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Gunmen Attack Rare Fruit Bat Colony in Cyprus


Animals  (tags: fruit bats, killed, habitat, animals, AnimalWelfare, wildanimals, endangered )

Cher
- 3974 days ago - iar.org.uk
Gunmen have almost entirely wiped out a colony of protected fruit bats in Cyprus, reportedly using the animals for target practice. Between 40 and 45 of the endangered animals were shot dead by unidentified marksmen earlier this week



   

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Holly Troubetzkoy (167)
Friday November 30, 2007, 11:18 am
Cher, if you give idiots guns, something or someone will end up dead. So, now it is "protected"fruit bats. Now it is "protected"fruit bats. Tragic.

So, what can we do to prevent this from happening again?
 

Susan H (27)
Friday November 30, 2007, 1:02 pm
Thats it, big man have gun, shoot HUGE VICIOUS animal. Sad sad sad
 

Mari 's (1356)
Friday November 30, 2007, 4:44 pm

That Bat is sooooo cute!!! Poor thing!

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Patricia rommers (33)
Saturday December 1, 2007, 1:25 pm
I wish to honor, the person or persons responsible (that are feeling so great after killing the gigantic, vicious, man eating fruit bats) that they should be rewarded by a nice long jail term to reflect the errors of their ways.
 
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