http://www.theblaze.com/stories/mom-slapped-with-fine-after-daughter-saves-baby-bird/ 11-Yr-Old Girl Saves Baby Bird From Cat, Mom Gets $535 Fine: Today’s shining example of how liberals have created a government that is failing the American people comes from Fredericksburg, VA - where a young girl prevented the family cat from pouncing on a lost baby woodpecker and her mom ended up with a $535 ticket (and faces the possibility of jail time) for violating the "Federal Migratory Bird Act". Despite the fact that 11-year-old Skylar Capo actually saved the tiny lost woodpecker from a violent death, and then successfully released the bird back into the wild, a Virginia State Trooper was still dispatched to the Capo home where Skylar’s mom was slapped with the $535 ticket. Why? It all has to do with the "Migratory Bird Treaty Act": For the 311 million (or so) Americans who are probably not familiar with the restrictions of this Federal regulation, it states the following: The Migratory Bird Treaty Act makes it illegal for anyone to take, possess, import, export, transport, sell, purchase, barter, or offer for sale, purchase, or barter, any migratory bird, or the parts, nests, or eggs of such a bird except under the terms of a valid permit issued pursuant to Federal regulations. There are so many failures in this liberal-created, over-regulated, big government story it's tough to decide where to begin. For one, the child is 11 years old. Everyone knows that a child (unless otherwise deemed in specific cases) cannot enter into a legal agreement and cannot be held accountable to US laws (it's why juviniles are released from detention centers when they turn 18 even when they committed a murder). Failure #1. Second, the child never sold, transported, possessed, imported, exported, or sold this bird. She simply saved it from a cat and then released it into the wild. Failure #2. Third, if the law is there to "protect" the animal and the girl doesn't intervene, the animal dies from the cat. She saved the animal, and is punished by a law designed to save the animal. Failure #3. The news organization tried to contact the government about this issue, and they government will not take their calls or respond. So much for being held accountable by the people, uh? Failure #4. With the 22 billion laws (thanks to the fascist Dumbocrats who want to control everything and everyone), some of which are exceptionally obscure while others are vague, how exactly is this 11 year old and her mom expected to be intimately familiar with the "Migratory Bird Treaty Act"? This question is particularly critical when you consider that Dumbocrats believe bills should be quickly passed before any one gets a chance to read the bill and find out what's in it (ahem dumbest twat on the earth - Nancy Pelosi). Failure #5. To all idiot liberal Dumbocrats, I sarcastically say thank you for creating this over-regulated, unconstitutional goverment that doesn't even properly respond to inquiries by the people and which will soon be $16 trillion in debt thanks to the waste and spending of you greedy, lazy liberals. The Dumbocrats under Bill Clinton gutted defense half a trillion dollars over 8 years and neglected national security, which lead to the 9/11 attacks just 8 months after the lost the office, but you're all over an 11 year old girl for saving a bird from a cat in her backyard. I guess it only makes sense though - the greedy Dumbocrats are all about taking money from the people. If they can find a way to fine an 11 year old $500+, they will do it.