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Vassar Farm & Ecological Preserve Starts Deer Shoot ! PLEASE TAKE ACTION ! !

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Vassar College, a private, wealthy college located in Poughkeepsie, New York, has come under fire from Friends of Animals, an international animal advocacy group, for baiting and shooting deer, including pregnant does, within the 527.5 acres of land

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Cher C (1426)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 8:49 am

Please contact Poughkeepsie Town Supervisor Todd Tancredi, and urge him to immediately propose and pass the resolution. Also contact each Board Member below to protect deer by voting “Yes” on this resolution.

Town Supervisor Todd Tancredi Phone: 845-485-3603

Poughkeepsie Town Board Members

Jon Jay Baisley
First Ward
33 Merrywood Road
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

Sean Eagleton
Second Ward
96 Autumn Drive
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Joseph Conte
Third Ward
48 Ireland Drive
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Michael Cifone
Fourth Ward
94 Fairview Avenue
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Stephan Krakower
Fifth Ward
21 Abes Way
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
845-462-7078 fax

Ann Shershin
Sixth Ward
15 Whitehall Road
Poughkeepsie, NY12603

Please also contact Catherine Bond Hill, President of Vassar College to object to the college’s wrong-headed deer slaughter policy.
Catherine Bond Hill, President of Vassar College
Phone: 845.437.7200

Finally, Keri Van Camp, who justified the deer slaughter by saying, “humans are the natural predators of deer,” should hear from deer-shooting opponents.
Keri Van Camp, Field Station and Ecological Preserve Manager
Phone: 845.437.7414



Pat B (356)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 8:51 am
Will do. Thanks, Cher.

Lisa N (207)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 9:47 am
Action to be taken, thanks Cher.

. (0)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 9:53 am
thanks Cher

Constance F (418)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 10:01 am
How outrageous - throughly disgusting of an educational institution. With absolute pleasure ! emails sent to Tancredi, Hill and Camp. I will call the board on Monday. Shared action. Thank you for posting.

Sandra s (130)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 10:24 am

Solitary Eagle (324)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 10:28 am
noted. will take action

Past Member (0)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 11:14 am
noted,will take action

Donna Hamilton (159)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 11:26 am
Noted, will take action. Thanks, Cher.

naomi cohen (55)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 12:07 pm
signed. thank you, cher.

pam w (139)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 4:39 pm
Thanks, Cher.

Shirley S (187)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 6:02 pm

karen n (57)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 6:08 pm

Christine S (134)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 7:43 pm

Saturday January 12, 2013, 10:09 pm
Noted will send e-mails. Thanks Cher

Marie W (67)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 10:46 pm

irene davis (74)
Saturday January 12, 2013, 11:46 pm
Sent Tom Tancredi-

Dear Sir,

I recently read an online editorial regarding Vassar "shoot to kill" policy of wild deer entering the colleges' property. With the local deer population being reduced from sixty- five to only 9, I am highly critical of this institutes' ecological management programme. It seems somewhat hypocritical of Vassar College to be baiting & slaughtering deer within their 'ecological reserve'.

I urge the local body council to institute a town resolution effective immediately, that urges Vassar to consider other options besides killing when Vassar arbitrarily decides again that there are too many deer on their property.

Kind Regard,
Rene Davis
Wellington, New Zealand

Joy W (103)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 2:50 am
Noted, thanks.

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 3:09 am
Let's do something for these lovely animals

Tanya W (65)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 4:26 am
Noted and after spending ages on sending letters my server refused to send 6 of the 9. Sorry there seems nothing I can do. Was able to send to the 1st and 8th & 9th address.

paul m (93)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 5:24 am


Jaime Alves (52)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 5:29 am

Carol H (229)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 5:43 am
action to be taken, thanks Cher

Gloria picchetti (304)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 6:03 am
I sent emails.

paul m (93)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 6:27 am

Signed with note....

Veronique L (209)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 7:49 am
Noted, action to be taken

Barbara K (60)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 9:19 am
It is ludicrous to be killing deer. What they are teaching the students is that it is okay to kill. Deer are gentle, beautiful beautiful animals. I feed about 40-60 deer a night. Have generations of them that grew up in my back yard. They are family oriented, smart and gentle. I do not try to touch them or make them trust humans. They trust me, but that is it. They know my voice. Their hearing is so sharp that I can talk to them from inside the house with all doors and windows closed, and they can hear me. Oh, yes, I live in the city limits. lol

Kate A (10)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 10:32 am
S/N, thank u

End CrueltyDeb Williams-Shepard (154)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 10:37 am
Noted/Email sent

deb s (145)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 11:20 am

Gillian M (218)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 12:42 pm
Thanx Cher. It is more fun to kill a living being than to plant a bush that is why they are killing not planting. Surely this is against the law?

michelle t (41)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 12:44 pm
Email sent.Petition needed

Sheila S (50)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 1:06 pm
“It’s ludicrous that Vassar, with their vast financial resources, refuses to adopt common sense, long-term strategies such as modifying landscapes to deter deer from sensitive areas of the preserve and planting vegetation that deer don’t consider food,” says Edita Birnkrant, NY Director of Friends of Animals. “Plants can easily be replanted—blasting away at deer on preserve land is an irrational, mean response.”
Just about says it all!

Kay M (347)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 1:37 pm

Robert O (12)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 6:15 pm
Thanks Cher!

Talya H (10)
Sunday January 13, 2013, 8:33 pm

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Monday January 14, 2013, 4:47 am
sadly noted

Silvia Gonzalez (37)
Monday January 14, 2013, 7:29 am

Barbara Erdman (63)
Thursday January 17, 2013, 8:03 am
N & S Cher :-0 Tnx
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