Boulder Police Officer poaches Trophy Elk downtown for meat, horns, lies, breaks laws & fails to file report.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Jan 4, 2013
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Update: more on the relationship of the neighborhood and the behavior of the elk, via the Daily Camera.

Update: officers placed on paid leave (paid vacation?) pending internal investigation. Let’s keep the heat on. {Daily Camera}

So wrong on so many (alleged at this point) counts: it’s illegal to hunt within City bounds, it took them an hour and a half to get the body into a friend’s pickup truck, without tags, they took it home for their own meat and likely to sell the horns (trophy animals are worth mucho bucks), they posed for photos…share this if you agree and put on your Facebook wall:

If all is substantiated,

Fire these Officers & Charge all Involved.

they are not worthy of our Police Department, and they were neither serving nor protecting when they killed this noble beast that had visited the neighborhood for years.

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Two Boulder police officers are the subject of both an internal investigation by the police department and a criminal investigation by Colorado Parks and Wildlife after they shot a large bull elk in Mapleton Hill but apparently did not report it to anyone.

According to Boulder police, one officer shot the animal while on patrol, and another officer who was off-duty took it home for the meat.

For the full story, well-reported by the Daily Camera, click here. Also, two videos.

Bonus: hunting is not evil. Hunting with respect is, well, respectful.


About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


3 Responses to “Boulder Police Officer poaches Trophy Elk downtown for meat, horns, lies, breaks laws & fails to file report.”

  1. lindsay says:

    wow this is crazy!

  2. George says:

    The officers need to fired at the very least. Unfortunately they probably figured the cost of losing their jobs was worth the fine (if any) of killing the poor animal. With that much disregard for the law they should not be police officers. People could have been killed. They don't seem to take seriously the danger of firing a gun in a populated area. No balls. No brains.

  3. Meryl says:

    Murdering scum who think they are above the law … shoot them, the filthy bastards!!!!