Two men will hopefully spend a long time behind bars after they were caught on video dragging a still alive moose behind their truck.
According to Thunder Bay News, on September 28, 2019, members of the Nipissing West (Noëlville) Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a report of a moose being shot and dragged behind a truck.
The OPP along with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) and the Wikwemikong Tribal Police conducted an investigation of the incident and charged two first nations men have been charged.
Alphonse Donald MAIANGOWI, age 73 and Gabriel RECOLLET-JOCKO, age 18, both from Wikwemikong First Nation were arrested and charged with:
- Causing Unnecessary Suffering to an Animal, contrary to section 445.1(1)(a) of the Criminal Code (CC); and
- Careless Use of a Firearm, contrary to section 86(1) of the CC.
The MNRF has charged both accused with:
- Use Firearm Carelessly to Hunt, contrary to section 16(1) of the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act (FWCA);
- Unlawfully Have Loaded Firearm in Conveyance, contrary to section 17(1)(a) of the FWCA;
- Unlawfully Discharge Firearm in Travelled Roadway, contrary to section 17(1)(e) of the FWCA; and
- Use Vehicle to Hunt or Injure Wildlife, contrary to section 24(1) of the FWCA.
The pair are scheduled to appear at the Ontario Court of Justice in Sudbury on February 26, 2020.
Hopefully, the judge throws the book at these low lives.