Horror As Norway Freight Trains Mow Down Over 100 Reindeer

Horror As Norway Freight Trains Mow Down Over 100 Reindeer

Shots by a documentary filmmaker showed useless reindeer in blood-stained snow.

Oslo, Norway:  More than 100 reindeer have been mowed down by freight trains in northern Norway in modern days in what has been identified as a “massacre” for the duration of their winter season migration, explained the nation’s community broadcaster. 

A single teach killed 65 deer on a monitor on Saturday when 41 died among Wednesday and Friday, NRK documented late Sunday.

“I am so offended that I am dizzy,” proprietor of the 65 useless reindeer, Ole Henrik Kappfjell, advised NRK.

“It’s a senseless animal tragedy…a psychological nightmare,” he included.

Norway is dwelling to about 250,000 semi-domestic reindeer and most of them reside in the nation’s much north.

At this time of the 12 months, herders take the reindeer to the winter season pastures in lookup for grazing grounds, a perilous journey as quite a few animals are hit by vehicles and trains. Some also drown.

Shots taken by documentary filmmaker Jon Erling Utsi showed useless reindeer lying in the blood-stained snow. Some have been shot simply because they have been wounded after Saturday’s incident. “It was a nightmare to observe,” he advised NRK.

“The worst detail was the animals that have been not killed in the incident, they have been lying there, suffering, it was a massacre in excess of various kilometres,” he included. 

More than 2,000 reindeer have been mowed down alongside the similar northern railway line among 2013 and 2016.

The herders are demanding the railway operator put in a fence alongside the monitor but there has been no funding for it however.

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