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Friends of Animals and CARE Sue to Stop National Park Service Deer Control Plans

Friends of Animals and CARE Sue to Stop National Park Service Deer Control Plans
Suit challenges plan to kill nearly 80 percent of deer living at Valley Forge

12 November 2009

Philadelphia, PA - Friends of Animals, an advocacy organization founded in 1957, is suing the U.S. National Park Service to stop a proposed deer-control plan for Valley Forge National Historical Park.

Rock Creek (DC) Deer: Friends of Animals on the Record

The U.S. government has proposed to intrude, with weapons and chemicals, on yet another group of deer on public lands. They are required to adhere to the National Environmental Policy Act ("NEPA") when proposing such action, and countering their proposed must be done also under the NEPA.

Action Alert: Stop Bow-Hunting Deer in Westchester & Rockland County Parks

We at Friends of Animals need your help on behalf of the deer. Westchester County plans to turn 850 acres in Lasden Park and Muscoot Farm Park into deer-killing fields for bowhunters starting November 7th. A "task force" with a pro-hunting bent concluded that there was an "overpopulation" of deer, and blamed the deer for causing ecological damage. Its members made the unprecedented decision to open up parklands where hunting was formerly prohibited.

New York Parkland Sets the Stage for Bow-Hunting Slaughter

Contact: Edita Birnkrant, NY Director
Phone: 212.247.8120

New York- Westchester County's intention to turn 850 acres of parkland over to bow-and-arrow violence on November 7th should not prevail. With Rockland County taking steps to follow this lead, Friends of Animals president Priscilla Feral stated, "Deer are not causing real problems to the people of New York, but violence is."

As Hunting Season Begins in Connecticut, So Do the Lies and Misinformation

Contact: Priscilla Feral
Phone: (203) 656-1522

Darien,CT--"Each year, apologists for hunting are pressed to justify their violent, unethical deer-killing schemes bolstered by state wildlife agencies which profit from hunting," says Friends of Animal's president, Priscilla Feral.

Join Us on 22 August as Friends of Animals and CARE Say: Let the Deer Be!

In early 2009, Valley Forge Park officials held open meetings to persuade the public
to accept agents from the U.S. Department of Agriculture coming in with rifles and silencers to
kill the vast majority of the deer over the next four winters. Then they say they'll spend future
years controlling the deer with a lab-created birth control substance. Within the coming month,
Ken Salazar, Secretary of the Interior, is expected to sign off on the Park Service's expensive,
intrusive and violent plans.

Spare the Deer; Don't Spoil Valley Forge Park!

Event facts: Join Friends of Animals and CARE on Saturday, 1 August and Saturday, 22 August 2009, 2:30-5:30 p.m. at Valley Forge Park, Pennsylvania, lower Welcome Center Parking Lot (common 1st A area), to oppose a plan to massacre the deer. The Park plans to kill 80% of them. We say: Let The Deer Be. For more about our message, click below to read the full alert.

30 July 2009

Do you want Fairfield's Open Space areas to become killing fields?

The Connecticut town of Fairfield's Conservation Commission subcommittee on "deer management" is pushing to kill deer in the town of Fairfield. Members have used scare tactics and misinformation to promote a violent and ineffective assault on innocent animals. We expect they'll recruit hunters to shoot deer, as the state DEP is anxious to provide hunting opportunities in Fairfield County due to plummeting numbers of licensed hunters.

Deer population in subcommittee line of sight

As published in Fairfield (Connecticut) Minuteman Newspaper, March 6, 2009

To the Editor:

The Minuteman's article "Deer population in subcommittee line of sight" (Feb. 26, 2009) neglected to include the way in which the Conservation Commission's meeting silenced some who attended.