On Friday morning there was an Exotic Bird killed at Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel & Casino’s Wildlife Habitat and 2 students from Berkeley Law school have been arrested.
The Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel & Casino’s Wildlife Habitat features swans, ducks, koi, turtles, other exotic birds and, of course, flamingos that live on islands and streams at the Habitat which are surrounded by sparkling waterfalls and lush foliage and is a popular visitor attraction.
The Exotic Bird killed at Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel was perpetuated by 2 Law students who was visiting the Flamingo Las Vegas Hotel & Casino’s Wildlife Habitat; Eric Cuellar and Justin Teixeira both 24 apparently killed a 14 year old helmeted guinea fowl and according to 8 News Now, witnesses saw them throwing the a dead bird’s body and talking about killing it. They were reportedly laughing.
Video surveillance allegedly captured the 2 Berkeley students chasing the bird into the trees and then callously emerging carrying the bird’s body and severed head.
The students told Police that they attended Berkeley and college ID’s reportedly confirming this were found in their possession.
Was this some kind of college prank? At this point, they are not talking.
Nevada has passed the Cooney’s Law which is a law that makes certain crimes against animals a felony.
Although it is a great law, Nevada judges have failed to utilize the sentencing guidelines available to them.
Since the law has been enacted, jail sentences have been virtually non existent and offenders have received a mere slap on the wrist usually amounting to a community service stint at an animal shelter which is akin to sentencing a convicted sex offender to work in daycare facility.
Let’s hope that with the power and money behind the casinos, that these 2 animal abusers will face serious sentences.
They have been arrested and, according to online records, have each been charged with 2 counts; one count of willful and malicious torture to maim and kill animals and one count of conspiracy to kill or maim, disfigure or poison an animal.