Valley Forge Park sets deer shoots after year's delay
UPDATE: FRIENDS OF ANIMALS AND CARE WILL HOLD A DEMONSTRATION AT THE PARK THIS SATURDAY, 9 October, 2-4 PM.
The permit has been approved for our group by the Park administration and the Superintendent has signed it.
Meet us in the parking lot near the bicycle rentals and restrooms. That is officially the First Amendment Zone and on Park maps it is identified as:
“Lower Welcome Center Parking Lot.”
Look for the bright blue Friends of Animals banner.
IMPORTANT: Watch this space for further updates regarding forthcoming demonstrations and public education in the National Park as well as legal restraints filed for by Friends of Animals in this case.
Inquirer article follows.
By Jeff Gammage
Inquirer Staff Writer
Officials at Valley Forge National Historical Park say deer will be shot there starting next month, ending a yearlong delay and commencing a controversial plan to dramatically thin the herd.
An animal-rights group responded to Monday’s announcement with an immediate pledge to demonstrate at the park. And an attorney said he might seek a restraining order to try to stop the shooting. Read more.
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