Saturday, December 26, 2009
Guest Editor-Blogger, Retired and Tired had this to say:
An answer to the question: What happens to one who kills a Bigfoot just to prove it exists?
I asked the State Attorney General this very question back in 2006. He said the Laws in Oregon are very strict on the taking of any KIND of wildlife without a tag to harvest.
He said the state would NO DOUBT bring first degree manslaughter charges against anyone that willing killed a Bigfoot because it is NOT A LEGAL GAME ANIMAL.
Also more serious charges would be invoked if a person WILLINGLY KILLED AN UNKNOWN ANIMAL, for any reason other than proven self-defence.
Over the last 30 years, I've thought about the quandary here. Then we have a federal Issue too: The government can say the creature is protected by US Fish and Game Laws which are more severe.
I wouldn't want to try it to see.
I have a question? Why manslaughter charges if this beast is simply an animal?