Target: Chairman of the State Duma Overseeing the State Police, Vyacheslav Volodin
Goal: Find and punish the men filmed running down and crushing a bear to death with their trucks in the Yakutia region of Russia.
An upsetting video was posted of men in two trucks finding and targeting a bear, then proceeding to run the helpless creature down with their trucks. The injured bear was still visibly moving in the video after the first attack, so the second truck hit it as well. The poor bear was still alive after the second truck crunched over it. These men were safe inside their big trucks that are normally used for mining. There was no need for them to viciously run down and slaughter the bear. These men should be found and imprisoned for this act of cruelty.
It is hard to imagine the suffering that the animal must have endured as the heartless attackers continued to injure the immobilized bear. “Squash him! Squash him!” the men jeered as they carried out their cruel sport. At the end of the video one of the men can be heard saying that the bear was still moving after having been run over several times. The man then suggests poking the animal with a metal bar. Such barbaric violence deserves a harsh punishment.
This despicable act of animal cruelty should not be allowed to go unpunished. Sign this petition to urge Russian authorities to find the perpetrators of this crime and prosecute them to the full extent of the law.
Dear Chairman Volodin,
A video has gone viral of Russian workers in the Yakutia region chasing down a bear with their trucks and cruelly running over the animal until the poor creature was killed. The video appears to have been made by one of the assailants.
While bears that are out of hibernation can be quite dangerous, these men were safe in their big work trucks. In the video, it appears that the men chase after the bear for some distance before crushing it with their trucks. The men say “Squash him! Squash him!” in the video, making it clear that they find this activity enjoyable.
This despicable act of animal cruelty should not be allowed to go unpunished. I strongly urge you to find and punish the men responsible for this barbaric violence against a defenseless creature.
[Your Name Here]
Photo Credit: still from video posted by JustDoIt