May 31, 2007
Discussion Topic: Was Monster Pig Kill Legal?
By Dave Hurteau & Chad Love
The Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division is now raising questions about how the 11-year-old Jamison Scott’s 1,051-pound feral swine, dubbed “Monster Pig,” got into the 150-acre fenced plantation where it was shot and whether the kill complied with the state’s fair chase laws. From an Associated Press story in The Decatur Daily News:
Violations of the transportation [of game] law are misdemeanors punishable by a $500 fine and three months in jail, [AWFFD enforcement chief Allan] Andress said. Penalties for violating the fair chase law range up to $5,000 in fines and one month in jail, according to the state wildlife Web site.
What’s your reaction to this latest development?