What happened to intent to commit a crime?
Jalbert, a resident of Pohenegamook, Que., was arrested on Oct. 11 after failing to stop at the local border crossing. He had crossed into a neighbouring Maine town to fill up his truck with gasoline before a weekend hunting trip. U.S. officials noticed a hunting rifle on his front seat. A subsequent computer search by American authorities revealed that he had a criminal record in Canada, related to a 12-year-old breaking and entering conviction. Now he's facing four months in jail. An editorial in the Maine newspaper The Portland Herald called the decision to keep Jalbert locked up "odd" and said he "is no threat to anyone (unless you're a duck)."
posted by Coop
on Nov 8, 2002 -
Like a big bald eagle? Order one now! Humour might be one way of trying to protect endangered animals but the bushmeat trade
is no joke and fighting it
is damn difficult, probably as difficult as fighting world poverty. Does anyone else feel that these jokes just aren't funny anymore?
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Sep 19, 2002 -
A story about Rasa Nasir Khan
a seemingly regular guy whose only crime is an expired visa and ethnicity, and a passion for hunting. He is one of over a thousand people being held in connection with 9-11 even though his jailers acknowlege that he has no connection whatsoever with terrorism.
posted by Danf
on Nov 19, 2001 -
The Guardian reports that
George Bush Senior, along with Stormin' Norman Schwarzkopf, Dan Quayle and a number of other prominent Americans are unhappy that Botswanan authorities have banned the trophy
of lions in that country. The number of lions in Africa has declined by 35,000 to only 15,000 in the last 10
years, but many wealthy Americans still see it as their right to pay big money to hunt a big cat. This just makes me sick
posted by sixdifferentways
on Apr 27, 2001 -
UK Govt. votes to ban hunting in England and Wales.
Browsing the web last night, several national polls were showing that more of the British Public were against a ban than in favour. Will the MPs who turned up to vote but not to debate (not very democratic?) live to regret their decision as the debate turns from animal welfare to civil rights?
posted by nico
on Jan 18, 2001 -