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How could anyone ever want to hurt these beautiful creatures?

Jun 16, 2018 | 15 Comments

As some of you know already, my girlfriend and I are very passionate animal lovers.
Not necessarily in the sense of making trips to go and stroke the horses etc like many people may do, but more in the sense of welfare for animals, and knowing the difference between right and wrong treatment of them. 

I was extremely saddened to hear about a deer in Nara park found with a dark in it's neck, only 1 week from when I wrote about a young boy throwing stones at them.

What a sad and disgusting situation.
The deer here are so majestic and peaceful. 
I can think of no reason why anyone would want to do that, other than because their lives are seriously lacking.

Many years ago in Nara, the penalty for killing a deer (even accidentally!) was DEATH.
And while this may seem severe (of course the law has been changed now) perhaps a deterrent like this is needed for these idiots.

Either that - or for me to patrol Nara park at night in a superhero outfit :-)
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In all seriousness though, this is a very sad and shocking scene, and hopefully one which is not a sign of things to come.
With the incident on the Shinkansen recently (that I'm sure you all heard about on the news), and then these two incidents right on our doorstep, I have to say that I don't know what the world is coming to.

On the positive side - out of almost 1 year in Japan, and many other trips to this wonderful country, this is the first negative thing we have witnessed, and is a long way better than I would expect in many other places.

I really feel that education is a key factor here.
Education for the young people of course, but also older people as well. 

If people really believe that these actions are OK, then it just goes to show how corrupted their minds must really be.

Despite all of this, I am optimistic for the future.
And if it all goes 'tits up' (British idiom) then at least there are hundreds of incredible mountains for me in Japan to find solace on :-)

Have a peaceful weekend everyone.

David

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I am a highly experienced professional English teacher, Yoga Instructor, Tai Chi teacher, Nutrition Consultant and Personal Trainer from London, UK. I recently left London to work and travel around Japan on a Working Holiday Visa with my best friend and longtime girlfriend Ashley (who is also a teacher on Cafetalk : https://cafetalk.com/tutors/profile/?id=54542&lang=en ). We love sharing adventures travelling, teaching, exploring and understanding new cultures. We hope to speak with you soon!

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