My favorite thing about this quotation from a news story is how it captures the Canadian soul:
In a written statement, Parks Canada Warden Joe Owchar said a member of the public reported the video to Banff National Park dispatch. “Parks Canada wardens have interviewed the reporting person and collected evidence of the event. We have some leads and the investigation is progressing,” Owchar said. “As Parks Canada wardens progress on this case, we will evaluate if we have sufficient evidence to lay charges under Canada National Parks Regulations. “Potential charges are feeding wildlife, disturbing wildlife and/or unreasonable behaviour. Charges laid under the National Parks Act regulations in the province of Alberta require a mandatory court appearance. If the suspects are found guilty, a fine is determined by the judge.”
See, what happened was a man posted a video on his Facebook page on Feb. 15 which shows him standing outside at Banff National Park with a mule deer eating food out of his hand while he drinks a can of beer. I have not reviewed the video. I have no opinion on the mule deer not having eaten one. But I suspect I am not one who worries whether "it is OK or funny to disrespect wildlife in a national park." I have mocked a squirrel. As long as the animals are not subjectively placed in any state of distress, I am not too concerned if they objectively are drawn into a moment like this. One person quoted was particularly concerned with the "the potential for it to go viral." More pressing might be the comment at this Washington State Department of Wildlife webpage: "...never approach a deer closely; if threatened it can cause serious injury. Doe deer especially will go to great lengths to defend their young." Which would have made for a fun video. Drinky guy plays in woods. Woods wins.
You may have a different opinion. Beer related pranks certainly can go too far. Just consider the damage that's just been done by barrel aged beers. There is likely a telling beer / deer pun that would sum this up. Remember this: Canadian mid-level administrative enforcement officials do not like puns. Humour is all very fine but around here we like to keep it to ourselves, than you very much.