There’s something to be said for Disney that even after decades of their films being out, you could still revisit the classics and shed a tear at the emotion they were able to capture.
Everyone’s got their favourites (I still refuse to watch Dumbo unless I’ve got a couple boxes of tissues on standby) but one film seems to weigh collectively on the hearts of all who have seen it.
The tale of a baby deer learning to grow up in the forest and all the treacheries that comes with it, is an undeniable classic that hasn’t lost its impact to this day.
Have a gander at the gut wrenching scene below where Bambi’s mother is killed by a poacher and try not to cry.
Bit of a kick in the teeth right? Well the judge that sentenced a poacher to a year in prison thought so to, as he ruled that he’d have to watch Bambi at least once a month for his entire sentence.
Over 9 years, David Berry and his two sons killed hundreds of deer, taking their heads as a trophy and leaving the body to rot.
“Taking just the heads is their version of obtaining a ‘trophy’ and leaving the carcass behind is merely an afterthought,” Randy Doman, the division chief of the Missouri Department of Conservation, told the Springfield News-Leader. “While there are some cases where poachers go after the antlers for profit, with this bunch it was more about the thrill of the kill itself.”
So the judge ordered that Berry “is to view the Walt Disney movie ‘Bambi,’ with the first viewing being on or before December 23, 2018, and at least one such viewing each month thereafter, during Defendant’s incarceration in the Lawrence County Jail.”
Hopefully by the end of his one year sentence he won’t be such a cunt.
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