A friend of mine on the Island volunteers at an animal rehabilitation place and last week she was sent out to pick up a raccoon that was beaten within an inch of it's life by a farmer using a 2x4. The raccoon was found in or near his chicken coop. A neighbor heard all the commotion and stopped the man and called animal control. The raccoon died from it's injuries.
Now I know that raccoons are pests and selling eggs may have been this man's livelihood but this animal didn't deserve the fate it was dealt. I understand they will be pursuing animal cruelty charges.

It's all about respect. Friend or foe.