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    (Original post by Ciel.)
    Don't even get me started on 'halal' meat. Pure rage doesn't even begin to describe how I feel when someone tries to defend them, rambling on about human rights and religion.
    omg finally someone who agrees, if one more person told me (when I was still a meat eater) that 'it makes no difference, it's just blessed'
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    (Original post by Ciel.)
    I don't get it. What's wrong with you people? Honestly, your attitude makes me sick. There's no way I could ****ing kill an animal this way.
    (Original post by Serpentine111)
    Wtf you're sick you should have drove your car into a wall afterward: that would have been the right thing to do.
    (Original post by Omen96)
    I could never live with myself if I had to run over a rabbit to kill it on purpose, why not a vet?

    I hope you remember what you are
    (Original post by sarkrista112)
    I couldn't physically run it over again.


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    (Original post by Ciel.)
    Should've taken it to a vet then.... That's what I would do.
    (Original post by JamesN88)
    If they're not trolling then they did the right thing. It would have just died a slow and painful death otherwise.
    (Original post by Twinpeaks)
    If you ask me I think the OP did a brave thing.

    I think it would be very careless, reckless and quite frankly upsetting to think of someone running over a rabbit and then leaving it critically injured to suffer a slow, painful death. If you would do that, then I think you're the sick one.

    Unless you'd take him to the vet of course. And tbh OP, 20 minutes is nothing...
    (Original post by thatgr)
    do you naive kunts really think that a vet could save a rabbit with run over legs? it has no chance of returning to the wild and would likely die on the journey, it would be in more pain on the journey to the vets rather than just having its head crushed by the car
    useless bonobos
    (Original post by Multitalented me)
    Why on earth would you run over it again?
    I had to make a split second decision, it was dragging it's back legs behind with a trail of blood, trying to straggle up the kerb. But at that moment, I was faced with the choice of either letting it get up the kerb, then probably spend a few hours, of not a day or two, dying with mangled back legs (and likely some internal injuries too in the lower abdomen) in the bushes, or putting it in reverse and finishing it off. It was dead within 10-15 seconds, rather than be terrified and suffering for nearly half an hour before being put into an induced seizure and heart failure by a vet in an unfamiliar place.

    I had an extremely short time to make that decision, and in hindsight, I do believe it was the right thing to do. I love animals, and have 7 rescues. That was one of the hardest and most harrowing things I've had to do.

    I'm always careful to watch out for wildlife when I'm driving, especially where I live where pheasants and rabbits are very common near roads this time of year. Unfortunately, there were no street lamps, but due to oncoming traffic I couldn't use full beams, and it ran out in front of the car at the last moment. I'd already hit the brakes and ABS had engaged when I felt the dreaded bump.

    If it makes the judgemental people feel any better, I cried all the way home, and I ruined 2 alloys and both the front and rear bumpers. I don't care about the damage, but I do stand by the decision I made. Until you come to a point where you're put in the same position, you have no authority to criticise that.
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    (Original post by XMaramena)
    I had to make a split second decision, it was dragging it's back legs behind with a trail of blood, trying to straggle up the kerb. But at that moment, I was faced with the choice of either letting it get up the kerb, then probably spend a few hours, of not a day or two, dying with mangled back legs (and likely some internal injuries too in the lower abdomen) in the bushes, or putting it in reverse and finishing it off. It was dead within 10-15 seconds, rather than be terrified and suffering for nearly half an hour before being put into an induced seizure and heart failure by a vet in an unfamiliar place.

    I had an extremely short time to make that decision, and in hindsight, I do believe it was the right thing to do. I love animals, and have 7 rescues. That was one of the hardest and most harrowing things I've had to do.

    I'm always careful to watch out for wildlife when I'm driving, especially where I live where pheasants and rabbits are very common near roads this time of year. Unfortunately, there were no street lamps, but due to oncoming traffic I couldn't use full beams, and it ran out in front of the car at the last moment. I'd already hit the brakes and ABS had engaged when I felt the dreaded bump.

