By David Schussler

It is deer season again. Not hunting, but the perennial population control insanity that always follows the years damage from out of control animal inhabitants. According to the U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance; despite comments from Pennsylvania Game Commission spokesman Jerry Feaser that “hunting is the primary means of managing deer populations,” animal rights activists are convinced that deer birth control, not hunting, should be implemented to control deer herds.

Problem is;

That the FDA has still not approved fertility drugs for deer that would be safe for human consumption, and which would not affect other wildlife species and……

The whole idea is assinine.

First of all treatments range from $300 to over $3000 per deer, per year. Secondly, “there is no scientific evidence that birth control works in a free ranging deer herd”, this according to Mr. Feaser.

Sunday, March 18, 2001 The Associated Press, Cuyuga Heights — Metropolitan park officials are going to try needles instead of bullets to control the growing deer population, a method suggested by people who oppose the annual shooting of hundreds of deer in the parks.

Sandy Rowland, director of the Great Lakes Region of the Humane Society of the United States, said she was delighted with the decision. “We are thrilled that the Metroparks is finally doing humane deer population control,” she said. “But they are only now doing what this agency and other groups have been suggesting for years.”

Dan Petit, director of research for the Metroparks, said that even if the drug works, it will take five to 10 years to put it into widespread use and eliminate the need for shooting the deer.

MADISON, NJ-July 10, 2005 Associated Press – Researchers plan on testing a new type of birth-control drug on a deer herd in Morris County, in hopes of finding a way to control the booming deer population. Morris County Freeholder Director Jack Schrier is pushing for $5 million in federal money to develop a safe, durable and easy-to-administer deer contraceptive formula that would only need to be administered once.

Published December 18, 2003 – Star Tribune – Unusual problems call for unusual solutions. Confronted by a growing and captive deer population at the Minneapolis Water Works compound in Columbia Heights, officials hope to use an experimental birth control vaccine as well as sharpshooters to manage the herdCornell University March 19, 2003, Surgical sterilization snips away at deer overpopulation. “She was trapped (unharmed, in a suburban neighborhood with too many white-tailed deer to suit some people), neutered (by tubal ligation in a procedure that spared the developing fetus) and returned (wearing numbered I.D. tags, radio collar and a slightly dazed expression).”

Cornell University March 19, 2003, . “She was trapped (unharmed, in a suburban neighborhood with too many white-tailed deer to suit some people), neutered (by tubal ligation in a procedure that spared the developing fetus) and returned (wearing numbered I.D. tags, radio collar and a slightly dazed expression).”The other 220 deer in Cayuga Heights, N.Y., a 1.8-square-mile village near the Cornell University campus, are too busy — digesting landscape greenery, dodging automobiles and procreating — to care about the fawn’s story. But inquiring scientists, as well as 3,300 residents of the village and federal and state regulators, want to know: Will this experiment to reduce deer populations have a long-term effect, and should the Cayuga Heights model be copied nationwide?

Haloooo! What in the world is going on here!

I would like to hire these same people that are promoting deer birth control to help me sell my ocean front property in Arizona. These are shucksters looking for research money and politicians aiming to please animal rights activists. They are not people with our best interests at heart.An April 2005 article in the “Wolf Files” on ABC News by Buck Wolf reports on similar animal population problems that include feral cats and cat hunting in Wisconson, Poisonous Toad wacking in Australia, Helicopter wild hog hunting in Oklahoma, and gator hunting season in four states.There are animal overpopulation problems of all sorts in many places but it seems that once again many of us are falling prey to those who would wish to manipulate us, and consume us with compassionate science funded by you know who, us.

An April 2005 article in the “Wolf Files” on ABC News by Buck Wolf reports on similar animal population problems that include feral cats and cat hunting in Wisconson, Poisonous Toad wacking in Australia, Helicopter wild hog hunting in Oklahoma, and gator hunting season in four states.There are animal overpopulation problems of all sorts in many places but it seems that once againWhy should we continue to fund all these cockamamy deer birth control fanatics when a more natural and practical solution is at hand. Given the choice do you think a community of three or four thousand people would want to pay two or three million dollars for the research and implementation of a deer birth control problem that “might” work or … Do you think they would rather create some regulated humane and fiscally responsible method of trapping, killing, and using the animal for good purpose?

Now there’s a wild idea, hunting and eating game just like our ancestors. Now just suppose regulations were designed and qualified contractors or organizations would even pay to trap or hunt and kill (depending on the geography and location) these overpopulated species and use them to feed the needy. Instead of costing us money for research and development of fertility drugs and administration of these questionable processes, we could actually reap a fiscal benefit from the control process and provide food for the needy at the same time. Hey, lets be thoughtful and practical, let the “buck” stop here.

 

 

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