Petition Created After NC Deer Killed

More than 5,000 people from the United States and at least 25 other countries have signed an online petition protesting the killing of nine penned deer by North Carolina officials who said they had to shoot the deer to test them for disease.

The petition on the website protests the killing of the deer on the farm of Wayne and Linda Kindley near Asheboro. Wayne Kindley says two were white-tailed deer he had rehabilitated -- one with one eye and a fawn. The others were fallow deer.

The animals were shot Sept. 20.

The state Wildlife Resources Commission says the deer had to be tested for chronic wasting disease, which can't be done on live animals. It says the animals were held in an unlicensed facility.

Click on the related link below to go to the petition.

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  • by what? on Oct 11, 2011 at 08:58 PM
    we take care of sick deer now? isnt health care for humans expensive enough? isnt that what hunters and cars are for? if someone wants to take in deer, why does the government feel they must stop them? is this disease something that can harm humans?
  • by Richard Location: Hatteras Island on Oct 11, 2011 at 07:54 PM
    I typed a reply comment on this thread and it never showed up. Any reason why ?
  • by delta Location: greenville on Oct 10, 2011 at 08:11 PM
    To bambi, harvesting is the best way to keep the deer popoulation healthy either my hunters or by introduving its natural preditor back to the wild. There is only so much land fo rthem to graze on now, population has to be managed in relation to the amount of food that is available and terriroity they have to roam.
  • by Juggernaut on Oct 10, 2011 at 07:30 PM
    5000 signers, all of whom I am willing to bet have NO IDEA what they have taken their stand for. Lets find out where they are, and send them all the sick deer we can find.
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      by Mike on Oct 18, 2011 at 01:06 PM in reply to Juggernaut
      fallow are not known to be capable of contracting CWD... and 5k more signed TODAY ALONE (totaling over 13k)... Given the viral nature, i don't think you can keep up with sending sick deer to everyone. And without a border fence encapsulating the entire state, your argument for CWD containment makes ZERO SENSE.
  • by BLAH on Oct 10, 2011 at 05:57 PM
    I feel so sorry for these deer.I also feel guilty for every toad I chop up accidently with my lawn mower and ever bee that polinates and ever biting bug that is stuck to the front of my car.But I will not apologize for being at the top of the food chain.
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      by Miss Keeto on Oct 10, 2011 at 07:13 PM in reply to BLAH
      I hope you don't feel bad for every mosquito that you hit with your car or swat with your hand. Please tell me you draw the line somewhere!
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        by voter on Oct 10, 2011 at 07:31 PM in reply to Miss Keeto
        great name. one of the best i've seen.
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      by what? on Oct 11, 2011 at 09:04 PM in reply to BLAH
      no ones asking you to. where do you get that from? all you need to do is respect the lives of living creatures. if you take their life on purpose, make it for a respectful reason, and end it with dignity in the best way you are able. if you accidentally kill a living thing, you should feel guilty, that means you are human.
  • by One is stuck on the bumper on Oct 10, 2011 at 05:37 PM
    CWD affects the brain. They need to cut the heads off to get them to a lab. Its the same thing they do for rabies. Of these nine' only two were native, the other seven are exotic and shouldn't be here to start with. Before you get upset and comment on animal crulty, think about how many dogs and cats that are killed each day at the pound for absolutely no reason other than they are not wanted.
  • by Bambi Location: land of Wildlife Biologists on Oct 10, 2011 at 05:32 PM
    Research is needed to better understand how to keep the deer population healthy as a whole.
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      by what? on Oct 11, 2011 at 09:01 PM in reply to Bambi
      why? is it our job to keep them healthy? so they can overpopulate some more and starve? i believe in respecting animals, it is disrespectful to treat wild animals as pets unless you plan on caring for them forever.

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