Ruthless hunter attacks gravely injured fox before hurling it into the air and smashing its head with rifle butt
The Spanish hunter is seen stomping on the animal repeatedly while laughing and grinning at the camera
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A badly injured fox was chased and attacked by a ruthless hunter who hurled the animal into the air and later repeatedly stomped on its neck and head. The horrifying incident, recorded in Spain, shows the cruel hunter posing next to the gravely injured animal, sparking massive outrage among animal rights activists in the country.
A man in a high-visibility jacket is seen in the video laughing as he chases the brutally beaten fox. The animal isn't able to outrun the burly hunter, who picks it up by its tail before hurling it into the air. The fox tries to crawl away as it crashes to the ground, however, the hunter grabs it once again by its tail and throws it.
The poor animal is then seen writhing on the ground before the hunter uses the butt of his rifle to smash its head. The heartless man proceeds to stomp on the fox's head and neck repeatedly, laughing all along, Daily Mail reports.
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The footage has since been reported to the Nature Protection Service department of the Spanish Civil Guard. It is being said that fox was caught in a trap when it had two of its legs partially amputated, according to local media.
Meanwhile, animal rights organization Anadel is soliciting help in identifying the hunter and understanding when and where the video was filmed. It is unclear whether the embattled animal survived the horrific attack.
Even hunting associations slammed the video, saying that hunters would be the first ones to report the man in the video and that his actions have nothing to do with hunting. Elena Lopez, a member of Anadel, expressed her shock after watching the footage. Speaking to local media, she said: "What kind of psychological attitudes do people with weapons licenses have in this country?"