In an ideal liberal society, everything is either mandatory or forbidden. It isn’t mandatory to care for a wounded fawn. Therefore:
An Indiana couple who spent two years nursing an injured fawn back to health now face jail time for the act of human kindness.
State officials charged Jeff and Jennifer Counceller with unlawful possession of a deer — a misdemeanor crime that carries up to 60 days in jail and a $500 fine, according to The Indianapolis Star.
The fawn had a maggot-infested wound and could barely stand when it was discovered by Jeff Counceller, a Connersville police officer. The state Department of Natural Resources told them to leave it out in the wilderness to die. Instead they took personal initiative, and accordingly face punishment.
On tips from Mickey Shea and Sean C.