Wild animals need to be treated with respect – a story from Belarus

A fisherman trying to capture a beaver to be photographed with it in Belarus was bitten several times on the hip and subsequently died. The number of beavers in Belarus is estimated to now be >80,000 animals leading to some human-animal conflict situations, even though they are rare. This story has been published widely in the media, for example, see BBC News, the Guardian, HNGN, and Epoch Times. Simon Jones, Manager of the Knapdale beaver trial, has pointed out in the New Scientist (also see Raw Story) that this behaviour is out of character for these normally shy creatures.

Posted on May 30, 2013 at 9:34 am

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