Justice for Deer Allegedly Held Captive Inside Home

griffin-creek-buck-by Derek-Severson

Target: Director of West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, Robert Fala

Goal: Issue the maximum punishment possible to the man who allegedly held deer captive in his home for a year

A man was reportedly charged with holding two deer captive inside his home in West Virginia. Police posted a statement on Facebook saying the two bucks had been there for at least a year. Thankfully, the poor deer were set free.

Wildlife require special care that humans simply aren’t capable of providing. Deer were never meant to be held hostage indoors and used as pets. It’s likely that the two bucks suffered since they weren’t used to humans or being confined. Holding them captive put their lives (and the man’s) in danger. These bucks were suddenly prevented from roaming free and were forced to live their lives in confined spaces with humans. This type of crime should be unacceptable.

It’s illegal to confine wildlife in West Virginia. Please ask the Division of Natural Resources to make sure this man is charged with animal abuse and punished appropriately.


Dear Robert Fala, Director of West Virginia Division of Natural Resources,

Two bucks were allegedly removed from their natural habitat and held captive inside a home for at least a year. The bucks have since been set free to finally get back to living the life they deserve, but they deserve justice and protection from people like this. We urge you to make sure this selfish man never considers committing this crime again by ensuring that he receives the maximum punishment possible.


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