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.
The fawn, named Giggles, was brought to the Saint Francis Society shelter near the state line by an Illinois family who believed the animal had lost its mother.
Shelter workers told WISN-TV that the fawn had been there about two weeks when armed Department of Natural Resources agents showed up with a search warrant and took the animal. The DNR began investigating after receiving two anonymous calls about the deer.
As if the situation described above wasn’t excessive enough, another report indicates that a DNR game warden actually used a plane to perform surveillance of the shelter prior to the raid of the shelter by armed agents.
The warden drafted an affidavit for the search warrant, complete with aerial photos in which he described getting himself into a position where he was able to see the fawn going in and out of the barn.
So here’s my question to you all: what would be a fitting name for Scott Walker’s “new and improved” DNR?