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‘Celeb’ Hunter Busted for Cruelty

Written by PETA | October 20, 2011

Ducks and geese in North America are a bit safer, now that “celebrity” hunter Jeff Foiles has been banned from hunting for three years in Canada and two in the U.S. following convictions for cruelty to animals.

Foiles, who sells videos of his hunts online, was reportedly seen in one of his taped hunts holding up a wounded duck, wrenching the duck’s neck, and opening the bird’s mouth while making quacking sounds. According to a news report, “In another hunt videotaped the next day, Foiles manipulates a wounded duck for four minutes, whacking it on the head with a duck call, covering its head with an empty shell box and playing peek-a-boo. He later places his fingers over the bird’s nostrils and holds its beak closed while asking ‘Is this how you want to die?'”


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Reportedly, a wildlife expert testified during Foiles’ hearing that the birds he abused were “conscious, alive and suffering extreme pain and stress.”

Considering that people who find it fun to torture and kill animals often take their issues out on human victims as well, we should all be thankful that Foiles is spending 13 months behind bars.

 

Written by Lindsay Pollard-Post

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  • Sick of Human Scum says:

    Only 13 months! Ah well, s’pose its enough time for the “big man” to get his *rse rammed and see how he likes receiving pain for a change!

  • Rita says:

    This story has left me mentally scarred. I kept thinking about it all through the day. So when I saw a cartoon show with a duck in it and I broke down and started to cry. Those poor ducks. They’re so sweet and innocent… how could someone be so heartless? I’m crying again just thinking about it. She must have been so scared in her final moments. :(

  • Michelle D says:

    People think because it’s an animal that they can just treat them any way they want because they have no voice to speak up for themselves. What a terrible person, it’s always said that people who treat animals with cruelty are more apt to treat their fellow human beings with equal cruelty, I say put them away.

  • Carla* says:

    Totally agree with Rex’s Mom!! Rid this earth of this kind of scum, there’s no room for this piece of **** here!!

  • Suzanne M. says:

    Disgusting! We need stiffer laws for people who abuse animals. 13 months is not enough! Throw the book at this jerk.

  • Abby says:

    This is just sick. It’s gross enough that killing animals is considered a “sport,” but meaningless torture takes it to another level of cruelty. Ducks are sweet, gentle, and kind animals. This man should be subjected to the same torture he put the animals through! What makes HIM better than they are?

  • SQUIRM says:

    far too light a punishment for that creep.

  • Christine says:

    This is awesome news for all animals! Hopefully there will be more convictions like this! :) :)

  • Backtalk says:

    Just goes to show that hunting is the “sport” of cowards who get off on torturing and killing innocent animals. They can’t murder people and get away with it, so they kill animals for pleasure.

  • Rev. Meg says:

    My favorite PETA T-shirt features two hunters aiming at each other with a rifle and a crossbow. The slogan says “Hunt Each Other And Leave The Animals Alone.”

  • debra9554 says:

    Put this man behind bars please!Then throw away the key!!!!

  • Rex's Mom says:

    Good Good Good! This sadistic piece of crap should be in prison for 13 years not 13 months and should be banned from hunting for life! What a moronic idiot!

  • Disgustipated says:

    Fuck you, Jeff Foiles