Charges dropped against Kei Ju Farm co-owner Julie Hall and the law changed.

Charges dropped against Kei Ju Farm co-owner Julie Hall and the law changed.

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Vasilios Kambouras started this petition to State Representative Jason Wentworth and

This petition is to prevent further violence, forceful, and cruel intervention by the State of Michigan, under The Michigan Department of Natural Resources.

Kei Ju Farm co-owner, Julie Hall was given a warren for arrest for her kind caring of injured wildlife animals - whom were shot and killed on-site by the DNR, because Julie didn't have a permit to care for Wildlife Rehabilitation...

As per boston25news, "The animals included a small deer that was taken in, in the fall at around two weeks old; Sassy, a half-blind raccoon with Down syndrome; and Po, a one-legged crow a child had brought in.."

Yet, The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has no more room for any more animals and they were clearly in good hands. 

"'That’s why the DNR is in place, we have places for these animals,' Gorno said.
'We just can’t rehab every animal that we get a call on. I understand that Julie took in everything. But what happens is, she has to call us and say she has it,' Gorno said." - petoskeynews

The Wildlife Rehabilitation Permit is clearly counter-productive when a farm owner can't even help these wild animals. Hall said she was even on a waitlist to obtain a permit. Now, Julie is raising money for legal fees.

"'Every year we have released hundreds of animals that we've taken in,' Hall said. 'As soon as they hit about eight or nine weeks, depending on their behavior and ability to hunt and fish, then they are released.' What started out as a farm with one barn, has grown into three acres with dozens of chickens and goats, a handful of horses and alpaca, and even a couple prairie dogs. 'My whole life I have just done this, I have always taken care of all of the animals since I was 6-years-old.'”

The State of Michigan needs to make an exception to the Wildlife Rehabilitation Permit and relating laws, for the DNR is perpetuating an undersupply of willing and qualified volunteers that want to help these animals. There should at least be an exemption for farmers and those in related fields with a given amount of experience.

 

Related articles:

https://www.boston25news.com/news/trending/michigan-woman-charged-with-caring-wildlife-without-permit-animals-killed-by-state-officials/3H4WISFLIZCYFDKCJ556XKQIYM/

https://upnorthlive.com/news/local/emmet-county-woman-charged-for-taking-care-of-wild-animals

https://www.petoskeynews.com/charlevoix/kei-ju-farm-owner-charged-with-caring-for-wildlife-without-permit-animals-killed-by-dnr/article_8423d36b-ddb3-59b1-8a22-57848331a005.html

 

Please donate to Julie to help her with legal fees:

https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-with-julie-legal-fees?qid=0f975be439577738bd975a886f905b84

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