David Berry Jr., a convicted poacher in Missouri, has been given an unusual sentence after being convicted of one of the state’s largest ever deer poaching cases.
Berry was given a year-long prison sentence and extra punishment on top of jail time. A judge ordered him to watch the Disney classic at least once a month.
The Springfield News-Leader reports that the prosecuting attorney Don Trotter said Berry killed the deer as trophies.
The deer were trophy bucks taken illegally, mostly at night, for their heads, leaving the bodies of the deer to waste.”
Berry, his father, two brothers and another man who helped them had their hunting, fishing and trapping privileges revoked temporarily or permanently.
The men have paid a combined $70,000 in fines and court costs — but the judge ordered a special addition to Berry’s sentence for illegally taking wildlife.
Court records show he was ordered by Lawrence County Judge Robert George to:
“[V]iew the Walt Disney movie Bambi, with the first viewing being on or before December 23, 2018, and at least one such viewing each month thereafter” while at the county jail.