Montanans Voice Strong Opinions After Hunter Makes Huge Mistake
A Montana woman made headlines last week after she mistakenly shot a Husky that she believed to be a wolf. Not only did she shoot the dog, but then posed with the dead animal for pictures before skinning the dog and taking pictures of that as well.
She then posted all of those pictures on her social media.
It will come as no surprise that people were outraged and what started out as a Montana story quickly became not only a national story, but a world one. Even TMZ highlighted the Montana woman along with several of the pictures that were posted on her social media.
While the case is still under investigation, we decided to ask Montanans what they thought. We put up a poll with the following question:
"Should people that knowingly abuse/kill/abandon animals face incarceration?"
There were three options to choose from: Yes, No, and It Depends on the Situation. Several Montanans voted in our poll and the results were some of the most lopsided we've ever seen. Over 80 percent of the people that voted said "Yes," that people that knowingly abuse/kill/abandon animals should face incarceration. In fact, it was a whopping 81.75 percent.
As for the other categories, 15.33 percent said that it depends on the situation, which means that only 2.92 percent said no. While a few folks might be a little surprised by the results, most folks simply will not tolerate animal cruelty. Especially from people that are intentional in their abuse of the animal.
As mentioned, the Montana hunter said that she mistook the dog for a wolf, and I suppose that everyone should be given the benefit of making a mistake, however, I believe that most Montanans think that if you're going to hunt here, you should certainly know what you're aiming at.
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