Canadian Prosecutor: Jeff Foiles Tortured Ducks

Disgraced duck-call maker and video producer Jeff Foiles pleaded guilty in an Edmonton, Canada, provincial courtroom yesterday to several charges under the Migratory Birds Convention Act and two charges of causing cruelty to animals.


The prosecutor says Foiles committed several acts that are so disgusting I am hesitant to pass them along. Such is the black eye this news gives real waterfowl hunter-conservationists.


From a QMI Agency report:




The unlawful hunting activities of Jeffery Burdett Foiles—captured on video while in Alberta and Saskatchewan—included him calling the wounded birds by names and hamming it up on camera by talking to them, quacking, hitting and slapping them and wrenching their necks.


"The duck would have been experiencing distress and pain," said prosecutor Michelle Ferguson, referring to one incident where Foiles "wrenches" a duck's neck so the bird is looking at him and says, "Look at me when I'm talking to you," while wagging the neck back and forth.


Ferguson also cited another incident where Foiles bangs the beak of a duck with a live shotgun shell, roughly manipulates the duck's head and then places his fingers over the nostrils of the duck and holds its beak closed.


He then asks the duck: "Is this how you want to die?"


... During the hunts, Foiles would address the birds by names, including "Mr. Honker" and "Mrs. Mallard," and he would not immediately dispatch wounded fowl.


He also once held a wounded Canada Goose—brought to him by his dog 24 minutes after he shot it—up for the camera and rubbed its head against his own cheek before eventually breaking its neck.





Foiles faces a $14,500 fine and a three-year hunting ban in Canada. In June, he pleaded guilty to several charges in the United States. Sentencing for those crimes will take place September 21 and likely include a 13-month jail term and $100,000 fine.


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5 Responses to Canadian Prosecutor: Jeff Foiles Tortured Ducks

Rick Gallant wrote:
October 23, 2011

I'm quite shocked in Reading this news paper article, concerning the disgracefull actions of a total coward. It's Shamefull how some people treat animals in this planet especially in factory farms , and slaughter houses. America passed a law to stop horse slaughter in the US,and shoved the dirty work north to Canada, and south to mexico as they don't want to portray a bad image of themselves anylonger. The courts have failed to stop the bigger problem, which should have made this Idiot attend psycological counceling , be banned from having a fire arm , as he's showed all of us that he's not emotionally stable to possess one, and should be banned from ever entering Canada again. The US will denie people entry for alot less then what this psyscotic wing nut has done. Idiots like these should be sent to places like Iraq, and Afghanistan and prove to the world what kind of men they really are, but cowards like that would need more then a gun and some ammo, they would probably require alot of Diapers as well, as most cowards usually soil themselves when the going gets tough.

The Critical Eye wrote:
October 20, 2011

You dress and look like a man... but you're really not... you're a coward. Your actions have shown what a weak... sick person you really are. I'm surprised that a mental health assessment and counselling weren't part of your fines. You are a very troubled individual that needs help.

Wendy wrote:
October 19, 2011

I would suggest that Foiles not EVER come back to Alberta or Canada for that matter! You are NOT welcome here! This sick human needs to be tortured as he did to those poor helpless animals. If I ever know you are back here in Alberta, you sicko, I will have no problem taking action!

BUBBA B wrote:
September 20, 2011

THIS GUY NEEDS TO BE HOGTIED AND HAVE SOMEBODY LIKE BASEBALL LEGEND RANDY JOHNSON BOUNCE SOME SHOTSHELLS OFF OF HIS BEAK.ALONG WITH ALL THE FINES AND JAIL TIME HE SHOULD BE BAN FROM HUNTING FOR LIFE!!! WHO KNOWS WHAT HE HAS DONE TO OTHER WILDLIFE.

Holly wrote:
September 15, 2011

Yep. One less idiot in the field. Thank you God for my Dad showing me right from wrong- a REAL hunter, a REAL man :)