Anaheim, Throat slitting of trapped deer was not a crime November 16, 2014 California

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Anaheim, Throat slitting of trapped deer was not a crime November 16, 2014 California, Examiner
..... a veterinarian... offered to use a “euthanizing solution” in her possession to painlessly end the deer’s life. The officers declined, asked her to leave, and then slit the deer’s throat... The Orange County District Attorney’s office has decided it will not be pressing charges ..

... a deer hanging upside down from a fence... impaled its left hind leg ...  veterinarian Kathleen Johnson ... offered her abilities to provide a painless solution for the deer... After slitting the animal's throat the officers also used the knife to cut the deer's leg ...

... Veterinarian Kathleen Johnson ... found a deer "hanging upside down frantic." It's leg impaled on a fence in Anaheim Hills... "The second officer that was there pulled out a knife and was talking to the first one about where to cut the leg off to get it down from the fence," ...  the veterinarians who performed the necropsy called what the officers did "a barbaric and improper method of euthanasia," ...

... Serrato and Orozco were accused of “intentional and malicious slaughtering” by Kathleen Johnson, an Anaheim Hills veterinarian who witnessed their response to her 911 call. Johnson had called for help when she found a deer writhing and shrieking in pain as it hung upside down on a fence in her neighborhood...



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