Two British Columbia men who made headlines in the summer of 2014 when they released a YouTube video depicting a boatload of passengers approaching a swimming moose and then jumping on its back have been charged for their actions.

Bradley Dale Crook and Jaysun Allan Pinkerton, both of Fort St. John appeared in a Fort Nelson court last week and pleaded guilty to one count each of harassing wildlife.

The incident, which took place on Tuchidi Lakes in Northern Rocky Mountains Provincial Park was called “the ultimate form of harassment” by B.C. Conservation Service officer David Vince.

The two men were handed down $4,000 fines each by Jude B.A. Daley, included $2,000 payable from each man to the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation that will be used in British Columbia’s Peace region.

Although the video was recorded in 2014, it was not until a year later that it was flagged by a hunting advocacy group known as Wolf Tracker.  The video later went viral, sparking the year-long investigation that prompted the charges and subsequent fines on the two men.


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H/T: CBC News