Shock video from Germany
German hunter drowns a deer in a garden pond
A video is causing a stir in Germany. It shows a hunter butchering a young deer in a garden pond. In the meantime, the veterinary office and the public prosecutor’s office have also become involved.
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The public prosecutor’s office in Germany is investigating this hunter after a video of a deer killing caused a stir on the Internet.
There are disturbing images that are circulating on the Internet – and have now led to the authorities taking action. You can see how an injured deer is killed in a garden pond in the Spreewald (D). The hunter grabs the knife and stabs the animal. Several times. Shortly thereafter, the water of the pond turns red.
But the deer continues to wriggle wildly in the water. Finally, the hunter loses the knife. So he grabs the animal’s antlers and repeatedly pushes its head under the water. Until the deer stops moving. Hundreds of comments can be found under the video. “Perfidious cruelty and sadism paired with incompetence: That’s hobby hunting!” It says. Another writes: “Just sick.”
In the meantime, the veterinary office of the Oder-Spree district has also turned on and reported the case, as the German Press Agency reports. The animal welfare organization Peta has also filed a complaint against the hunter. It should be checked whether the man acted according to the regulations.
“Tip of the Bloody Iceberg”
Because the hunter carried out an extremely painful killing, he violated hunting and animal protection law, argues Peta. The man’s lawyer rejects the criticism: there was no alternative to using a so-called interception knife to kill the deer. The hunter received the order from a hunting ground owner. He called him because a young red deer had been shot. The animal then got into a pond and was unable to get out on its own.
Killing the animal with a rifle was not possible because of onlookers and the neighboring buildings. Therefore, the hunter redeemed the animal “legally and legally by stabbing behind the shoulder blade,” argues the lawyer. The Brandenburg State Hunting Association also protects the man: Managing Director Kai Hamann says he cannot find any suspected violation of the Animal Welfare Act.
Animal rights activists see it differently. The non-profit association Soko Tierschutz writes on Facebook: “For us, this is just the tiny tip of the huge, bloody iceberg of hunting torture that slumbers on hunter cell phones.” (bab)