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Animals  (tags: animals, animalwelfare, wildanimals, wildlife )

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A red deer stag called the Exmoor Emperor - believed to be Britain's biggest wild animal - has been shot dead.


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Carol H (229)
Monday October 25, 2010, 5:38 pm
sadly noted, thanks Cal

Anne P (174)
Monday October 25, 2010, 5:48 pm
Kill, kill, kill. That's what the human animal does best. I am ashamed of my species.

patrica and edw jones (190)
Monday October 25, 2010, 6:01 pm
Words are inadequate to describe how we feel over this news - the bastard that did this is probably preening his feathers and glorifying in the moment that he killed the Exmoor Emperor - may his claim to any sort of fame be shortlived and may his punishment be long.

Cher C (1426)
Monday October 25, 2010, 7:08 pm

Thnx hun!


Cheryl B (64)
Monday October 25, 2010, 7:23 pm
so sad

Julie P (154)
Monday October 25, 2010, 7:57 pm
Though I may never have a cent, I will never be as impoverished as a person who looks upon beauty and only sees death.

Rachel D (57)
Monday October 25, 2010, 10:29 pm
I hear you Julie.

Danell A (15)
Monday October 25, 2010, 10:33 pm
:-( so very sad. Noted.

Hugh M (75)
Tuesday October 26, 2010, 12:07 am
Why is hunting permitted in Britain at all? The population density is so high. I guess it is because it is a traditional sport of the nobles. It shocks me that this article assumes this magnificent animal was killed by someone who had a right to do it, having paid a small fortune for a licence. Then he (or she) didn't have the guts to come forward and take the hail of criticism.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday October 26, 2010, 2:25 am
Hunters are a menace in Britain quite often licences to hunt are given to people who are unfit to own a gun and don't know the first thing about wildlife and therefore do not have any respect for it.Regarding Hugh's question Why is hunting permitted at all in Britain ? I have often asked myself that question.It should be banned.A few years ago when my wife and I owned a holiday caravan at Dunkeld we were sitting outside sunning ourselves when we could here shooting nearby.Suddenly there was a bang from the caravan a bullet had hit the far side of the caravan and passed right through it. We were lucky to have been outside at the time or one of us would have been killed.I reported the matter to the police who upon investigation later told me that the culprit was an underage boy and could not be prosecuted.I then asked why was his father not prosecuted for giving him the gun in the first place.I was told that although they would have liked to have done so the case was abandoned by the Procurator Fiscal because of lack of evidence. so much for British Law.At the very least this man should have been banned for life from having a gun licence.

Andrew Butt (84)
Tuesday October 26, 2010, 2:34 am
Alfred, yes I agree with what you are saying and british law does fall short in many cases and tends to fall on the side of the people committing crime unless someone is actually killed during the act, why is that?

Thomas C (116)
Tuesday October 26, 2010, 3:02 am
Hugh many of those that hunt in the UK are neither noble or even rich! Those that commented on the news site seem totally unaware of the obscenity of hunting period making such insensertive comments as "Not in the rutting season", "Old stags have to be culled" etc. The main thrust of comments appears to be realated to the magnificent animals staure and not the fact that along with all other hunting victims is an individual sentient persona worthy of respect. Paying for a ticket to kill does not make the activity more moral than raping a prostitute for example! Those that hunt in the UK are known to be devious, dishonest, cowards who think nothing of intimidating female anti hunt protestors by berating them with their foul mouthed comments and obscenities as is commensurate with their cesspool of origin or the midden they emerged from! Much like the Philidelphia lawyer caught on camera simularly abusing a female lawyer protesting the pigeon killing evnt in that place! UK Police are apparently frightened of the small number of "noble" yobs who hunt if their poor proscecution record against hunt supporters, hunt servants and participants is a guide! Usually citing lack of evidence as the reason for lack of proscecution, conveniently forgetting the use of vehicles with numberplates either removed or obscured with mud, offences in their own right for example! Possibly if the hunt was made up of black youths more action would be taken! Ban all guns, bows and all weapons of destruction and hunting period!

Merike L (1)
Tuesday October 26, 2010, 3:18 am
This is very sad! Was the man so hungry? Had not he no money for buying meet from the shop? Was there too much deers in UK? Did they destroy all the forests? Why shoot the biggest helthy animal? The hunters say they are the nurses of the forest, taking off the ill and weak animals. Was this deer ill? ALL LIES! This animal-person is murdered. Where are the legislation, seting the punishments for killing of helthy strong animals?

Charmaine C (177)
Tuesday October 26, 2010, 4:15 am
From an expert, the comment that bulls need to be culled after a certain age in irresponsible as it opens the door for people who will say "but I thought...." thereby making acts such as this one an accident. I wonder if it crosses people's minds that the deer controlled themselves in conjunction with other predators long before man came to interfere..oh but we removed the predators, didn't we? Personally I don't think our country should hand out hunting licences to anyone. Culling must be done by a government agency and be the responsibility of a hand full of people. You simply cannot trust people to behave with intelligence and good judgement when it comes to what they think is their right!!

Jytte Nhanenge (64)
Tuesday October 26, 2010, 6:18 am
I believe this news was also posted elsewhere. Anyway thank you Cal, this cannot be pointed out often enough.
I can only comment again. They say this is legal but according to which law is this allowed? Not the law of the animals and the Universe. How can any human being find it entertaining and an enjoyable sport, from hiding cowardly to gun down such a beautiful and majestic animal? I just do not get it. I simply must be stupid.

MmAway M (519)
Tuesday October 26, 2010, 6:10 pm
O(h for Cotten Picken Sake what next?????!!!!!!

Lil Judd (70)
Thursday October 28, 2010, 12:51 pm
This is so sad - during breeding season no less. Very bad.
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