News outlet Dagens.dk, which means Denmark daily and has 140k likes on Facebook alone recently posted an article about a man who shot an armadillo, and the bullet then ricocheted and hit the shooter, leaving him severely hurt.
And literally every comment (out of 25 at the time I took the screenshot) was happy that a human had been severely hurt when his own bullet hit him, including the news outlet which posted the article with the caption: “Karma?”
Now, I personally (the citizen journalist) think hunting just as a hobby is kind of sick when it’s not for food and survival.
But this was an armadillo and not anyone’s pet or anything, and who knows, maybe he did intent to eat it? A Google search says that the meat is edible.
So did he really deserve to almost die for shooting an armadillo?
The bullet hit him in the head.
If you ask the Danes, the answer is yes.
9 hours after they posted the article, the two top comments are glad that he almost died:
“He got what he deserved, shooting an armadillo is like shooting a tank.” – Mia
“That really serves him well!” – Christina
In 2014 or 2013 I remember that another big news outlet posted a story about a mom
who had murdered her disabled grown child because she was so fed up with taking care of the child, and everyone in the comments
saw no problem with that murder of a human being.
But shoot an armadillo, possibly even for food, and you deserve to die yourself, according to Danes.
UPDATE: I (the citizen journalist) was just scrolling through my Facebook feed when I saw another major news outlet bring the same story, and here the comments are the same, even slightly worse, some of them:
Eleonora says: “Too bad the man didn’t die, because now he can do it again.”
Kenneth: “I don’t hope the animal was hurt too badly. And it sucks that the man didn’t die.”
Gullmai: “That’s a nice story, I hope he dies.”
Kurt: “Serves him well, he’s just another doofus.”
Those are the most blatant ones, and the rest are pretty much the same, just not so outspoken.