Breaking! Demand That Michael Garcia Be Prosecuted After He Allowed His Dog To Kill An Innocent Fawn In Colorado

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Another senseless loss of an innocent life as a result of human callousness and ignorance occurred when Michael Garcia, 36, of Las Cruces, New Mexico, unfathomably allowed his dog to kill a fawn in southern Colorado and then boasted about it on social media.

As per the Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Garcia, who has been charged with illegal possession of wildlife, allowing his dog to harass wildlife and unlawful manner of take of wildlife, “could lose his privileges to hunt and fish.” That’s it?

There is no question that this subhuman should not be allowed to hunt or fish anymore. But after his blatant disregard for the safety and life of the innocent fawn, Garcia should never be allowed near an animal again and should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

“This is a disturbing case; we have heard from many members of the public wanting CPW to investigate,” Rick Basagoitia, wildlife manager at CPW in the San Luis Valley, said in a statement. “Information that they have provided has been greatly helpful to CPW efforts.”

According to the officer’s report, Garcia was in an area near the Conejos River when his dog chased the fawn and killed it. Garcia posted photos of the dog and the dead fawn on social media. Someone reported the post to Operation Game Thief and CPW began to investigate.

Garcia received a citation by a CPW wildlife officer on July 23. The fines for his offenses are a mere $1,372.50. If he does not pay the fine, Garcia will be required to appear in court on September 16th.

Garcia will also be issued 20 license-suspension points, which means he must appear before a CPW suspension-hearing officer. This is a separate process that could result in the suspension of license privileges from one to five years. Only the Parks and Wildlife Commission has the authority to impose suspensions.

Contact the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission to urge them, at the very least, to suspend Garcia’s license for the longest amount of time possible.

Send letters to c/o Commission Assistant​​, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, 1313 Sherman St., Denver, Colorado, 80203, or email: dnr_cpwcommission@state.co.us​

Also, please contact the Costilla County Sheriff’s office urging them to prosecute Garcia at (719) 672-0673 or email at sheriff@costillacounty-co.gov

Wildlife crimes can be reported anonymously to Operation Game Thief at 877-265-6648. Those who report are eligible for a cash reward if the tip results in the issuance of a ticket or a conviction.

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