Louisiana, USA: Snake breeders say they are falsely charged

The owners of High End Herps, a constrictor breeding business near Oakdale, say they have been wrongly accused of abusing animals, and their home and snake-breeding facilities were illegally searched.

David Beauchemin, 44, and his wife, Tawni Beauchemin, 23, were arrested and booked into the Allen Parish Jail in March, charged with 22 counts of felony cruelty to animals and charges of obstruction of justice and theft by fraud.

He was held in jail several days “because they kept upping my bail to give them time to let more poop pile up in the cages to make me look bad,” said Beauchemin, who also goes by the name Damon Heynen. No court case has been scheduled.

Read full story HERE.


About Candace M Hansen

Wildlife advocate, conservationist and environmentalist.
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