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When hunters come to rescue prey

By The Siberian Times reporter
22 November 2016

Don't shoot but instead feed starving roe deer, decide men in the Altai Mountains.

'Most of us think this is inhumane to go for roe deer when they are so helpless.' Picture: Gorno-Altaisk.Info

About a hundred villagers got together in the Ongudai district of the Altai mountains to discuss ways to help deer after several weeks of heavy snowfalls. A thick layer of snow blocked deer from reaching forage and forced the animals to get down to villages, seeking food. 

The men decided to stop hunting and to organise feeding grounds in places reachable for the roe deer. Most of the people of Ongudai district joined forces and helped hunters to bring hay up the mountains. 

Roe deer came to village


Feeding the deers


Hunters refuse to hunt

The men decided to stop hunting and to organise feeding grounds in places reachable for the roe deer. Pictures: Gorno-Altaisk.Info

'It would have been the easiest to use the situation to our advantage and continue hunting,' - one of the villagers said. 'But most of us think this is inhumane to go for roe deer when they are so helpless.' 

Companies around Ongudai, Chemal and Shebalinsky districts of the Republic of Altai provided hay to help hunters, as well as the team of Republic of Altai Fauna Protection and Reproduction Committee.

Companies around Ongudai, Chemal and Shebalinsky districts of the Republic of Altai provided hay to help hunters. Pictures: The Siberian Times, Gorno-Altaisk.Info

Map


Feeding the deer

Comments (4)

I agree with Jocelyne and Tanya. I also understand that Mae has had a different experience than I have regarding country "folk". Living in Texas and having worked in Louisiana, very sadly there are many who do not value human or animal life, period. I am happy Mae that you have had a different experience certainly. Thank you all for your compassion and to the Altai people for your compassion.
Pamela Tetarenko, League City, USA
27/11/2016 19:53
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My grandparents were farmers. I have never known of anyone living in the country who did not value the lives of all living creatures. And it doesn't matter what language is spoken.
Mae, Daly City California USA
23/11/2016 05:42
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Very WISE personns.Much wisdom from these hunters and villagers of Altaï mountains in Siberia . Thanks to them !
Jocelyne, FRANCE
23/11/2016 02:39
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Big thank you to these people for having compassion, even if you are a hunter you still can have compassion and help especially when animals are desperate. Good karma for. you
Tanya Doyle, Canada
22/11/2016 20:50
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