Brutal images from wildlife trapping
Updated : 07/22/2012 13:51 GMT + 7
Editorial notes: Illegal hunting wild animals still goes rampant in Vietnam despite strict punishments from the government. Each year, a large number of wildlife animals captured in numerous traps country-wide feel so much pain and many of them have died. In this photo report, Tuoitrenews would like to present several images revealing the shocking cruelty of wildlife trapping -- including the killing of a dozen antelopes and the butchery of 21 endangered black-shanked douc langurs.
Warning: some of photos are quite graphic.
Also, in a more recent case, many people, especially animal rights advocates, have thrown rocks at a group of servicemen, who brutally abused and slaughtered two douc langurs, one of them pregnant, asking government to bring them to swift justice.
Most of them have called the slayings horrific and inhumane.
An antelope having a part of its limb nearly cut off after being caught in a snare trap.
But, it was luckier than other trapped animals as rescuemen from Sao La Conservation Reserve in A Luoi District in Thua Thien Hue central province discovered and took care of it. The animal was released back to forest.
However, many other antelopes do not have such good fortune. In this photo, staff from Sao La Conservation Reserve has found a dozen of skulls of antelopes left at a tent set up by illegal huntsmen.
A civet cat died after being caught in a trap made of bicycle tubes. The small-sized mammal was trapped when it was looking for food at a stream bank in Dong Giang forest in Quang Nam central province.
The Squirrel living in Phuoc Son forest in Quang Nam province got trapped as it was trying to cross over a stream via a bridge built by illegal local hunters.
This photo shows a decomposed body of a trapped douc langur.
No one can realize what this kind of animal is. The poor animal, which had probably got trapped for months, died in Tay Giang forest in Quang Nam central province.
This black-shanked douc langur is among 21 douc langurs in Chua Mountain in Ninh Thuan central province shot down and then disemboweled by two local huntsmen Dang Minh Khac (pictured) and Nguyen Phuong Tuan.
Trappers do not "forgive" any animals even this poor turtle, a sluggish creature.