Hungry stray dogs attack red deer in breeding center in Turkey’s Bursa
Through an initiative by the Forestry and Water Affairs Ministry in 2004, the number of deer rose from 10 to 100 in 13 years because of the breeding facility.
However, despite the wire fences that surround the deer in the facility for protection, the stray dogs have managed to attack the deer.
Esra Kargı witnessed one of these serial incidents. She recorded it with her camera and informed officials.
“Fifteen days ago, the dogs started attacking the deer. Hungry dogs attacked a buck every day. We reported the incident to the authorities … In the last week, they attacked three deer and we feel bad about it,” she said.
An investigation has been started into the incident.
The ministry is reportedly in charge over the security and transportation of the animals, while the health and veterinary support of the animals is reportedly the responsibility of the university.
Officials have also stated some parts of the wire fences around the facility could be frazzled over time.