World of the Bizarre
80-year-old woman charged for feeding ducks
By T.K. Randall
December 12, 2011 · 29 comments
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Claire Butcher faces a possible jail sentence for bringing food to her local park to feed the animals.
Officials had previously warned the 80-year-old due to laws prohibiting the feeding of animals multiple times following complaints from members of the public who saw her take whole shopping trolleys full of food to her local park in Massachusetts. "Being an animal lover, I couldn't leave any animals to starve to death," she said. Now officials are threatening that if she doesn't stop she could be charged or even given a prison sentence. "I will be the first 80-year-old woman in the world who was thrown in jail for feeding the animals," she laughed.
Town officials have filed criminal charges against Claire Butcher after she repeatedly violated a local ordinance that prohibits feeding the birds. But Butcher couldnít seem to stay away from her winged friends and has been charged with violating a 2009 No Tresspass Order that prohibited her from visiting local parks.
Source: ABC News
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