Pyrénées-Orientales: a walker's dog was shot by a hunter during a hunt

Author: Clark Tos
2022-10-04 19:06:01

A hunting accident occurred during the weekend of October 1 and 2 in the Pyrénées-Orientales: a woman killed a walker's dog that she took for a deer.

This Saturday, October 1, a purebred dog malinois was the victim of a fatal shot during a hunting party in the forest of Rabouillet (Pyrénées-Orientales), reports L'Indépendant .

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The dog mistaken for a deer

According to information from the regional daily, the 10-year-old quadruped and his master had gone to harvest mushrooms when the accident occurred: “ The person who shot thought my dog ​​was a deer “, explained the owner of the animal to our colleagues from 20 Minutes . Unfortunately, the furball did not survive its injury.

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A few minutes after the tragedy, the author of the shooting and his companions hunt immediately contacted the gendarmerie: They were really sorry for me. They took care of me immediately, called the gendarmes themselves “, confided the walker in the columns of the regional newspaper.

The Rabouillet hunting association reacts

For his part, the president of the hunting association of Rabouillet Jean-Pierre Sanson 'strongly condemns the act' of the huntress : « The hunting instructions were given correctly. We cannot allow such things to happen. The cause of 90% of these accidents is the non-respect of the rule which says that one must formally identify before shooting. It's unforgivable “, he told The Independent.

The latter also revealed that the hunting association to which the woman belongs has requested the permanent suspension of her hunting license from the prefecture. The owner of the dog filed a complaint this Monday, October 3 with the gendarmerie.

Source : The Independent