This is the video Troy Gentry and the US Government never wanted you to see.
Troy Gentry, of the country music duo Montgomery Gentry, arranged to fire arrows into a tame bear named Cubby, and to then claim he had hunted a wild bear.
Gentry even had his ruse video documented. When the US Fish and Wildlife Service learned of the case, Gentry and his accomplice Lee Marvin Greenly were charged with felonies. This video is part of the evidence against Gentry and Greenly.
The story made nationwide news, but only now do you get to see just how low Troy Gentry can go.
When Troy Gentry, of the country music duo Montgomery Gentry, pled guilty to a crime
resulting from the horrendous slaughter of a tame bear inside a one-acre electrified
enclosure, he probably thought that everyone would soon forget about his cowardly and
dishonorable act. He was wrong. Showing Animals Respect and Kindness (SHARK)
waged and won a three-year battle (including a victorious lawsuit) against the US Fish
and Wildlife Service that forced the federal government to turn over the videotape of
Gentry’s canned hunt killing.
This morning, SHARK released that video on YouTube so that Gentry’s killing of an
innocent bear can be seen by everyone.
“Once you watch this video, you will see proof of how loathsome and revolting a human
being can be,” states Steve Hindi, President of SHARK. “Troy Gentry’s actions are vile;
he is a coward and a liar and he mercilessly slaughtered a beautiful animal who’s only
fault was that he was worth more dead to his owner than alive.”
In 2004, Gentry bought a tame named “Cubby” from Lee Marvin Greenly, the owner of
“Minnesota Wildlife Connection,” where people can photograph wild animals that have
been domesticated. He paid Greenly $4,650 - and then filmed himself shooting an
arrow into the poor animal, all the while pretending the bear was wild and even
Gentry was charged with a felony, but plead guilty to a misdemeanor and received a
minor slap on the wrist. Though Greenly pled guilty to two felony charges, he received
“They literally got away with murder,” states Hindi. “But now the Court of Public
Opinion is in session. We believe that anyone who watches this video will judge them
guilty and condemn them as we do. Troy Gentry should never appear on a stage without a
massive cry of “shame” blasting toward him.”
In the video, Gentry claims with glee that he shot Cubby in the lungs. While this brought
Gentry much pleasure, as his glowing smile attests to, the reality is that when an animal is
shot in the lungs they literally drown in their own blood (note how when Gentry is
holding Cubby’s dead body, the bear’s mouth is filled with blood). Imagine someone
shooting you with a razor sharp arrow and you crawl away, blood pouring from your
mouth until hours later you finally die. That was Cubby’s fate, and how millions of other
animals that are victims to bowhunters die.