For Peter, the bond with his falcon, Ares, is as powerful as anyone’s bond with a pet, perhaps more powerful. The commitment it takes to earn the trust of a wild bird instills a special relationship between animal and man.
But in order to keep their licenses, falconers must allow unannounced, unwarranted searches of their private homes – in direct contradiction of the Fourth Amendment’s protections against unlawful search and seizure.
When Peter’s best friend was detained by armed Fish and Wildlife agents in a surprise raid, he decided enough was enough. With PLF’s support, Peter is suing to get falconers’ rights back.