Distressing footage of the incident shows two men hurling rocks at the dazed and injured animal in Savadkuh County, in the country’s north, earlier this week. Further video reveals that at one point, the group managed to throw a rope around the exhausted and bleeding animal’s neck and dump him in the back of a truck.
Daily Mail (h/t Marvin W) One social media user, who posted footage of the attack on Instagram, claimed the bear’s nose was completely closed and its mouth was full of blood. The man, who goes by the handle Soheiloladzad, also claims the bear was unable to see out of one eye, which was full of blood.
At some point forest wardens were called and attempted to take the bear for treatment – but it died before veterinarians could tend to it. One man has been arrested over the attack, according to the site, while a second – his employee – is being sought.
A third video then shows the bear – which is either unconscious or dead – being dragged from the first truck into the back of a second.