An Oregon court has sentenced a 61 year old women to leave her home for three years – for feeding bears. Even more alarming are the comments on the sentencing. Once again, in Oregon, liberals are more concerned with animals than with humans.
This Draconian ruling has put the woman, who has a limited income, literally out on the streets for three years. Granted the woman is a nut case, but making her homeless for 3 years is just plain wrong.
“...Judge Thomas Branford ordered Karen Noyes, 61, to leave her home on Yachats River Road by Aug. 31, as a special condition of her sentence of three years probation for chasing and harassing wildlife. Noyes must also stay away from a seven-mile stretch of the road for the duration of her probation.
In sentencing Noyes, Branford spoke for more than 30 minutes, calling her behavior stunning and offensive.
“I couldn’t agree more with the jury’s verdict,” Branford said. “I commend you for loving the animals … It’s not enough to love. You have to love the right way and you still haven’t. Bears are not your pets to do with as you please.”
Noyes was cited for feeding the bears last year after she called the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife seeking help in getting rid of the bears. Witnesses for the state testified that Noyes had been warned to stop feeding the bears as early as 2003 but refused to listen….”