Montana – A Montana woman has been under fire since late September when she proudly took to social media to boast about killing a wolf. Amber Rose posted multiple photos of the skinned animal, writing that it was a great feeling to be able to text “her man,” that she had “just smoked a wolf pup.”
But Amber Rose did not “smoke a wolf pup,” she killed a dog. A Siberian husky to be exact. People who viewed the disturbing images of the skinned dog were horrified and pointed out that the “wolf pup” was clearly a husky. One person stated that “even a child” would recognize that the dead animal was a dog.
After Rose was called out by people outraged by her actions, she got defensive and changed her story from being immensely proud of killing a predator, to claiming self-defense, stating that the young dog was growling and trying to attack her.
The Flathead County Sheriff’s Office released a statement advising that dogs had been abandoned in the Doris Creek area of the national forest. All but two were picked up and apparently, Amber Rose’s prized trophy was one of the abandoned pups.
The Sheriff’s Office and the Fish Wildlife & Parks Department have confirmed that they are investigating the incident.
Please add your name to the petition if you believe that Amber Rose should face charges for killing this abandoned dog. At no point in her initial social media post did she claim that she felt threatened by the dog.
We the undersigned demand that Amber Rose be held accountable for shooting and skinning an animal that was clearly a dog. We want to see this woman face an animal cruelty charge for killing this abandoned husky. Further, given Amber Rose’s appalling behavior, we demand that her hunting license be permanently revoked.
Note: Individuals are presumed innocent until they have been found guilty in a court of law. Animal Victory relies upon the authorities and the court system to determine guilt or innocence.
Final Update: Barnes pled no contest to a misdemeanor citation of animal cruelty; she was sentenced to a six-month deferred sentence, mandating that she take an online hunter safety class. Barnes will also be barred from using her hunting rifles for the next half-year. Animal Victory is disappointed with the outcome of this case, but we thank everyone who took the time to sign (and comment) to help us try to hold Amber Rose Barnes accountable for her appalling behavior.
Update 11/3/2022: Animal Victory has sent 15,080 signatures to ADA Michael Newman.
Update 10/31/2022: The Flathead County Sheriff’s Office has stated that Amber Rose Barnes has been charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty. The Flathead County Sheriff’s Office told NBC Montana that Barnes was not charged with a felony because they couldn’t prove intent. She pleaded not guilty to the charge on October 28. We will fight for the maximum misdemeanor charge.
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