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Animal cruelty of wild animals is an growing problem in Louisiana

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Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries works to protect animals from being abused (source: KTBS) Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries works to protect animals from being abused (source: KTBS)
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Louisiana, is a mecca for hunting and fishing that Captain Richie Mc Carthy of Wildlife and Fisheries Enforcement Division helps oversee.

He says "Anytime you have that kind of recreation. Louisiana has one of the lengthiest hunting seasons when you look at it state to state. A lot people use it as family time. The only time they may get together and go to the deer camp."

Most folks play by the rules, but wildlife agents cover a lot of ground - and water-to make sure they do. But whoo, that's right who would have thought such a bizarre case of animal cruelty involving a screech owl would cross the desk of Captain McCarthy.

Capt. McCarthy relates "We had one recently where we had an owl that flew into the window of someone's vehicle."

And officials with wildlife and fisheries remind you that it is illegal to possess a protected species.

McCarthy tells KTBS "They decided it would be okay to keep this thing. But it turned to more than that where they are taking video of themselves blowing smoke it it's face. Possibly marijuana. Thinking that is funny to get an animal high. We didn't think it was too funny.

Agents were tipped by the suspects themselves - they posted the fowl video on social media. Wildlife and Fisheries issued citations for possessing the animal and animal cruelty.

The case is yet to be resolved pending action from the district attorney in Claiborne Parish.

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