KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) — According to Matt Cameron at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, an investigation is underway after a video went viral on Facebook showing someone apparently killing geese with a blunt object.
TWRA said 18-year-old Kenneth Anderson has been charged with Destruction of Wildlife, a misdemeanor punishable by fines up to $500 and up to 6 months in jail, or both, in relation to the incident.
Anderson is set to appear in court November 18.
Angry viewers of the video say they believe the geese seen being killed were a protected species of Canada Goose.
According to the TWRA website, the Canada Goose is the only one that nests in Tennessee.
According to the Tennessee Hunting and Trapping Guide, Canada Goose hunting is allowed inside certain time frames across the state, but a license is required.
WVLT News also reached out to the Knoxville Police Department who said they are not investigating the matter.
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