One More Call to Help the Point Reyes Deer
- Dear Ella,
Thanks to your help, Senators Boxer and Feinstein and Speaker
Pelosi are looking closely at the Point Reyes Fallow and Axis Deer
Your signatures on WildCare's petition have made a difference!
However, at this critical moment there is still work to be done.
Our elected officials need to hear your voice by
May 9, 2008 !
We are asking you to telephone the offices of Senators Boxer and
Feinstein, Speaker Pelosi and Representative Lynn Woolsey at the
numbers listed below.
We are in the final stages of preparing an extensive "White Paper"
that carefully sets out a scientific management plan that would
replace the present extermination plan. The plan, which involves
the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and two of the
world's most distinguished scientists in the field of wild animal
population control is nearing completion.
We need your help to stop the killing of the deer until this
critical piece of research is completed and presented to our
Please call the offices of Senators Feinstein and Boxer,
Congresswoman Woolsey and Speaker Pelosi now to help WildCare stop
the brutal and unnecessary killing of Fallow and Axis Deer,
especially now as spring's fawns are being born.
Your help is so appreciated and your efforts are making a
difference in the lives of these beautiful animals.
United States Senator Dianne Feinstein
United States Senator Barbara Boxer
United States Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi
United States Congresswoman
Proper scientific assessment of the environmental impact of the
deer and humane management options has not been carried out. This
must be allowed to happen before more deer are killed.
Despite tremendous public outcry, more than 50% of the deer have
already been exterminated.
Methods used to exterminate the deer are cruel and inhumane.
Dead deer have been found shot through the stomach or other non-
vital regions indicating they suffered and died slowly and horribly.
Female deer are targeted 5 to 1 over male deer which means fawns
are orphaned and left to starve.
Non-lethal means of population control have not been allowed to work
Contraception is a viable alternative to shooting that has not been
http://www.fotwd org/vedanta- society-monks-
Vedanta Society Monks Caught In the Deer Killing Crossfire
West Marin Residents Plead with Monks to Forbid NPS Further Access To
April 10, 2008
When the religious of Olema's Vedanta Society made a concession to the
National Park Service to allow its workers to enter retreat grounds for the
purpose of administering contraceptive treatments to the fallow deer which
once throve in the park-like setting, it is hard to believe the monks knew
what they were signing up for. Residents, tourists, photographers and
retreat-goers alike have been sickened by the spectacle of the park's
remaining 80 or so fallow does - laden with bulky radio tracking collars
which have caused ugly swellings on the animals' necks, and bolted through
both ears. These shackled creatures have suffered inhumane treatment of an
incredible kind at the hands of hired gunmen, White Buffalo. Violence is now
visible everywhere at the Vedanta Society's retreat.
Neighbors and friends of the monks are urging them to forbid Anthony
DiNicola and his gunmen any further access to the land. The populations of
both the fallow and axis deer have been obliterated by the NPS, in complete
opposition to their early promises that the eradication would take place
over more than a decade. In less than one year's time, Point Reyes is down
to the very last of its cherished deer.
We have received the following plea for action from a Point Reyes resident:
April 9, 2008
The Vedanta Society owns a 2,200 acre religious retreat bordering the Point
Reyes National Seashore Park. They came out publicly last year and stated
they would not allow any killing on their property. They did however allow
the Park service access to their land for contraception of the white/fallow
deer. Simple contraception can be administered by remote dart and does not
violate the animal excessively because they do not need to be trapped.
Instead White Buffalo Inc, hired by the park, put 2 &3 radio tracking
collars on each deer & in addition bolted large tags into their ears. It
became evident to everyone living in and around the Olema Valley that this
enabled White Buffalo to track the deer. We have consulted with leading
wildlife experts who have informed us that radio collar tracking devices are
These animals are being used to test experimental drugs. It is obvious to us
that the Vedanta has been used as a staging ground to track the deer and
commit mass murder when practically overnight the deer disappeared. Many
people in the community wrote to the Vedanta society expressing their
outrage. A meeting with Dr. Estol Carte, president of the Vedanta Society
and Marianne Quinn, secretary , followed this event.
The 80 or so deer that remain are clinging to life by taking refuge on the
Anthony DiNicola of White Buffalo, Inc. is back in the Point Reyes National
Park. This is the company that has used high powered weapons, rocket nets,
helicopters, bolt guns, beating & stabbing & plastic bags over the deer's
heads to suffocate them to death & has left to rot hundreds of deer
carcasses for three days before trucking them to who knows where ? ;
Apparently not to the food banks they claimed they would send them to. The
park and DiNicola cannot be trusted.
Please call the Vedanta society immediately at:
1 (415) 663-1258 OLEMA RETREAT
1 (415) 922-2323 SF - MARYANNE
We must pressure the Vedanta Society to close their gates to White Buffalo
Inc / DiNicola & the National Park Service and not allow them access to
their property for any reason whatsoever.
The Vedanta monks have been put in a terrible situation by the deer
slaughter. It is apparently not their policy to interfere with doings in the
outside world, but in this case, by allowing White Buffalo into their home,
the outside world has arrived to be reckoned with. Please, consider making a
polite and urgent phone call to the monks to ask them to act as guardians to
the last of the fallow deer.
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