This is, or was, Giggles. She was turned in to an animal shelter in Wisconsin. The shelter arranged to send her to a wildlife preserve in Illinois that helps reintroduce such deer to the wild. The day before she was to be moved, state officials with military-style weaponry descended on the shelter and eventually took Giggles out in a body bag, having killed her as a matter of state policy. When asked why they did not just call and discuss the matter with the shelter, which would have duly informed them Giggles was bound for a wildlife preserve, the head agent said:
"If a sheriff's department is going in to do a search warrant on a drug bust, they don't call them and ask them to voluntarily surrender their marijuana or whatever drug that they have before they show up,"
That is how the government sees all of us, as criminals and not as citizens. Fortunately, the state has some restraint
The DNR told WISN 12 News despite the allegations outlined in its search warrant, it will file no charges against the shelter.
Gee, thank you master. Apparently, the shelter did not have the proper permit. Gasp.
PS- Left unsaid, of course, is why the DNR needs a paramilitary group and weaponry. I sense a Radley Balko post coming.