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Father, Son Charged With Killing Mother Bear & Shrieking Cubs In Their Den

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I wouldn’t be surprised if Trump pardons them since he’s been removing U.S. animal protections and his nasty ass sons love to go kill wildlife. :bad:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/father-son-charged-killing-mother-084110824.html

Father, Son Charged With Killing Mother Bear And 'Shrieking' Cubs In Their Den

Mary Papenfuss

HuffPost, August 10, 2018, 4:41 AM EDT

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A father and son have been charged with several crimes after they allegedly shot a mother bear and her crying newborn twins inside their Alaska den, authorities said.

The men’s actions were captured on a motion-activated video camera installed by wildlife officials who were tracking the mother bear.

Owen Renner, 18, was seen on the video shooting the mother black bear in April on Esther Island in Prince William Sound, said police. According to a sworn summary of events by police that was filed in court, the “cubs begin shrieking in the den after the initial shots are fired,” The Anchorage Daily News reported Wednesday.

His father, Andrew Renner, 41, then took “aim through his rifle scope only feet away and fires several more shots, killing the newborn bear cubs,” per the court documents. He was also seen on video saying: ‘It doesn’t matter. Bear down,’” authorities said.

It’s illegal to kill a mother bear with cubs in most areas of Alaska, including where the sow and her newborns were slain.

After the Renners discovered the mother bear was wearing a tracking collar, they returned to the den to collect their gun shells and dispose of the cubs’ bodies, officials said. They later turned in the mother’s collar and skin to authorities but claimed they had shot the sow at a different location and saw no cubs with her, according to a statement from the Alaska State Troopers.

Other clips showed the men skinning and butchering the sow, and Owen Renner declaring, “They’ll never be able to link it to us,” authorities said.

The mother bear had been part of a three-year study by the U.S. Forest Service and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. The study was launched due to concerns about the declining black bear population in the area.

The men now face charges of unlawfully taking a female bear with cubs, killing two bear cubs and illegally possessing and transporting three illegally hunted bears. Andrew Renner was also charged with tampering with evidence, which is a felony, filing false documentation and contributing to the delinquency of a minor (his son was 17 at the time of the shooting), the Dispatch reported.

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Hope those evil revolting cowards get everything they deserve. Disgusting human beings.

@Magician,  I agree with you and also can see where that heartless racist orange buffoon would pardon them.  He loves hunters and has no compassion. He does not care about Animals, children being kept in cages, people being seperated from their families or anything for that matter that people with a heart and soul do care about.  

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1 hour ago, Jazzy Jan said:

Hope those evil revolting cowards get everything they deserve. Disgusting human beings.

@Magician,  I agree with you and also can see where that heartless racist orange buffoon would pardon them.  He loves hunters and has no compassion. He does not care about Animals, children being kept in cages, people being seperated from their families or anything for that matter that people with a heart and soul do care about.  

This. Consider it a f'king done deal he's gonna pardon them :ugh: 

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:americanlife::americanlife::americanlife:

No words for these cunts.

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Those two people are disgusting. 

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Kill them.  Done and done.  They don't deserve to live.

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On 8/14/2018 at 10:12 PM, Bill said:

Kill them.  Done and done.  They don't deserve to live.

Agreed. Makes my blood boil.

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They deserve far worse!

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/26/us/andrew-owen-renner-alaska.html

Alaska Hunter Who Killed Cubs in Bear Den Gets 3 Months in Jail

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A female bear, part of the Prince William Sound black bear study in Alaska, emerged from her den with a cub in April 2018. Another female bear in the study was killed, along with her cubs, by a father-and-son hunting pair.

By Julia Jacobs

Jan. 26, 2019

When a father-and-son hunting pair from Alaska poached a black bear mother and her two newborn cubs in their den last year, they initially seemed to get away with it.

