Hiker May Go to Jail For Freeing An Eagle From A Trap Close To A Hike Trail

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Kathleen Adair encountered an eagle stuck in two traps Dec. 24. (Photo courtesy Kathleen Adair)

Makes my blood boil to hear that more and more animal lovers are being punished simply for caring for animals. We hear about the Canadian woman who got jailed for helping ducks cross the street, now we have a hiker sued for freeing an eagle.

Kathleen Adair came across a bald eagle with its leg shut inside a trap when she was on a hike. Spending an hour freeing the majestic animal that represents American Freedom and springing a few traps she found along the way that may threaten other bald eagles from getting caught in, she was rewarded with potential jail time and $500 fine. A local hunter reported her to the state trooper.

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Apparently in Alaska, you can get charged for disturbing hunters and trappers under the hindrance of lawful trapping law. In the US it is illegal to trap or hunt bald eagles, sadly traps capture animals indiscriminately. The laws side with the hunters where those protecting endangered species can get charged.

 

 

Kathleen Adair (Photo by Lisa Phu/KTOO)

If you think that Kathleen is unfairly charged, please share this article to raise awareness that the laws are broken and we need to push for change.

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http://www.ktoo.org/2015/01/22/hiker-freed-trapped-eagle-due-court-today/

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19 thoughts on “Hiker May Go to Jail For Freeing An Eagle From A Trap Close To A Hike Trail

  1. The JUSTICE SYSTEM gone MAD ! This is insane, just as the girl who helped the bull in the bull ring could go to jail for 10 years, and the girl who gave water to animals during slaughterhouse transport – what happened to compassion from the powers that be ! All these people deserve medals for doing what they did !

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  2. Makes my blood boil too! – “The laws side with the hunters where as those protecting endangered species can get charged.” The law should side against indiscriminate and inhumane trapping devices deployed by the ‘noble hunter.’ The law should not be used to persecute someone trying to free a trapped eagle caught in such an evil device and for trying to ensure no other animal suffered the same cruel fate in other similar devices along the way. What if a child had stepped away from the hiking path into one of these barbaric traps left in the vicinity – would the law side against anyone trying to free that child (another unintended victim of the noble hunters’ appalling ‘methods’) and for deactivating similar trapping devices found nearby?

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  3. It seems the lunatics are running the asylum !!!! It was Oscar Wilde who said the law’s an ass (with apologies to asses) !

    No good deed goes unpunished !

    I wanted to put a comment on but I’m not on Facebook. I’m just glad I don’t live in Canada otherwise I would be in prison all the time for removing traps – why are there traps anyway? This is truly barmy and disgusting !!

    Sharon

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  4. They’ve all gone mad. She should be rewarded for saving the symbol of American Freedom. Shame on those who think otherwise…..AND, trapping should be made illegal!

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  5. This is not normal!!!! She diserves a medaille for free the eagle!!!!!!! Op 9 feb. 2016 16:12 schreef “Cecils Pride” :

    > cecilspride posted: ” Makes my blood boil to hear that more and more > animal lovers are being punished simply for caring for animals. We hear > about the Canadian woman who got jailed for helping ducks cross the street, > now we have a hiker sued for freeing an eagle. Kathlee” >

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  6. Absolute bunch of BS if I ever heard it!! WTF!! People with these kind of f*cked up views and actions don’t deserve the air they breathe!! As for the traps especially the steel-jaw leg hold trap this monstrous and barbaric device should’ve been banned eons ago!! It’s not rocket science!

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