The Animal lawful Defense Fund is offering a for 5,000 reward for information leading to the held and judgment of the person (s) responsible for the non juristic capture of a coyote in Essex County, Massachusetts.
The male coyote, which was about five months old, was caught in a body catcher, which is non juristic in Massachusetts. The barbaric and random trap was placed by one or more people in an area near a local golf course where wild coyotes sometimes roam. These deadly traps are often used to catch smaller animals such as raccoons and groundhogs.
Agency spoke exclusively to Sergeant Locke of the Swampscott Police to determine the status of the investigation. Even if it was limited in what it could, because this is an ongoing investigation, it is confirmed that the Ministry of enterprise protection will continue to operate.
“There is no update yet, but we are looking for other event of non juristic traps,” Locke told Agency, noting that they are also trying to find cameras that can hold useful images. “I hope this will get a resolution because the traps are not safe for animals or anyone else.”
Once found, the person (s) responsible for setting up the non juristic trap will be power with animal cruelty and non juristic capture. According to Locke, both power are important.
According to Animal lawful Defense Fund, the poor coyote fled after being imprisoned and it took authorities a few days to save the animal that was emaciated and had a broken jaw. In total, the trap was on his muzzle for about a week, so he could not eat. Tragically, the damage to his jaw was irreparable and the young coyote had to be euthanized.
This is another example of why cruel and indiscriminate capture of animals should be non juristic.
“Like pets we consider family, wild animals are able to feel pain and deserve to be protected by law,” Animal lawful Defense Fund executive director Stephen Wells said in a statement. “We commend Swampscott Police for taking this matter seriously and urge anyone with information about this crime to come forward.”
In Massachusetts, it is a crime to knowingly inflict cruelty on an animal. According to a recent amendment to the law, the maximum penalty for animal mis word is seven years in prison or a fine.