I suppose culling as a response to over population is reasonable in some situations, but it’s the inherent fun people derive from the act that’s generally unsettling.
On balance, killing animals because you want to instead of, say, playing tennis is probably not alright but being that it’s totally within the law and even encouraged by some governments, it’s just one of those things we have to live with.
That said, bragging that you illegally killed a deer as a pickup line on Bumble is a very weird move.
This comes after 24-year-old Cannon Harrison (real name) was Bumbling when he matched with a girl whose name has remained anonymous.
In the conversation that ensued, things started fairly normally, and then the woman went on to say “Just shot a bigo buck. Pretty happy about it” which translates to “I just killed a sentient being for fun, I guess. It was a big male deer and yeah, I’m delighted about that.”
Initially, Cannon was enthused, saying “Hell yeah, get em with a bow?”
The woman tried to move things on, when Cannon asked if she used a spotlight – an illegal action where a bright light is used to stun the deer. The woman says that she did, and Cannon asks for a picture, with her obliging.
Little did she know though, that our Cannon is a state game warden, and he was getting information from her to convict her for illegal poaching.
He told The Washington Post:
“Honestly, the first thing I thought was that it was someone who was messing with me because they knew who I was,. It seemed too good to be true.“
Using social media, Cannon managed to find out where his match was, and told authorities. Game warden personnel apprehended her the next day.
She later pleaded guilty and was fined $2,400 for her troubles. No jail time though.
Maybe don’t kill animals because you’re bored?
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