KAILUA-KONA (HawaiiNewsNow) – State and federal businesses cited a person on Tuesday after his canine was caught on digital camera harassing a Hawaiian monk seal at Kaloko-Honokohau Nationwide Historic Park a number of weeks in the past.
The 52-year-old man just lately moved to Hawaii Island from the mainland, in response to the state Division of Land and Pure Sources.
His identification is being withheld for privateness causes.
The DLNR mentioned on Oct. 10, a witness captured on video the person’s canine working towards the seal and barking at it.
It took a number of weeks to trace down the canine’s proprietor.
The person faces the next expenses:
- DLNR: Harassment of endangered and threatened species and allowing a canine to stray and not using a leash
- Nationwide Park Service: Failure to restrain a pet, disturbing wildlife
- Nationwide Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration: Violation of the federal Endangered Species Act
The person is scheduled to seem in courtroom on Jan. 26, 2023.
For the NPS expenses, he will pay fines of $80 (for the failure to restrain a pet cost) and $130 (for disturbing of wildlife actions) to keep away from going to courtroom.
For the NOAA cost, penalties will probably be assessed in accordance with NOAA’s Penalty Coverage.
Anybody who witnesses harassment of wildlife is requested to report it to 643-DLNR or the DLNRTip app.
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