SWAT Killed Bambi

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A SWAT team-like gang of 13 law enforcement agents descended on a Wisconsin no-kill animal shelter last week armed to the teeth. After being notified by several “if you see something, say something” Stasi-wannabe local residents, the cops conducted aerial reconnaissance to monitor the movements of the target and then swarmed in to take out…a baby deer abandoned by its mother that someone had brought to the shelter!

According to those present at the shelter, the cops:

[C]orralled the staff (essentially at gunpoint) and onsite contractors and refused to let them leave or even call anyone. [O]ne agent seized the phone of one who was taking pictures of the raid and deleted the photos. [T]he agents went far outside the search for the deer and searched the residential quarters, clearly fishing for anything else when their own warrant made clear they knew the animal was in the barn.

The paramilitary death squad then proceeded to shoot poor little bambi and stuff her into a body bag. According to the press report:

“Supervisor Jennifer Niemeyer said the law requires the DNR agents to euthanize animals like Giggles because of the potential for disease and danger to humans.”

Yesterday the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources posted on its Facebook page a lame excuse for its Seal Team 6 style raid on the animal shelter, excusing the assault by claiming that “our staff took precautions to keep everyone safe as they executed the required search warrant.”

3:13 pm on August 2, 2013
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