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The hits just keep on coming for “celebrity hunter” (or perhaps that should that be “ex-celebrity hunter”) Jeff “Fallin’ Skies” Foiles. In case you haven’t been following, some background on the case here and here and here.
Foiles has already been sentenced in the US and is heading for a 13-month stint in a federal calaboose, but on Wednesday a Canadian court fined Foiles almost 15-grand and banned him from hunting in Canada for three years.
From this story in the Globe and Mail:
An American celebrity hunter who makes big money selling videos of his waterfowl hunts must hand some cash to the courts for violations that include abusing birds after he shot them. Jeff Foiles, 54, from Pleasant Hill, Ill., was fined $14,500 on Wednesday in Edmonton court and banned from hunting in Canada for the next three years. He had already been sentenced in the United States to 13 months in prison, fined $100,000 and banned from hunting there for two years. He is to start serving his time Nov. 21.
So what kind of abuse is Foiles guilty of? Read on…(and remember, this is all caught on tape…)
During one of his videotaped hunts in Alberta in 2007, Mr. Foiles is seen holding up a wounded duck he calls “Mrs. Mallard.” He wrenches its neck and opens its mouth while making quacking noises. In another hunt videotaped the next day, Mr. Foiles manipulates a wounded duck for four minutes, whacking it on the head with a duck call, covering its head with an empty shell box and playing peek-a-boo. He later places his fingers over the bird’s nostrils and holds its beak closed while asking “Is this how you want to die?” The cameraman is heard urging Mr. Foiles to kill the duck in a tone that suggests he doesn’t think his antics are funny.
But wait! There’s more! And I am not, I repeat, not making this up. I should also warn you that if you’re allergic to irony, then stop reading right now, because here comes a terminal dose. You can, right this very instant – if you should choose – go to Mr. Foiles’ website and place an order for your very own Foiles goose call, a brand-new model called the…(here’s the obligatory “wait for it, wait for it…”) Crime Scene!
Thoughts? Comments? Let ’em rip…