Hunters shoot at French vegan animal rights protesters who stepped in front of stag to try and save it

This is the moment hunters purportedly shot at vegan animal rights activists as they tried to save a stag in France.

The clip, filmed in Castelnau-de-Montmiral in southern France’s Tarn department, shows campaigners trying to put themselves between the exhausted animal and a pack of dogs.

At one point gunshots can be heard in the footage before one of the activists shouts ‘he is firing at us with a rifle, the b*****d!’