Russian Soldiers Accused of Hanging Animals in Trees in Ukraine

Russian Soldiers Accused of Hanging Animals in Trees in Ukraine



Ukrainian authorities have accused Russian soldiers of killing animals by hanging them in trees. “Killing is entertainment for them,” the Ukraine Ministry of Defense said in a Tweet.

The tweet was accompanied by photos of dead animals hanging in trees at a location that was allegedly abandoned by Russian Soldiers.

“When the occupiers are unable to torture & kill civilians, they do it to animals,” the tweet read.

The Ministry said that among the animals was a rare gray dwarf hamster that is listed in the Red Book of Ukraine, an official list of threatened animals, plants, and fungi protected by law in the country.

So many innocent lives have been lost, countless volunteers are helping to rescue animals all over the country, and many people are staying behind to help feed hundreds of refugees every day.

The impact of the Russian invasion has been devastating for the environment and the global food supply and has even caused mass animal deaths like these dolphins in the Black Sea.

Activists all around the world are standing for the people of Ukraine and demanding an end to this war.

This article by Hailey Kanowsky was first published by OneGreenPlanet on 16 November 2022. 


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