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Stop Deer Kill in North Carolina

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  • Colleen Klaum
    HOMEOWNERS WANT TO DO AWAY WITH DEER: Residents of Biltmore Estate, a wealthy community in Asheville, North Carolina, want to hire sharpshooters to do away
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 22, 2002
      HOMEOWNERS WANT TO DO AWAY WITH DEER:

      Residents of Biltmore Estate, a wealthy community in Asheville, North
      Carolina, want to hire sharpshooters to do away with deer in the area
      because some homeowners feel that the deer are eating too many
      ornamental plants.

      Bill Brazil, Biltmore Forest Commissioner, has rejected the idea of
      humane alternatives, such as fencing, calling it expensive and "unsightly."
      However, there are many types of fences that are not "unsightly,"
      and the initial fence cost would pay for itself in no time by saving the
      residents the thousands of dollars that are purportedly being lost annually to
      the plant-munching deer.

      Moreover, the use of sharpshooters is itself extremely costly, in addition
      to being inhumane and ultimately ineffective. Killing off individual members of a prolific species such as whitetail deer has never proven to be an effective wildlife management tool; more often than not, the empty niche left by deer who are killed is quickly filled in by other deer within a short time period.

      Finally, Biltmore Estate residents are overlooking the simplest, most inexpensive solution of all: substitute the ornamental plants that deer
      are so attracted to with other varieties that deer find distasteful.

      WHAT YOU CAN DO:

      Time is of the essence�the deer kill is scheduled to begin at any
      time. Please write to the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and
      urge it to reject the plan to kill deer at Biltmore Estate.

      Mr. Richard Hamilton, Chief Deputy Director
      North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
      Division of Wildlife Management
      1722 Mail Service Center
      Raleigh, NC 27699-1722
      hamiltrb@... (mail.wildlife.state.nc.us)


      "Live in peace with the animals. Animals bring love to our hearts, and warmth to our souls."

      Colleen Klaum

      "He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." Immanuel Kant











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