Jeremy M. Hill, 33, pleaded not guilty in U.S. District Court to killing the animal with a rifle on his 20-acre property near Porthill, Idaho, at the Canadian border. He lives five miles from the closest grizzly bear recovery zone.
The grizzly bear is classified as a threatened species in the lower 48 states, according to the Endangered Species Act, and protected by federal law. Hill's charge is a misdemeanor.This means that he is having to raise money to defend himself in court for defending his children and property from what is properly understood as a serious threat. Fortunately, the community is helping.
An amusing comment:
Since the victim is the grizzly bear, I suggest the trial be moved to it's jurisdiction.The environmentalists, of course, are out in force in the comments section:
Yes, judge, jury, bailiff, the entire court room of people, should be locate in the outdoors,
smack dab in the middle of mother grizzly bear country.
And the trial should be made to last days and days.
Because sooner or later, the noise and smells will attract a grizzly bear.
And I am curious to see if the judge would allow the bailiff to shoot the bear to protect the people,
or if not harming the endangered bear is the more important thing.
This is actually an important part of a trial, it is called "the re-enactment of the crime."
In fact, this could actually be a televised program, you know, like that "Jersey Shore" show.
If anything it supports me, do you know which species kills the most 'precious' humans.....HUMANS, with your argument we should 'kill all humans', but no your deity told you not to, hmm conundrum, If population were to be reduced (through humane abortions, and other birth control) guess what....less CRIME, but no your religion, which is very out dated, forbids that. Well as I say, there is a gene pool of 6 BILLION (6,000,000,000,000) humans and only a thousand or so grizzly bears in the lower 48 states (10,000) any non math nerd should be able to understand this. There are TOO MANY HUMANS. I will continue to value what is RARE=endangered species' , over the common=HUMANS.