Lindsay. Twenty-one. Biologist. Asheville. Canines. Equines. Rats. Entomology. Clothes.
Warning: This video contains scenes of a deer being shot which some may find disturbing.
A Michigan State Police trooper shot an INJURED deer at point blank range after several attempts to get the deer to move. MSP spokesperson Lt. Mike Shaw says there in an investigation under way and that it does not appear the trooper has committed a crime.
This is complete bullshit.
I don’t see the logic in this person’s train of thought. “Well if the INJURED deer doesn’t move when I beep at it, let me shoot it.” This officer didn’t think of calling animal control or a humane society…no. He decided to shoot the animal.
Sure, the investigation the MSP conducts may conclude his actions do not appear unlawful but his actions are most definitely inhumane.
Actually he did the right thing.
It’s almost impossible to treat injured deer because they are so sensitive they simply die of shock. The humanest thing to do for injured deer is to euthanize as quickly as possible. Waiting around for animal control would simply prolong the animal’s suffering, so shooting the deer ensured it’s pain was ended immediately.
A bullet is also considered the best way to euthanize injured deer. Even animal control and wildlife rescue organizations shoot deer on the spot in these situations rather then put them through the stress of moving and injecting them (which is nowhere near as quick or effective.)
I think in a way,he was in the right,but he was also in the wrong.
It looks like the deer was more terrified than anything. He wasn’t injured enough to be euthanized. Between the shock of the pain it was in and all of the commotion of the streets,it was paralyzed. In that kind of situation I would have personally tried to move the deer out of the road using my hands,instead of a car(which is just going to scare it even more). If it had been severely injured,the best idea would be to put it down. This? I believe if they really wanted to,they could have gotten it some proper care for what seems to be a minute injury.
I’m assuming that the entire deer was wasted,which is such a shame. Someone could have taken it and used the meat,pelt,bones,etc.
Thank God for overpopulation,right?
But that’s just the point. The deer is clearly in shock and shock quickly kills deer. Moving it and taking it into captive care would have caused more stress making it’s situation far worse. Even deer with very minor injuries usually die when taken into captive care because they just can’t cope with the stress of it all.
It’s not the level of injury that’s the issue, it’s the after effects. While the idea of treating injured wildlife may seem nice it’s not always in the best interests of the animal.
I would also like to add that you ask for Animal Control. I think you forget that most AC Officers are employed by the police/sheriffs departments. So essentially, you’d be calling another officer out to the scene where one officer was already on scene.
I think he did the humane thing. There is no way for a person to move an injured deer “with their hands,” as you say, without the possibility of inflicting serious injury on themselves. Deer have hooves, tons of muscle, and often in situations where flight isn’t an option, their fight instinct kicks in.
Furthermore, shock will kill an animal just as any bodily injury will. Combine these, and you have a recipe for a slow, painful death. The officer was humane about it. I myself have seen and assisted in shooting many deer that have been hit by cars but not killed.
lupasenzaluna asked: Very stupid question: do foxes loves... grape? :D
They do! :)
But grapes shouldn’t be of a snack habit for them - just like for dogs, grapes have bad side effects on foxes if given in a too big quantity.
The last time I checked with this was when my aunt’s dog died of kidney failure (as a result from grapes) about five years ago, but from my understanding the effects actually build up in a dog’s system over a long period if time, not just in large quantities? I would advise NEVER giving a dog (or fox since this seems to be similar?) grapes.
Agreed. You should NEVER give any canines (or felines, but they are less likely to eat them) grapes or raisins. There is some chemical present in both (it is unknown exactly what it is) that causes acute kidney failure in death of about 2/3 of untreated dogs after consumption. The exact quantity that produces this effect differs from dog to dog, regardless of size — for some, it’s just one or two, for others it can take pounds. But it’s not a chance you should take.
As for it building up in their system, generally, raisins and grapes aren’t digested immediately. If you catch it in a couple hours after ingestion, they can normally have them throw them up in their entirety. Afterwards, dogs are normally on watch for kidney failure (hooked up to IVs and a catheter) for 48 hours. If there are no signs of renal failure, dogs are normally considered to be in the clear.
I don’t know about foxes specifically. I’m speaking for dogs. But since they are both in the Canine family, I’d go ahead and play it safe, and not feed them to my pet.
☼ Hufflepuff Common Room
“It was round, earthy and low-ceilinged; it always felt sunny, and its circular windows had a view of rippling grass and dandelions. There was a lot of burnished copper about the place, and many plants, which either hang from the ceiling or sat on the windowsills. The overstuffed sofas and chairs were upholstered in yellow and black, and the dormitories were reached through round doors in the walls of the common room. Copper lamps cast a warm light over the four-poster beds, which were covered in patchwork quilts, and small copper bed warmers hung on the walls, in case of cold feet.”
This is so beautiful and I’m not even a hufflepuff.
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1. No, but my boyfriend is named after a character from Steel Magnolias. I guess it’s about time I watched it!
2. Christmas. I love the winter season, but the holiday itself bothers me.
3. I am so worried about getting a j ob/career in the future, and whether I will ever have enough money to live out my dreams of owning a horse training farm.
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Missing my best friend, today and every day.
Moxie the Queen, and her Crown.
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