Saturday, March 8, 2008

Pro Golfer Kills Hawk

December of last year, Tripp Isenhour was shooting his film called “Golf Like A Pro” at the Grand Cypress Golf Club when squawking Red-Shouldered Hawk disrupted Princess-Isenhour in mid-shoot causing the Princess to get frustrated. He then decided to make a game of hitting a ball at it to “simply scare it into flying away.” When that didn’t work he drove closer to the bird – 300 yards away – and started hitting more balls at it, then moved closer – 75 yards away – he became excited when he almost hit it says the Commission officer. The 10th ball took the life of a beautiful endangered hawk.

As soon as it happened, “I was mortified and extremely upset and continue to be upset” Princess announced yesterday during a public apology. He says, “I want to let everyone know there was neither any malice nor deliberate intent whatsoever to hit or harm the hawk. I was trying to simply scare it into flying away.”

Quote : Don’t try hit the poor bird with a 140+ mph, 1.680 inch, hard ball if you didn’t want to hurt the animal

Now he must apologize for murdering a bird protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. Isenhour is facing jail time of up to 14 months for cruelty to animals and 2 accounts of misdemeanor as well as $1,500 in fines.

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