Last March, SHARK went to Minnesota to document a cruel live pigeon shoot fundraiser held at the Minnesota Horse and Hunt Club on behalf of Ducks Unlimited. As we legally filmed the shoot using our Angel drone, Bill Urseth, owner of the hunt club, angrily approached us and assaulted SHARK Investigator Janet Enoch.
It takes a real coward to assault a woman, but that’s exactly the type of person who would hold a live pigeon shoot, where innocent birds are thrown into the air and shot for fun.
Even though the entire incident was filmed from multiple angles, and that a Scott County sheriff's deputy was right there and saw everything, Scott County Attorney Ron Hocevar declared that he will file no charges. When repeatedly asked to explain his inaction, Hocevar refused to respond.
This morning we received a follow-up email from Hocevar where he again states he is going to do nothing:
To: Janet Enoch
Sent: Monday, May 1, 2017, 11:38:36 AM CDT
Subject: RE: RE: ICR 17-004749
Ms. Enoch, I can understand why you are disappointed but I stand by my decision to not pursue criminal charges. That is all I have to say on this matter as I am now receiving threats from members of your organization.
Scott County Attorney
Scott County Attorney’s Office
200 Fourth Avenue West
Shakopee, MN 55379
We have also sent the video to the MN Attorney General and are asking them to intervene and put pressure on DA Hocevar to file charges.
Please call or write Minnesota Attorney General Lisa Swanson: