Baby Deer, 'Giggles,' Killed After Raid On St. Francis Society Animal Shelter August 2, 2013 Wisconsin

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... nine Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources agents and four local sheriff's deputies stormed the St. Francis Society animal shelter in Bristol, Wis., to remove "Giggles," a baby deer that was being held in violation of Wisconsin state law.... agents could be seen bringing out a body bag with something inside. It turned out to be the deer. Schulze said the employees assumed the deer was dead, but they learned by watching the news that the deer had only been sedated and was later put to death...

Armed agents raid animal shelter for baby deer August 1, 2013 Wisconsin, Blacklisted News
... “It was like a SWAT team,” shelter employee Ray Schulze said... at the Society of St. Francis on the Kenosha-Illinois border ... a baby fawn brought there by an Illinois family worried she had been abandoned by her mother... Agents told staff they came to seize the deer because Wisconsin law forbids the possession of wildlife...

Armed Agents Raid Animal Shelter to Execute Baby Deer August 1, 2013 Wisconsin,  Cop Block
... Schulze told the agents that the deer was scheduled to go to a wildlife reserve in Illinois that allows the rehabilitation of deer the next day.  Still, Schulze said, agents corralled workers near the picnic area and then set out in search of the fawn.... Niemeyer denied agents killed Giggles at the shelter, saying they tranquilized her and then euthanized her off-site...

... Armed government agents raided an animal shelter and executed a baby deer. "I spent 22 years in the Air Force and two years in Vietnam and I've just never seen such totally unnecessary, senseless cruelty," shelter worker Ray Schulze told the Daily News...


... Wisconsin wildlife officials are defending their decision to remove a fawn from a no-kill shelter and euthanize it, saying state law requires such action to prevent the spread of disease.... “Then here they come, carrying the baby deer over their shoulder, like a bag of — she was in a body bag,” Schulze said. “I said, ‘Why did you do that?’ He said, ‘Well, it's our policy.’”...

An animal shelter was swarmed with armed government agents after employees began caring for a baby deer. "It was like a SWAT team," shelter employee Ray Schulze said. - July 29, 2013


... Agents told staff members that the deer was being seized according to Wisconsin state law, which forbids the possession of wildlife. But according to Schulze, the deer was scheduled to go to a wildlife reserve in Illinois the very next day, one that allowed for the rehabilitation of deer... many are asking for the justification for such heavy-handedness towards an innocent baby deer...


DNR Gets Death Threats - August 2, 2013



Death sentence for baby deer seized at animal shelter August 3, 2013 Wisconsin, The Rock River Times
... Agents said they had to seize the deer because Wisconsin law forbids anyone to possess wildlife without a state-issued permit. Schulze explained that the next day the deer was scheduled to go to a wildlife reserve in Illinois that allows rehabilitation of deer. He was shocked to see the agents come out carrying the fawn in a body bag  ...

... A baby deer killed by 13 “heavily armed officers” who came to an animal shelter with a warrant... the shelter is now suing the Wisconsin DNR, who were out of their jurisdiction when they shot this baby deer ...  The Wisconsin DNR crossed the border into Illinois to get this deer ...

... The raid was planned after anonymous tipsters informed the DNR that a baby deer was being housed in the shelter ... The incident has rallied animal-lovers and opponents of police militarization alike, and so far 10,060 people have signed a petition calling for "an investigation into the killing of baby Deer Giggles." ...

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