I cannot believe that their first instinct was to shoot the poor animal in the head instead of calling the cops or an ambulance or NGOs like Animals Lebanon & BETA that take care of animals. Unfortunately, this is not the first crime against hyenas in Lebanon and it won’t be the last.
I’ve said that a dozen times and will repeat it: Hyenas are harmless gentle creatures and they don’t attack humans (especially the striped ones). Moreover, the Lebanese hyena is an endangered species and plays a crucial role by cleaning forests from carcasses and bones, which is why we need to condemn these attacks and fine people who harm hyenas from now on. If they really felt threatened by the animal, they could have tied him up and waited for someone specialized in animals to show up instead of shooting him brutally like that.
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Nice gentle creature ???
Akid u live in the city not in a village otherwise u knew how much its gentle and nice in the wild
You cant live in a city and call a savage hyena nice and cute
seems all infos u got on hyena are from NATGEO WILD
Go spend a night in a village and than tell hiw nice hyenas are
ummm, well, I come from a village and spend my summers there and guess what! I never heard of a person being attacked by a hyena, all I hear about is human beings shooting these animals in the forest. I don’t see humans being called savages when they go and hunt birds in the forest? Why should a hyena’s murder be justified if he or she was just acting on their nature??
It’s basically a combination of selfishness and ignorance
Hyenas have been known to attack people, especially children…but it is rare. calling them gentle creatures is nonsense. This doesn’t mean it should have been shot, because we want wildlife in lebanon to thrive.
All over the world, rural people care more for their safety and the safety of their livestock than for biodiversity.