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Informational: Richard Christy Pays Fine For The Killing Of A Grizzly Bear In Violation Of The Endangered Species Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The United States Attorney's Office and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today that RICHARD CHRISTY, a 52-year-old resident of Fairfield, Montana, paid a $2,000 fine in response to a misdemeanor violation notice issued by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

CHRISTY was charged with one violation of the Endangered Species Act. CHRISTY was charged with killing a grizzly bear on May 10, 2011, at his ranch near Fairfield. At the time of the incident, CHRISTY claimed that two grizzly bears were attacking his sheep. Killing a grizzly bear in defense of livestock is a violation of the Endangered Species Act.

For more information on Endangered Species please visit the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service website at http://www.fws.gov/endangered.

 

 

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