There was little chance for witnesses on a remote island off Alaska’s southern coast. The hunters traveled there by boat, strapping on backcountry skis to reach the bear den. But a motion-activated camera, being used for wildlife research, captured the hunters’ actions on the island, the authorities said.

This week, after pleading guilty to various poaching charges, the father, Andrew Renner, a 41-year-old from Wasilla, Alaska, was sentenced to three months in jail and barred from hunting for a decade, said Aaron Peterson, the state’s assistant attorney general, who prosecuted the case. His son Owen Renner, 18, received a 30-day suspended sentence and was required to perform community service.

Based on state law, killing a mother bear or bear cubs is a crime. But Mr. Peterson said that defendants in poaching cases rarely get jail time. That’s because hunters often argue that they poached an animal by mistake and typically have no criminal record, he said.

In the case of the Renners, however, Mr. Peterson said in a phone interview, he felt the crime was so egregious that he asked for jail time.

“What they did in this case was shoot two newborn bear cubs who couldn’t escape,” he said. “They had no way of getting out of that den. They were completely at the mercy of the Renners.”

Based on the camera footage, which was summarized by prosecutors in a news release, Andrew Renner and his son approached the den on Esther Island, in Prince William Sound, on April 14. Owen Renner fatally shot the sleeping mother bear with a rifle, prosecutors said, causing the cubs to start shrieking inside the den.

Andrew Renner then fatally shot the cubs.

Prosecutors said the recovered video footage showed the Renners butchering the mother bear and taking the remains away in bags. Two days later, the camera caught them returning to the area to collect the bullet shells and dispose of the bear cubs’ bodies, according to a report from Alaska’s Department of Public Safety.

Andrew Renner’s lawyer declined to comment. His son’s lawyer did not respond to a request for comment.

Because the mother bear was being studied by the United States Forest Service and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, she wore a GPS-enabled collar. About two weeks after the Renners shot the bear family, Andrew Renner took that collar and the mother bear’s skin to an Alaska Department of Fish and Game site, claiming that he had mistakenly shot her and did not realize she was a mother until he noticed she had teats, the Department of Public Safety report said. He also claimed that there were no cubs in the den.

It was not until August that the Renners were charged with poaching, according to the report.

Charlotte Westing, a biologist with the Alaska Department of Fish and Game who runs the black bear study, said the cameras were installed to keep researchers apprised of whether the bears have cubs.

According to a report on the black bear study published this month, the researchers have placed collars on about four dozen black bears on two islands in Prince William Sound. The collar logs geographical positioning every five hours, providing a detailed map of the area that the bears traverse.

By chance, a camera captured a crime that is often not brought to light because the forest provides cover. “What happens in the woods is often just between the person and their actions,” Ms. Westing said.

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game allows hunting of bears and bear cubs that are hibernating in their dens on limited state and federal lands where it is deemed a “customary and traditional practice.” That tactic has been long opposed by many conservationists and animal rights activists.

Both the father and the son pleaded guilty to several misdemeanor charges related to the poaching, Mr. Peterson said. Andrew Renner also pleaded guilty to falsifying documentation related to the bear killings.

In addition to setting the three-month jail sentence, an Alaska District Court judge fined Andrew Renner $9,000 and ordered that he must forfeit his boat, pickup truck, guns, iPhones and skis, prosecutors said. Owen Renner’s hunting license will be suspended for two years. 

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Only 3 months? They deserve a much harsher sentence than that

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At least he is going to jail. He won't have anticipated that when he killed the bears just for the fun of it.

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Cowardly evil excuse for a Human should have been punished far more.  Animals abusers make me sick to the stomach. 

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Awful. 

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3 months only?! WTF :americanlife:

 

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2 hours ago, horn said:

3 months only?! WTF :americanlife:

 

It is a joke.  Cruelty to animals is never punished as it should be. 

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God, can we please get to a point where people who abuse animals, children, and the elderly (or anyone else for that matter) get a mandatory 20 year jail sentence, or much worse??

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