Although hunting some animals is permitted in some areas of the globe, it is nonetheless considered a terrible behavior.
The terrible photographs of a deer in its final moments being pursued by a gang of hunters eager to take it as a trophy have upset everyone on this occasion.
The incident happened in the suburbs of Compiègne, a city north of Paris (France). While attempting to run from a bunch of men who intended to murder him, a deer slumped on a stretch of asphalt.
The animal was attempting to flee the hunters and their dogs, so it traveled out from the forested area and eventually gave up at a structure.
The deer panted shocked and his tongue out exposed his misery and exhaustion; he was fatigued and an ideal target for the hunters at that time, but then something unexpected happened.
Distraught neighbors elected to contact volunteers from the French charity Abolissons la Vénerie Aujourd’hui (AVA) who were near the site.
Thankfully, these heroes came on the scene and stopped the hunters from killing the helpless creature.
The crooks had little option but to give up their prize since the neighbors had also reached the location.
“As more people witnessed the incident, the hunters were forced to flee and release the animal. “These types of things happen numerous times a week, but they generally happen in the woods without anyone noticing them,” said Stanislas Broniszewski, an AVA spokesperson.
The case went viral after the group released the clip on social media and praised the community for their rapid response.
“When a deer recognized in this area is chased by hunters, even in the streets, the residents go out of their way to protect it.” AVA has a textbook case of resistance! They wrote, “Congratulations to everyone!”
CHASSE À COURRE : UN CERF TRAQUÉ DANS COMPIÈGNE
Quand un cerf, connu de ce quartier, est traqué par la #chasseàcourre jusque dans ses rues, les habitants sortent pour le protéger.
Un cas d’école de la résistance pour AVA ! Bravo à tous !🦌✊🏡 pic.twitter.com/y8PhGuGu7K
— AVA France (@AvaFranceOff) September 19, 2020