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Bigfoot shot. Is this murder?


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#1    ouija ouija

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 06:58 PM

http://www.dailymail...s-says-lie.html

Just supposing this story is true, could this guy be charged with murder? Or perhaps some crime to do with endangered species?

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 07:08 PM

Killing a bunneh or dog is murder too . Yes. To Buddhists ,beyond definately .

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 07:15 PM

Well, they might be charged with shooting an endangered species. But, murder is (I'm pretty sure) a human killing another human.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 07:33 PM

View Postouija ouija, on 17 February 2013 - 06:58 PM, said:

http://www.dailymail...s-says-lie.html

Just supposing this story is true, could this guy be charged with murder? Or perhaps some crime to do with endangered species?

Pretending this is real :w00t::
Murder? Endangered species? I don't see how he can be charged with breaking a law that doesn't exist. Killing another human or a listed endangered species is pretty specific. So unless what he killed is human or on the list, I'd guess "no".

But he's probably guilty of a whole host of other infractions :yes:

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 07:58 PM

Rick Dyer, who runs a website called BigfootTracker.com and makes a living tracking the mythical creature, claims he is ‘going to go down in history as the best Bigfoot tracker in the world.’

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However, he has not yet revealed the ape-man’s body to the public due to a contractual agreement with a documentary crew which allows them to release their film first, he says.

What they mean by this is, its not been made yet.


Not sure about murder, but he should be charged with trying to con people.



Edited by freetoroam, 17 February 2013 - 07:59 PM.

In an ideal World a law would be passed were NO guns were allowed and all those out there destroyed, trouble is the law makers are not going to take a risk of trying to pass that without making sure they are armed first.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 08:15 PM

View Postouija ouija, on 17 February 2013 - 06:58 PM, said:

http://www.dailymail...s-says-lie.html

Just supposing this story is true, could this guy be charged with murder? Or perhaps some crime to do with endangered species?

Probably a hoax. However, if genuine it does raise some interesting issues. I doubt you could charge anyone with murder, the distinction is likely confined to one Homo sapiens killing another, at least in the legal sense. A chimpanzee is supposed to share something like 97% of the same DNA as humans and legally killing a chimp is not murder. As far as an endangered species, if it is proven to exist it will probably be quickly listed as an endangered species or given protected status because it is a primate and they are usually considered a protected group of animals. I would think it would set a new legal precedent to make it a crime to kill a animal presumed to be mythical, at least up until the point you have a body. But supposedly there are already laws against killing a sasquatch in some localities in California.

Then again: it's California.....


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Posted 17 February 2013 - 08:26 PM

Apparently, this guy has got 'previous' for inventing bigfoot stories.

To answer the OP... Murder is the pre-meditated unlawful killing of a fellow human, so it wouldn't apply here.



If these bigfoot creatures start appearing on a regular basis, California will probably pass a law to stop them congregating.


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Posted 17 February 2013 - 08:44 PM

Ha ha ha rick dyer he is known to exaggerate & fake photos. :td:


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Posted 17 February 2013 - 08:51 PM

Dam these guys must get bored.. that picture is nothing but his stoned mate outside the tent.


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Posted 17 February 2013 - 08:53 PM

View PostSilver Surfer, on 17 February 2013 - 08:51 PM, said:

Dam these guys must get bored.. that picture is nothing but his stoned mate outside the tent.
Wait for iiiiit. Give them time to make  the  dead bigfoot, its was only ordered a few days ago.

In an ideal World a law would be passed were NO guns were allowed and all those out there destroyed, trouble is the law makers are not going to take a risk of trying to pass that without making sure they are armed first.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 10:08 PM

Depends on who you ask. Eat a chicken sandwich and tell the right person, and they'll call you a murderer. Legally it would be neither murder nor killing an endangered species. The creature's existence would have to be confirmed for it to be endangered, and it would have to be classified as human for it to be murder. If it's human can it be called an endangered species? Hell if I know.

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:28 PM

View PostSundew, on 17 February 2013 - 08:15 PM, said:

But supposedly there are already laws against killing a sasquatch in some localities in California.

Know any in particular?

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:40 PM

Uh, no.


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Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:45 PM

It just didn't seem right to me that people can (hypothetically!), go around killing creatures, willy-nilly, when there are so few of those creatures around(allegedly!). Actually, this it what makes it an obvious hoax ....... if you really knew where Bigfoot was, wouldn't the most logical thing be to capture him/her alive?

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Posted 17 February 2013 - 11:55 PM

Just wondering, exactly how does one go about capturing a 9 ft 800 lb hairy man-beast? :unsure2:

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