Monday, January 12, 2009

Horrific death of a tame stag


Back in November, on my way to a journalistic assignment in Stornoway, I stopped for a delicious bacon roll at the Black Mount, above Rannoch Moor.

There has been a tame stag haunting the lay-by for a number of years, treasured and protected by locals. I was horrified to be told today by listener Deborah Hackett that the animal was attacked by bunch of inexpressibly disgusting excuses for human beings using an air gun. It was so badly injured it had to be put down.

I know that at a time when hundreds of people, including children, are being slaughtered in Gaza (and elsewhere)this may seem like a classic piece of anthropomorphic sentimentalism. But it's a form of casual cruelty-for-fun that always illustrates real evil.

8 comments:

norrie said...

Excuse my lanuage but that really is pish and such a sad reflection of the mindless scum that are going about. Pathetic people.

Seamus said...

Lowlife Scum ! Completely agree this is an act of pure evil ! I honestly believe that had it been an innocent child standing there these pieces of excrement would have taken pot shots at him/her also. Need to do everything possible to apprehend these scumbags.

aromatic said...

I hate any kind of animal cruelty! Reading this has totally sickened me, I cannot understand how anyone in their right mind could inflict this kind of cruelty on a defenseless animal. They are total morons and need a good clip around the ear!! Sorry I know two wrongs do not make a right... but its so annoying!!!!

Anonymous said...

There is a family of deer roam around the Bush Estate near Edinburgh, and it has been my misfortune to come accross people with dogs who go there to go after them thinking its fun.
On the last occasion I witnessed this, I called the Police, who - to their credit - attended pretty quickly amd took the whole thing very seriously. They charged the culprits with keeping dangerous dogs.
A more fitting punishment would have been to string the lowlife up by the balls.

Anonymous said...

Having witnessed these befriended animals and seen them actually enter the Loch Ossian Hostel on many’s an occasion... This to me is more akin to a psychosis of a gaming generation!

http://intheclag.org.uk/images/archive_pics/1993_pics/nov_93/windswept_3.JPG

MaddMack said...

Having witnessed these befriended and not so tame animals and seen them actually enter the Loch Ossian Hostel on many’s an occasion... This to me is more akin to a psychosis of a gaming generation!

http://intheclag.org.uk/images/archive_pics/1993_pics/nov_93/windswept_3.JPG

MaddMack said...

Having witnessed these befriended and not so tame animals and seen them actually enter the Loch Ossian Hostel on many’s an occasion... This to me is more akin to a psychosis of a gaming generation!

http://intheclag.org.uk/images/archive_pics/1993_pics/nov_93/windswept_3.JPG

cruso from durham said...

i just been there and found out what happend to the red stag as i asked the man in the burger van,as i have lots of pics of it and photographt it when i went up that way' i just hope they get the ones that shot it,i was told it was shot ten times in the face and was still alive but in lots of pain,that hurt me to think what it must of felt,he was so tame i could give him a pat,so when they did what they did it would not of known it was in eny danger,i just hope i could get hold of the scums.