FWC - Throw The Book At Maryland Man Who Attacked A Federally Protected Pelican

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is conducting a criminal investigation after a man named Hunter Hardesty posted a video of himself on Facebook assaulting a federally protected brown pelican.

The Monroe County Sheriff's Office says the FWC informed Sheriff Rick Ramsay Monday that the agency is in the process of filing two criminal charges against Hardesty for animal cruelty and molestation of a protected species.

We the undersigned fully support the FWC and the Monroe County Sheriff's Office and ask that Hardesty’s actions are punished to the fullest extent of the law. This type of behavior needs to have consequences to deter others from harming our wildlife.

Article: https://www.wfla.com/news/florida/florida-fish-and-wildlife-conservation-commission-probes-video-of-maryland-man-tackling-pel/1839948230