Audubon 7/2005– Public Menace

buck2There’s only one way to protect yourself, your family, and native ecosystems from the most dangerous and destructive wild animal in North America, an animal responsible for maiming and killing hundreds of humans each year, an animal that wipes out whole forests along with most of their fauna. You have to kill it with guns.

I’m talking about the white-tailed deer. In what Gary Alt, one of the nation’s most respected wildlife biologists, calls “the greatest mistake ever made in wildlife management,” deer are being allowed to overpopulate to the point of destroying the ecosystems they’re part of and depend on. The annual mortality of roughly 1.5 million deer via collisions on the nation’s highways doesn’t make a dent, save in motor vehicles and their operators —damage that costs the insurance industry about $1.1 billion a year. Support deer hunting, even if you don’t like the idea. In the long run it’s the only humane solution and the only way to protect the native ecosystems that deer are part of and depend on.

Read the Audubon Pennsylvania and Habitat Alliance deer-management study at http://pa.audubon.org/deer_forum_report_main.htm.
And read more of this article at https://www.wc4eb.org/wp-content/articles/AudubonEditorial-Deer2005.pdf

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