Brown bear is killed after Iranian villagers crush its spine, legs and pelvis with a tractor and tie it to a digger by its neck

Brown bear is killed after Iranian villagers crush its spine, legs and pelvis with a tractor and tie it to a digger by its neck



A brown bear in Iran was killed after local villagers crushed its spine, legs and pelvis with a tractor and tied it to a digger by its neck.

The villagers chased and beat the bear in their village near the town of Namin in northwestern Ardabil province before the animal succumbed to its injuries.

‘The villagers restrained the animal,’ state news agency IRNA said Sunday, adding they ‘resorted to inappropriate methods and behaviours by chasing, beating and injuring it.’

A photograph from the scene shows the bear tied around its neck to a digging machine, while the heavy wheels of a farm tractor appears to have been used to pin the animal’s back legs to the ground.

It said villagers used ‘tools such as a tractor’ to restrain the bear, causing ‘serious damage to the animal’ including breaking its leg, pelvis and damaging its spine.

Lead Image: A photograph from the scene shows the bear tied around its neck to a digging machine, while the heavy wheels of a farm tractor appears to have been used to pin the animal’s back legs to the ground.

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