In the book, Bambi and his father examine the body of a poacher who has just been shot dead note :
"Do you see how He's lying there dead, like one of us? Listen, Bambi. He isn't all-powerful as they say. Everything that lives and grows doesn't come from Him. He isn't above us. He's just the same as we are. He has the same fears, the same needs, and suffers in the same way. He can be killed like us, and then He lies helpless on the ground like all the rest of us, as you see Him now."
There was a silence.
"Do you understand me, Bambi?" asked the old stag.
"I think so." Bambi said in a whisper.
"Then speak." the old stag commanded.
- Fun fact: This sequence was storyboarded to be included in the animated movie. Walt Disney himself intervened to say he found it too graphic and wanted it cut. Well, thank the gods for that.