A Fayette County man is facing animal cruelty charges after photos had been circulating on social media showing a golfer holding two dead ducks at Duck Hollow Golf Course in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. According to CbsPittsburgh, state police filed charges against Josh Jenkins-Howenstein, also known as “Bubbie” Jenkins, of Uniontown.
The incident happened on Saturday morning after a golf cart struck and killed the two ducks; not just two random ducks who had wandered onto the golf course. These two white ducks had been closely bonded and often followed golfers around while playing the course:
“They were residents of the golf course, and they were well-known throughout the golf course community,” stated State Trooper Robert Broadwater.
When a photo appeared with a golfer holding up the two ducks, the manager of the golf course referred the disturbing situation to the police. The person who took the photo has since stated he and his family have been receiving death threats, and even though he admitted to having taken the photo, he was not the person who killed the ducks. By the time he found them, the ducks were already dead. That golfer has since been “cleared of any wrongdoing.” He now regrets ever have taken the photo.
“We had two ducks. The ducks and all of the wildlife are a part of what makes Duck Hollow a special place,” stated one of the golf course officials.
What a sad day for our wildlife when they are mowed down by an alleged abusive person. Animal cruelty charges are pending.
Rest in peace wildlife. We are sorry that humans let you down.
(Photos via screenshots CbsPittsburgh)
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