Rutherford turkey shot with bow and arrow

Jul 22, 2010 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: NorthJersey.com

One of the turkeys admired by Rutherford residents in the Lincoln Woods area was shot and killed with a bow and arrow Thursday night, July 21, in an incident involving two Rutherford males, according to police.

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Donna K

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I cannot believe that there are crazies like this in our small town. The turkeys are unique and are a pleasure to watch. I can't imagine how these boys were brought up to think that killing this bird was something good. Just goes to show that just because you live in a nice town, it doesn't mean you're safe from the crazies of the world.
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I cant believe this These turkeys were happiness to alot of elderly people. they would visit them and the turkeys were very people respectful. i will be in court and these punks will answer ...donna diaz rutherford nj
Cliftonite

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Never mind your absurd and incessant whining. Somebody get the cranberry sauce and gravy. Iíve got the stuffing. TIME TO PARTY BABY!!!
Dr C Everett Patel

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Oh Cliftonite, shame on you! You think that cruelty to animals is some kind of joke? These animals have rights too. Thatís why we should all become vegetarians Next time, spare us you attempt at humor. Instead, go to the market and buy yourself some bean curd and soy you cruel and horrible old dirt bag!
Abe Lincoln

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Maybe if you stopped caring so much about a turkey and more about the growing number of Rutherfords homeless I would care what you people think. You'll all feel sympathy for the turkey but not for the homeless in your own town. You all make me sick.
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Cliftonite wrote:
Never mind your absurd and incessant whining. Somebody get the cranberry sauce and gravy. Iíve got the stuffing. TIME TO PARTY BABY!!!
The turkey wasn't killed for food - it was killed for sport. That's why it was wrong. I would still be bothered, but not as much, if someone had eaten the turkey, but this was just done for amusement. So CRAM YOUR CRANBERRY SAUCE AND GRAVY!
Bill

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The animal lovers are over the top as usual. Some kids had the natural instinct to hunt a wild animal and shoot it. Big deal. Wild turkeys will be the next Canada Goose problem...they need to be gassed more efficiently.
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ok lets realize that rutherford is not a hunting ground and they could of missed and hit a child!!!!!!!!!! this is what gets to me they had a deadly weapontats not good!!!!
Abe Lincoln

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Think of the children! The last cry of the person with no other arguments to make. Grow up.
Cliftonite

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chris wrote:
ok lets realize that rutherford is not a hunting ground and they could of missed and hit a child!!!!!!!!!! this is what gets to me they had a deadly weapontats not good!!!!
Oh stop it. Your making me cry and I'm spilling tears into my turkey club sandwich! Pass the macaroni salad please!
Cheryl

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Once again, we have to deal with teenagers who have not been brought up to respect animals nor care about their rights and feelings.I think it is just disgusting these 'boys' did this, and I wish they could get a lot of time in jail! I hope people realize that there could be something in these kids' personalities that could take this violence to a human level, as well. This was cold-blooded murder!I am sure if the arrow had missed the turkey and killed a child, then the non-animal lovers would finally condemn these creeps.
Animals should be protected by the law, and children should be educated at a young age to love and respect them! They are God's creatures, as well!
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It seems that there are two extremist points of view here. The main issue here is that NO part of Rutherford is zoned for hunting. These kids broke the law by bow hunting in a residential area.
The argument that this is animal cruelty is ridiculous.
Animals have the right to live, die, and be eaten. Do you think that bears get upset with each other when they kill a person for invading their territory? NO! It's the circle of life and we seem to forget that because we have no natural predators anymore. Are we still animals in the big scheme of things. YES! Anyone that believes different really needs to get over themselves or maybe go preach to a lion in the wild and see how far that gets them.
Think of the children? I'm a father of two and that is still not a valid argument because you are not trying to change a law here, just invoke sympathy for a turkey and that isn't going to fly.
The teenagers were disrespectful, they broke the law, and they engaged in an activity that is potentially dangerous in a suburban neighborhood.
They should eat the turkey or feed it to the homeless, not give it a proper burial.
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Bill wrote:
The animal lovers are over the top as usual. Some kids had the natural instinct to hunt a wild animal and shoot it. Big deal. Wild turkeys will be the next Canada Goose problem...they need to be gassed more efficiently.
I think we should gas you, Bill. Would Ridgewood really miss another fat, balding middle-aged loser?
Jimmy

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<quoted text>Oh stop it. Your making me cry and I'm spilling tears into my turkey club sandwich! Pass the macaroni salad please!
Spoken like a true sub-100 I.Q. resident of Lodi.
Jimmy

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It seems that there are two extremist points of view here. The main issue here is that NO part of Rutherford is zoned for hunting. These kids broke the law by bow hunting in a residential area.
The argument that this is animal cruelty is ridiculous.
Animals have the right to live, die, and be eaten. Do you think that bears get upset with each other when they kill a person for invading their territory? NO! It's the circle of life and we seem to forget that because we have no natural predators anymore. Are we still animals in the big scheme of things. YES! Anyone that believes different really needs to get over themselves or maybe go preach to a lion in the wild and see how far that gets them.
Think of the children? I'm a father of two and that is still not a valid argument because you are not trying to change a law here, just invoke sympathy for a turkey and that isn't going to fly.
The teenagers were disrespectful, they broke the law, and they engaged in an activity that is potentially dangerous in a suburban neighborhood.
They should eat the turkey or feed it to the homeless, not give it a proper burial.
Stay in PA.
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This was on the property of a school -- a child very well could have been there and been hurt. I used to play there as a kid. So, father of two, would you advocate two teenagers running around your kid's school shooting at squirrels? I doubt it.
These type of kids, killing defenseless animals for no reason, fit the psychological profile of someone who is likely to do much worse in the future. It was nice to have a bit of nature in town and it really was a sight to see them living there. But apparently it's funny to kill something that isn't hurting anyone? Thankfully, folks like you would not have the guts to say these things in public and just sound off on message boards to make yourself feel tough.
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Jimmy, your a moronic douchebag! Once you sober up, then we will spend some time listening to you. Until then, keep your half witted opinions to yourself!
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Donna K wrote:
I cannot believe that there are crazies like this in our small town. The turkeys are unique and are a pleasure to watch. I can't imagine how these boys were brought up to think that killing this bird was something good. Just goes to show that just because you live in a nice town, it doesn't mean you're safe from the crazies of the world.
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Abe Lincoln wrote:
Maybe if you stopped caring so much about a turkey and more about the growing number of Rutherfords homeless I would care what you people think. You'll all feel sympathy for the turkey but not for the homeless in your own town. You all make me sick.
i feel u on dat ishhhhh!
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I am so sick of hearing these lunatic people talkikng about the "rights" of a wild turkey! Are you people out of your minds? This is a wild animal that is legal to hunt and shoot with a a gun AND a bow and arrow in NJ and throughout the country. Yes it is not legal to hunt them in Rutherford but guess what, it's ALSO not legal for wild animals or fowl (yes, that means TURKEYS!!) to live in the borough. Nor is it legal for any animals to live in a designated open space (Lincoln Woods) nor is it legal in the Borough of Rutherford to FEED WILD AIMALS OR FOWL. Get off your ignorant high horses - you can't pick and choose which borough laws/ordinances are going to be obeyed. You can't hunt, but you also can't have then animals here OR feed them. Turn those fingers you've been pointing at these teenagers and point them right at yourselves - you are all a bunch of hypocrites.

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