chance the city need extra money to purchase something?

Rev. Paul said...

All good questions, Sandy. No answers are forthcoming.