Most people seem to envision deer living naturally in the wild...
...as are these deer...
...and this deer...
...and these two babies who were eating berries
that fell from a tree.
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A deer cull is a euphemism for the killing frenzy that government agencies
use to hide their true intent. This and the following video stills were
extracted from a nighttime video taken by SHARK of a cruel net and bolt
operation in Green Valley Forest Preserve, which is part of DuPage County
Forest Preserve District in Illinois. In this scene the deer are being
bated with food to enter the explosive net capture zone.
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The explosive charges are detonated, and the net flies up into the air over
the head of the deceived and unsuspecting deer. As this video still
shows, the explosions happen so fast that the deer don't have time to react.
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The deer now begin to bolt in terror from the noise and the capture net
soaring above their heads. The one deer can be seen jumping almost
vertically into the air.
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The terrified deer begin to run away as the smoke of the blast surrounds
them and the net begins to settle down over their heads.
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The panicked deer begin to run into the capture net. The deer to the
left of center can be seen falling as she becomes entangled in the net.
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Now both deer have become entangled in the net, and their slow agonizing
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The deer are becoming more entangled in the net and falling, while the smoke
of the explosive charges lingers in the air.
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The deer are doing everything they can to free themselves from the net, but
they are unable to do so, and they are in real panic.
Cull - 009) The deer keep racing back and forth and stumbling as
they try to free themselves from the net.
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As the deer become more entangled in the net, they try jumping up into the
air only to be flipped over and landing on their heads. And remember,
this is taking place at night when their vision is limited. In our
opinion, there is nothing humane about net and bold killing operations.
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Then the deer run into each other and become hopelessly entangled together.
This is when they can inadvertently cause serious injury to one another with
their thrashing hooves.
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Once the deer become fully entangled, the killers come up to the net.
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It is hard to see exactly what the men are doing. They appear to be
carrying large plastic bags and a captive bolt gun. We can see the
panicked puffs of breath coming from the deer as the man prepares to shoot
one of them.
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Even after apparently being shot with the captive bolt gun, the deer are
very much alive, as can be seen by their frosty puffs of breath and their
thrashing. The one man even stumbled as he tripped over one of the
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The men stand around watching the deer slowly die. Before the killing
began, the men were reported to have said that the killing was quick.
So much for the truth of of hunter/killers!
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As the video scene ends, the men are still standing around and the deer who
are still alive. We always wonder why the churches don't speak out
against the cruelty committed upon animals. After all, doesn't the
Bible teach us about the peaceable kingdom (Isaiah 11:6-9), and aren't we
instructed to free the whole of creation from its present day corruption
(Romans (8:18-23), and aren't we to pray for God heavenly will to be done on
earth as it is in heaven (Matthew 6:10), where there is no death or pain
(Revelation 21:4)? Could the problem be that most pastors are part of
the carnage, and don't really believe what the Bible and the Lord teach us?
(Deer - Slaughter - 001)
This, and the following series of images were extracted from a video by PETA
which was taken at Musicon in Goshen, New York on 26 August 2007. The
deer being slaughtered are fully conscious and show signs of fear and panic.
In order to control the deer in the kill box, and hold his or her head
still, a slaughterhouse worker pulls on one of the deer's sensitive ears.
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Then a worker outside the kill box reaches over and also grabs the same ear.
Notice the way he also holds up his other arm in from of his face for
protection. They know the deer is panicked and fighting to escape, and
they want to avoid injury as they kill the deer.
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A third slaughterhouse worker moves in to help control the panicked deer,
and give the worker in the box area a chance to get a better grip on the
(Deer - Slaughter - 004)
The slaughterhouse worker in the killing box area now has a firm grip on the
deer's two sensitive ears. They knowingly do this because it causes
the deer a great amount of pain if he or she tries to resist. In
essence, they are torturing the deer.
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The slaughterhouse worker in the killing box then pulls harder on the deer's
ears, causing his or her head to rise up and expose the neck.
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The slaughterer then reaches around the protection of the killing box door
and quickly slices the deer's neck, causing blood to gush out.
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The slaughterer quickly steps back and the gaping slice in the deer's neck
is clearly visible. It will take the deer nearly a minute and a half
to become unconscious.deer-sl-007.html
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Everyone lets go of the deer, and they quickly close the door of the kill
box where the deer desperately thrashes around, and from where the sounds of
the deer drowning in his or her blood can be clearly heard.
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After about a minute the deer stops thrashing, and the door to the kill box
is reopened. A slaughterhouse worker reaches in and grabs the weak,
but still conscious deer by the ears to drag him or her out on to a metal
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As the deer is dragged out of the killing box we can plainly see that he or
she is still trying to stand up, a really good indication of full
(Deer - Slaughter - 011)
The still living animal is laid on the metal cart; the head is pushed back,
and the throat is sliced again.
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The deer's head flops back on to the metal cart, and passes into
unconsciousness and death. Proverbs 12:10 teaches us that people who
are not compassionate to animals are wicked. God gave us an abundance of plant food;
more than we could ever want or need. We don't need to eat animals and
cause all this suffering and death.
Hunting - 01) A doe survived
for several days with a hunter's arrow shot her nose, throat and
neck. After four days the Colorado Division of Wildlife captured her
and tried to save her, but they deemed the arrow had caused too much
infection and she was rifle shot her to put her out of her misery.
hunting - 02) She traveled with the herd for days after having
been shot with an arrow through her nose, throat and neck. The brutality of
"sport" hunting is once again exposed for its barbarism.
(Deer - hunting - 03 ) How
long might this deer suffer? The poor marksmanship of some bow hunter once
again causing extreme distress and horror...for the sake of the
entertainment called "bow hunting."
(Deer - hunting - 04) How
proud he seems. Displaying all his weaponry used to murder a beautiful,
non-threatening deer? Hopefully one day he'll be an ex-hunter.
(Deer - hunting - 05)
"Bow-hunting victory." Doesn't seem like much of a fair fight, does it?
Massive metal weaponry versus natural, wild beauty.