Hikers poke injured wild boar with sticks pushing it to its death off a cliff

A group of hikers came across an injured wild boar and taunted the animal with sticks before pushing it off a cliff on the side of a mountain in Spain this week. The disturbing incident had been videoed along a popular hiking path on “Cares Trail” located in the Picos de Europa mountain range.

According to the Daily Mail,  the seven men surrounded the injured animal and continued to poke it with sticks until they forced it off the cliff to its death. One of the hiker’s could be heard encouraging his friends to prod it more as the terrified animal inched closer to the ledge of the mountain. And as the animal fell to its cruel death, that same voice could be heard shouting “that’s it” as if congratulating each other for an evil deed well done.

The Civil Guard’s Nature Protection Services has asked the public for help identifying these men. In a recent tweet, they posted:

“Do you know the people who pushed a wild board off a mountain in the Picos de Europa National Park. Made sure it doesn’t go unpunished.”

It will be difficult to determine who the men are, but the public is so disturbed by the apparent cruelty, an all out attempt to bring these men to justice continues to gain interest. Animal welfare organizations have come out against the hikers, but stated the men would most likely only face a fine if arrested. Sadly, the Spanish Penal Code has no animal cruelty protections for wild animals.

Fernando Nava, a local Cabrales town hall official said:

‘The images are really cruel. What they did was barbaric. We will try to find those responsible so they pay for what they did, because this is a crime and savage and killer behavior.”

Reactions to the video on social media were strong with readers condemning the cruelty as the footage was shared by hundreds of thousands of people:

“I’m more certain every day that we have to disappear so the world can become a better place. Us human beings are a scourge.”

And one more comment by a reader named Marta reflected the thoughts of many:

“I would put these men on the edge and let them fall, but I would hit them on the head before they went over to make sure they didn’t get us again.”

Rest in peace poor animal. “Oh what fools these mortals be.”

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15 replies
  1. Nancy Raymond says:

    Someone knows who these piss poor examples of men are – they need to be held responsible for killing this animal who was injured and instead of helping, they murdered this poor animal. I hope they all get stuck on this mountain and never make it out alive – may they all die from starvation – they deserve it.

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  2. Barkley's Mom says:

    OH WHY NOT! It’s only a wild Boar! WHY NOT force the poor thing over a cliff and watch it plunge to it’s death. WHAT FUN!!!!!!! Despicable POSes may you suffer a fate similar to what you dealt out!

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  3. Pamela Garlisch says:

    Unfortunately a lot of the people of Spain do not have any respect for animals at all. Makes me think how do they treat other people in their country?

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  4. J. Martin says:

    Assholes are everywhere in this world. Humans in general are a vile species and some are worse than others. Kill the whole lot of this pricks and do the rest of the world a favor

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  5. Helen says:

    I’m convinced humanity has gone down the toilet. What twisted joy did these bastards get by pushing an injured wild boar off the cliff? Tie their hands, blindfold them, and then poke these poor excuse of human beings off the cliff, and let them feel the sheer terror this poor animal felt falling to its death.

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  6. Mary Ann Clark says:

    May they all die a slow and painful death and all their friends and family desert them! They have forfeited their right to life!

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  7. Joanne says:

    ????????????????????☹️???????????????????????????????????? DISGUSTING SOULLESS CRUEL SCUMBAGS!!! Angel Wild Boar, I’m so very sorry you were horrifically abused and killed by those despicable evil monsters. Angel Boar, Rest in Sweet Heavenly Peace, you are now in the tender loving care of Jesus. I’m praying for your deserved justice and those heartless evil monsters are severely punished! RIP, Precious Angel Wild Boar, you were created from God and deserved so much better. This is extremely heartbreaking, sad and distrubing. Angel Wild Boar, I’m so sorry. ????????????♥️????????????????????♥️????????????

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  8. Tracy Whitcomb says:

    What FUCKING ASSHOLES!!!!! I hope you find out who did this and PUNISH THEM!!!! There was ABSOLUTELY NO REASON FOR THIS!!!!!

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  9. Red says:

    SOMEONE OUT THERE KNOWS THESE USELESS, WORTHLESS, excuse for humans. Report them or you are as useless to this world as they are!

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