Police: Charges could be severe if geese are protected species (VIDEO)

Published: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 18:26 PM.

If felony animal cruelty with intent charges are filed, the woman faces a maximum of five years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

Because a child was involved in the incident, the state Department of Children and Families should be brought into the investigation, Thompson said.

"Disturbing as it was to see what she did, it was more disturbing to hear the child laughing in the background because that child has seen something that causes it to think that harming an animal is funny," Thompson said.

"This kind of animal cruelty needs to stop," Facebook user Lynn Dwyer said. "They should look at child abuse too since she was teaching her son to do it too."

Contact News Bulletin Staff Writer Brian Hughes at 850-682-6524 or brianh@crestviewbulletin.com. Follow him on Twitter @cnbBrian.



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