[Vision2020] Three more dead coyotes left at UI Greek houses
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Tue Feb 14 21:53:01 PST 2017
Completely agree, and I’m rather disappointed and disgusted at the . . . lack of concern expressed by MPD and the UI.
Apparently, the culprit of the first “incident” on 1/20/2017 was identified and is making atonement – whatever that means.
And according to the Arg, there were apparently four dead coyotes involved on 2/10/2017:
Copy coyote – Four dead coyotes were found on Greek properties
By: Catherine Keenan 02.14.2017
Four coyotes were reported dead, lying in front of three sorority houses and one fraternity on University of Idaho’s Greek Row Feb. 10.
Corporal Casey Green, liaison officer of UI through the Moscow Police Department (MPD) said an investigation over last week’s incident is still underway.
“In some cases talking to some of the (Greek) members, they didn’t even know it had happened,” Green said. “We live in a state of Idaho where these things aren’t necessarily uncommon.”
A similar incident occurred in January, in which one coyote was strewn on Delta Zeta Sorority’s front lawn.
The sorority shared video surveillance isolating when the first event happened, Green said. The suspect was identified as another Greek student, and he admitted it was a prank and meant no harm.
“The only potential criminal act of this is a littering offense — illegal dumping of an animal carcass,” Green said. “Otherwise, it’s an unregulated animal.”
There are no restrictions on coyotes, he said, as they are not considered game and can be hunted without a license.
“It’s not necessarily a public land issue, but it’s disturbing to have people disregard (a coyote’s) life and threaten our safety,” said Ashley Lipscomb, development director of Friends of the Clearwater.
Green said the Greek student involved is making atonement with his fraternity and the sorority but denies any involvement in the latest incidents.
Dean of Students Blaine Eckles said UI is in close contact with the MPD on the case’s status.
“We look at these situations as a moment of concern until we figure out what’s going on,” Eckles said.
If anyone has concerns, they should contact the MPD for emergencies, Eckles said. The university needs to make sure there is a certain understanding of what is occurring, he said.
Green said UI Public Safety and Security is involved along with the Latah County Sherriff’s Department and the City of Pullman Police to identify possible patterns of behavior in our region.
“We’re curious to find out about these other four animals … cause these animals were shot,” Green said. “I also look for evidence of other inclusive activities — even outside the community. The Palouse is very small.”
Eckles said it is best to look at this situation from a logical perspective instead of falling into speculation. He said to please contact the MPD or UI if anyone has information pertaining to these events.
“I mean the whole ‘I got your back’ is real. If we see something that is not appropriate … we should say something,” Eckles said. “We shouldn’t sit idly by.”
Catherine Keenan can be reached at arg-news at uidaho.edu or on Twitter @Ckeeneye <https://twitter.com/Ckeeneye>
I will say this: if Corporal Green thinks “these things aren’t necessarily uncommon” in Idaho, perhaps law enforcement’s attitude contributes to this kind of twisted crap. A great many of us throughout the state have been working for decades to get attitudes about animals in this state out of the flippin’ 1800s, and given that I served on the City’s Animal Task Force way back in 2005, I’m particularly irritated that hard work apparently hasn’t filtered down to MPD.
When the UI is given a “pass” for illegally trapping and subsequently gassing over 1000 animals, I guess it’s no great mystery why some twisted & disturbed people think they can get away with killing coyotes and dumping them on campus. SMH.
On a related note, serial horse abuser Teresa Davis has a hearing this Friday at 9 AM to find out if she’ll get her horses back. For those not aware, her history of abusing horses in her care here in Latah County goes back 1999. Sadly, a previous cruelty case from 10/2015 was eventually dismissed in June, 2016, just three months before there were again serious problems. Those poor horses were left at her mercy for almost over four more torturous months before they were finally seized in extremely poor condition. This is yet another instance where scores in the community were furious that MPD didn’t intervene sooner to prevent the horrendous suffering those horses were needlessly subjected to over and over and over again.
Compassion is the basis of all morality.
~ Arthur Schopenhuaer
From: vision2020-bounces at moscow.com [mailto:vision2020-bounces at moscow.com] On Behalf Of Tom Hansen
Sent: Monday, February 13, 2017 3:53 PM
To: Moscow Vision 2020 <vision2020 at moscow.com>
Subject: [Vision2020] Three more dead coyotes left at UI Greek houses
JUST . . . PLAIN . . . SICK!
Courtesy of the Moscow-Pullman Daily News at:
Three more dead coyotes left at UI Greek houses
Three dead coyotes were found placed on the front porches of University of Idaho Greek houses early Friday morning, echoing an identical incident that took place Jan. 20.
Like the previous incident, the recent animal dumps took place in either late night or early morning, as they were found on Pi Kappa Phi, Pi Beta Phi and Alpha Phi properties between 1:22 a.m. and 4:22 a.m.
Moscow Police Chief James Fry said there is a year-round hunting season on coyotes and all of the animals had been shot.
The matter remains an active investigation.
Seeya 'round town, Moscow, because . . .
"Moscow Cares" (the most fun you can have with your pants on)
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