    If it makes the judgemental people feel any better, I cried all the way home, and I ruined 2 alloys and both the front and rear bumpers. I don't care about the damage, but I do stand by the decision I made. Until you come to a point where you're put in the same position, you have no authority to criticise that.
    Posting your story gives everyone the right to criticise your actions *shrugs*. It wasn't my intention to make you feel bad about yourself though. If that happened to me, I'd probably freak out really badly and cause a car accident (no worries I don't have a licence. YET).
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    (Original post by Ciel.)
    Posting your story gives everyone the right to criticise your actions *shrugs*. It wasn't my intention to make you feel bad about yourself though. If that happened to me, I'd probably freak out really badly and cause a car accident (no worries I don't have a licence. YET).
    FYI, if you hit an animal on your driving test, you'll fail immediately if you react.
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    (Original post by XMaramena)
    FYI, if you hit an animal on your driving test, you'll fail immediately if you react.
    Are you kidding me? Any animal, even cats and dogs?
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    (Original post by XMaramena)
    FYI, if you hit an animal on your driving test, you'll fail immediately if you react.
    if you react inappropriately. for instance if you hit a deer you cannot just carry on with your driving test... you would have to stop and assess the damage etc.
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    (Original post by Ciel.)
    Are you kidding me? Any animal, even cats and dogs?
    (Original post by the bear)
    if you react inappropriately. for instance if you hit a deer you cannot just carry on with your driving test... you would have to stop and assess the damage etc.
    Yes, true, if you hit an animal that is large enough to cause vehicular damage - such as a deer - then yes, you must find a safe place to pull over and inspect the damage.

    Hitting a dog may require you to find a safe place to pull over and report it, in accordance with the law.

    Hitting a cat however may cause a test fail if you pull over, unless you ask the examiner first and and find a suitable place to park.

    Any abnormal driving actions that result of your distress, panic or guilt, such as making an emergency stop before hitting it, swerving to avoid it, or stopping in an unsafe place directly after the collision (two of which I did with the case of the rabbit), will most likely result in a test fail. If you have a very kind examiner, they may cancel the test rather than fail you, which would allow you to re-book a new test at a later date at no charge.

    When I took a few manual lessons before getting my UK licence however, I recall lots of stories of students hitting birds, rabbits, squirrels and such like and all being failed because of braking or swerving to avoid them.

    The only way that in my situation with the rabbit, had I been on a driving test, could I have passed is if I had not showed the distress that I did, and also explained after my actions that I only undertook them because I had first ascertained there was no traffic that could have been affected by my actions. Even then, I think that would largely be the difference between failing and cancelling. It's unlikely that an examiner would continue a test after you've run over a rabbit 9 times, no matter how calm you are. I was not calm - I was freaking out, panicking and shaking trying to kill it before it suffered any more.

    I won't ever forget watching it convulse in my rear camera before I finished it off. Horrible experience, and I wouldn't wish it on anybody.
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    (Original post by XMaramena)
    Ran over a rabbit today, it just ran into the road in front of me and froze. Couldn't stop in time, got out to check it but it was still trying to run away, injured back legs. Had to run it over again until it was dead

    Feel sick, never want to drive again. I hope I did the right thing.
    You should have pulled out a bladed instrument. After realising that wasnt a knife, you then pull out a big f off survival knife (now thats a knife!) and made yourself a roadkill sarnie.

    But even if you left the rabbit there, some other animal would eventually come along and eat it, a fox most probably. A fox may even take it and bury it somewhere to save it for a later time when it cant find food so easily. Or it may take it back to its den to feed to its cubs.

    With regards to running it over, chances are it would have come a cropper at some point anyway. Probably by way of teeth at its neck which is just as unpleasant as being hit by a crappy car.
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    (Original post by XMaramena)
    Ran over a rabbit today, it just ran into the road in front of me and froze. Couldn't stop in time, got out to check it but it was still trying to run away, injured back legs. Had to run it over again until it was dead

    Feel sick, never want to drive again. I hope I did the right thing.
    You did the merciful thing. Many people keep on going or try and take the animal to a vet, when it's clear the first strike left it incompatible with life. It hurts, but often in situations like this a Coup de grâceis the kindest choice.
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    Did you eat it? rabbit tastes good apparently
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    you can't be serious...
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    why are the replies so messed up? if it got injured, you don't just kill it, you take it to a vet or something wth
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    (Original post by animeamanda1412)
    why are the replies so messed up? if it got injured, you don't just kill it, you take it to a vet or something wth
    You should extend your generosity to any injured rats or pigeons that you come across.
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    (Original post by SirMilkSheikh)
    You should extend your generosity to any injured rats or pigeons that you come across.
    ive come across dead rats and pigeons but never across injured ones, and if i ever did i wouldn't ignore them, i would take them to a vet or smth; Im an animal lover after all
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    (Original post by animeamanda1412)
    ive come across dead rats and pigeons but never across injured ones, and if i ever did i wouldn't ignore them, i would take them to a vet or smth; Im an animal lover after all
    Well at least you're consistent.
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