Contact: Guinn Shuster
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 20, 2023
$5,000 Reward Offered for South Jordan Bird Shootings
Salt Lake City, Utah, May 20, 2023 — The Humane Society of Utah (HSU) is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for the shooting of waterfowl in the Daybreak neighborhood of South Jordan, Utah. HSU hopes the reward assists the South Jordan Police Department in obtaining information required to identify and charge whoever is responsible for this allegedly intentional act of animal cruelty.
“Shooting animals and leaving them to suffer in pain is cruel,” said Guinnevere Shuster, HSU Director of Marketing and Communications. “Most birds are protected by law, and injuring them is a federal crime. If you commit a wildlife violation, you could lose the privilege of hunting and fishing in Utah. In addition, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources can suspend the license of anyone who knowingly, intentionally, or recklessly violates wildlife laws.”
Anyone with information about the Daybreak neighborhood incidents can contact the South Jordan Police at (801) 254-4708.
About the Humane Society of Utah
The Humane Society of Utah is dedicated to the elimination of pain, fear, and suffering in all animals. Since 1960, the Humane Society of Utah has been sheltering homeless animals, fighting cruelty and neglect, and creating an atmosphere of respect, responsibility, and compassion for all animals. As the largest private nonprofit animal resource center in the state, the Humane Society Society welcomes any companion animal that can legally be admitted. We work hard to ensure that every healthy and treatable pet that enters the facility will be placed into a loving home. The Humane Society of Utah is a local, independent 501(c)(3) private nonprofit organization that does not receive any state or government funding and is not a branch of any national organization. It is funded by the contributions of individuals, businesses, and foundations. Read more online at www.utahhumane.org.
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