A judge in the US has ordered a poacher to watch Bambi in prison once a month.


Missouri judge Robert George sentenced David Berry to a year in jail for illegally killing deer.

In a unique twist, Berry must watch the Disney animated classic in which Bambi’s mother is shot dead by hunters.

Berry and two family members were charged with killing hundreds of deer over three years.

Prosecutor Don Trotter said: “The deer were trophy bucks taken illegally, mostly at night, for their heads, leaving the bodies of the deer to waste.”

He was already on probation for past wildlife infractions and had had his hunting privileges revoked.

His first viewing of Bambi must be before December 23rd.