Last April, Mr. Trump made it legal for hunters to shoot bear cubs in their dens, which not only shocked animal lovers but conservationists as well. So it is not surprising that Trump’s presidency has created a dangerous environment for animals, the environment, and those who care about it.
Just a week ago, a sheriff’s deputy in Arkansas was fired after being caught on video shooting a barking dog in the face. The Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office posted this statement on Facebook:
The disturbing video, which went viral, shows a Sheriff Deputy Wallace firing at a barking chihuahua named Reese outside a home in Shiloh Estates, Arkansas. Doug Canady, who is caring for the dog, took the footage and as the dog squeals in pain, you hear him saying:
‘I just recorded you shooting that dog in front of me, putting me in danger!’
The deputy then says:
‘No I didn’t. The shot hit the dog, what I aimed at.’
Ryals. who terminated Wallace, said in his statement:
‘We in Law Enforcement answer calls every day that require split second life and death decisions. We strive to be right 100 percent of the time. Our Department is sadden about this incident and apologize for any distress and disappointment this incident has caused anyone who was affected by this disheartening event.’
According to CBS News:
‘As for Reese’s, the dog suffered a bullet wound to her jaw and is recuperating, but “not out of the woods yet,” according to the latest update on a GoFundMe page for the injured pooch. She and another dog, Oreo, were known strays in the neighborhood after they were left behind by their previous owners, but were taken care of by Canady and his daughter, according to the fundraiser page.’
Reese can be seen walking on a Facebook page dedicated to his recovery.
Featured image is a screenshot from Facebook