Friday, October 29, 2010
The Sick Mentality of Country Music Singer Troy Gentry: Buy a Captive Bear, Pretend it’s in the Wild, then Shoot it in the Lungs with a Bow and Arrow
Pretend it’s in the Wild and Shoot it in the Lungs with a Bow and Arrow and Film the Act
This goes beyond anything I’ve seen lately.
What Troy Gentry does to this tame bear is beyond cruel. This video is disturbing and shows just how cruel Troy Gentry of the country music duo Montgomery Gentry is. You won’t believe it when you see the tame bear come over to them and then Troy shoots him in the side. The bear is in shock and attempts to walk away. He then begins to breathe heavily as blood fills in his lungs. You can hear it and it’s disturbing. Troy laughs and has no sympathy for this timid and tame bear as he suffers in death.
It’s pretty clear this bear suffered not only in life, but horribly in its last minutes on Earth.
I always hate to bring up this stuff, but it’s the unfortunate truth of this life that the cruelty of some people knows no bounds.
Thanks to SHARK - Showing Animals Respect and Kindness – which obtained the video from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service through a lawsuit under the Freedom of Information Act. Had they not done this, this horrid event would have gone unnoticed by the public.
Yes, the title is right. He bought a bear, forced it into unnatural captivity (which is torture in itself), then, perhaps to make himself look tough, staged the killing incident for film. Luckily, the only thing that came from this is that he was (somewhat) punished. Yes, it wasn’t to the level of felonies (probably because he’s famous in country music) but at least it wasn’t let go.
Here is a description of the event from another site at http://www.tinygreenbubble.com/eco/environmental/item/1005-country-singer-kills-captive-bear It’s pretty clear this bear suffered not only in lift, but horribly in its last minutes on Earth.
“Enter Troy Gentry, who after buying the bear, the staged a hunt (in a fenced in area), pretended he was in the wild, and then proceed to film his tough-guy self shooting the bear in the lungs with a bow and arrow.
How does a bear die from being shot in the lungs? Like anyone shot in the lungs, death comes by drowning in one's own blood. In fact, in the video as smiling, triumphant Gentry is holding the dead bear, Cubby's mouth is filled with blood.”
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - An animal rights group has posted a video of country music star Troy Gentry killing a captive, tame black bear in Minnesota.
The group SHARK - Showing Animals Respect and Kindness - obtained the video from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service through a lawsuit under the Freedom of Information Act, and posted it on YouTube on Monday.
Steve Hindi, president of the Geneva, Ill.-based group, said SHARK wanted to make the video public because it thought Gentry got off too lightly.
Gentry, half of the duo Montgomery Gentry, pleaded guilty in 2006 to falsely registering the bear as shot in the wild. He was fined $15,000 and put on probation for three months. He also forfeited the stuffed bear and the bow he used.
Montgomery Gentry's management company did not immediately respond to messages.
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