A fawn lay down next to the deer mannequin trying to find motherly warmth
It is a cruel practice, very often with no particular purpose other than to entertain those who practice it. We are talking about fawn and deer hunting, a “hobby” that is common in many countries of the world and constantly increasing.
As often happens when we talk about hunting. However, even in the case of deer, humans do not lack a good dose of cruelty. It is really difficult to haunt these wild mammals due to their tendentially fearful nature.
Moreover, their agile and fast physique, allows them to easily escape once they identify the danger. It is precisely for this reason that hunters are constantly looking for new ways to hunt and catch them.
Animal rights organization AnimaNaturalis published the image of the deer on their Instagram. It went viral, because it denounces, in a way that is moving and effective. The image shows the cruelties which deer and fawns face every day.
What you see in the image is not a female deer specimen with its fawn that are looking for motherly warmth. It is a plastic mannequin, used as a deer lure to attract the unfortunate animals.
The fawn, on the other hand, unfortunately, is real, but unaware of such cruel man-made tricks and lures. It believes to have recognized a “familiar” figure in the fake mannequin. The fawn has huddled close to it, probably believing it to be its mother.
Unfortunately, this is a widespread situation. Consequently, fawns are often orphaned due to deer hunting. Later, they are confused and lost without their mothers to protect them. They end up paying the consequences and must learn quickly to defend themselves.
One cannot remain indifferent to such an image. The cruelty that human beings are able to show for their personal satisfaction is alarming. And, it is good to be aware of it, to prevent many creatures from paying the price.