The Bible says that man has dominion over all animals. Then, sometime

The Bible says that man has dominion over all animals. Then, sometime later, I think maybe in Deuteronomy, it goes on to say that thou shalt not be a prick and abuse this power. Which means that one 17-year-old boy and his friends must not be Biblical scholars, because they totally skipped over the part that says you’re not supposed to hunt defenseless animals on city property.According to the Blotter, a man was walking in Meadowbrook Park on Sunday afternoon when he spotted three guys messing around with a rifle. The guys told the witness they were just goofing off. A shady explanation considering “goofing off” with a loaded weapon often leads to felonies.Minutes later the same witness heard a gunshot, saw a blue heron fall out of a tree and into a pond, then watched as the suspects drove off in a minivan.A police officer stopped the getaway vehicle, had the witness ID them as the shooters and then found the rifle stowed away in the 17-year-old’s bedroom. The two older men — 19 and 22 years old — were booked in to King County jail. The younger one, identified as the shooter, went to juvie. The wounded bird, meanwhile, was brought to the saints at PAWS.According to PAWS spokesperson Mary Schilder, Great Blue Herons don’t have distinctive markings to distinguish the sex. So while we do know that our wounded friend is a full-grown adult, we’re not sure whether he’s a he or she’s a she.The bird suffered a gunshot wound to its right wing, resulting in a fracture that can be seen in the x-ray below.Diagnosis: injured by douchebag.The vets at PAWS are hoping to perform surgery on the heron later this week. But there’s still no way of knowing whether or not it will ever fly again.PAWS’ wildlife veterinarian Dr. John Huckabee cleaning the bird’s wounds and redressing its bandage.In related news, Seattle police say a detective is currently investigating whether or not to bring charges of animal cruelty against the shooter and his friends. A felony that carries ample jail time for studying the scripture.


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