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Petition to SAVE the Deer in Washington DC Rock Creek Park


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BMutiny
- 540 days ago - change.org
These practically tame deer, who have never before been harassed or hunted, were ordered to be shot with guns and archery after being lured to piles of grain, apples and hay. No good reason for it.



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BMutiny TCorporationsEvil (464)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 10:19 pm
At the end of the week, a hike or bike ride through Rock Creek National Park, in Washington DC, is a cleansing antidote to a heavy work schedule and the stress of city living. When that hike or bike ride includes a chance meeting with a creature of the forest, however, it becomes a magical, even spiritual, experience. To spot a red fox or a pileated woodpecker really makes our day. To come upon a peaceful, gentle doe and fawn, or a magnificent buck standing in a glen, takes our breath away and confers upon us a profound feeling of gratitude and wellbeing that lasts all week. To know that these beautiful and gentle animals are in the park living out their lives is very important to us. While the world is in upheaval all around us it makes us inexplicably happy and hopeful to know that, at least in the wilds of Rock Creek Park, all is as it should be.

In the spring of 2012, however, the wellbeing of the Park was suddenly threatened. The National Park Service, for the first time in the 123-year history of the park, ordered the killing of half of the park’s 314 deer in the first year of a multi-year killing program for the stated purpose of protecting native plant species from “overbrowsing.” These practically tame deer, who have never before been harassed or hunted, were ordered to be shot with guns and archery after being lured to piles of grain, apples and hay; others would be killed after capturing them with nets and shooting them in the head with penetrating captive-bolt guns, or by bleeding them to death.

A coalition of dedicated Washington residents, attorneys, and animal-protection groups, including In Defense of Animals (IDA), has studied the Park Service proposal in depth and has concluded that the Park Service proposal is not only unprecedented, but it is unnecessary, ineffective, inefficient, inhumane and unacceptable.
 

Nyack Clancy (453)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 10:49 pm
Signed
with 10,298 supporters
4,702 NEEDED
 

Esther Z. (96)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 10:56 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks, BMutiny.
 

AniMae Chi (434)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 11:59 pm
Thanks for signing "National Park Service: Don't Kill Deer in Our Nation’s Capital"
Signed
with 10,305 supporters
4,695 NEEDED


 

Edo R. (71)
Thursday July 4, 2013, 12:14 am
Thank you for sharing.
 

Mariann Rannenberg (164)
Thursday July 4, 2013, 12:37 am
Signed this one too! Thanks for all you do.
 

Candy L. (476)
Thursday July 4, 2013, 1:27 am
Signed already, Tweeted Again. Thanks
 

Frans Badenhorst (560)
Thursday July 4, 2013, 2:19 am
Signed
with 10,315 supporters
4,685 NEEDED
 

Emma S. (228)
Thursday July 4, 2013, 3:51 am
Done! Thank you.
 

Natasha Salgado (579)
Thursday July 4, 2013, 3:57 am
S+S-thx BM
 

Christeen Anderson (554)
Thursday July 4, 2013, 4:55 am
Signed.
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 4, 2013, 5:52 am
Signed and shared, thank you
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 4, 2013, 6:17 am
Signed
with 10,338 supporters
4,662 NEEDED
 

. (0)
Thursday July 4, 2013, 6:48 am
Signed and Noted.
 

Joe R. (190)
Thursday July 4, 2013, 7:03 pm
Thanks BMutiny. Signed and noted.
 

Gloria picchetti (300)
Friday July 5, 2013, 5:38 am
Previously signed.
 

Cinzia Palamara (64)
Friday July 5, 2013, 6:18 am
Signed & shared. Thanks for posting BMutiny
 

Lis T. (0)
Friday July 5, 2013, 6:38 am
Signed, thanks for this information. Really, how could ANYONE murder a deer?
 

Cyrille D. (133)
Friday July 5, 2013, 6:40 am
Noted & Signed ! Thank you.
 

Veselin Varbanov (23)
Friday July 5, 2013, 6:40 am
Signed and noted !
 

Mary T. (321)
Friday July 5, 2013, 6:48 am
Signed & noted - thank you
 

Jeaneen A. (157)
Friday July 5, 2013, 7:08 am
Signed. Why is it we can not let anything live without destroying it. Now we are picking on Deer, tomorrow some other poor animal, or trees.
 

Marisa Crane (6)
Friday July 5, 2013, 7:24 am
Signed. Why do humans insist on destroying everything that is innocent and beautiful?
 

Aaron Bouchard (145)
Friday July 5, 2013, 7:35 am
Signed and noted thanks
 

Tom Tree (241)
Friday July 5, 2013, 7:38 am

Signed, Noted & Shared !
No animal abuse is acceptable !!
 

Past Member (0)
Friday July 5, 2013, 7:52 am
thanks noted + signed
 

Arielle S. (317)
Friday July 5, 2013, 8:46 am
Totally stupid - it makes them look like heartless monsters and I guess that's what they are. Signed
 

Marie Therese Hanulak (30)
Friday July 5, 2013, 9:20 am
I'm ashamed to be part of the human race.
 

Valerie H. (136)
Friday July 5, 2013, 10:40 am
[ : Signed

with 10,473 supporters
 

Osama Ishtiaq (0)
Friday July 5, 2013, 11:49 am
Done
 

Debbie W. (117)
Friday July 5, 2013, 12:10 pm
Noted/Signed
 

BMutiny TCorporationsEvil (464)
Friday July 5, 2013, 12:25 pm
SPAM ALERT!!!
Please FLAG "Fuma Sadi" on Friday July 5 2013, 11:30 AM.
These people ARE NOT REAL CARE2 MEMBERS - they work for a COMPANY, that SNEAKS IN ADS LIKE THIS - undoubtedly this non-person IS ON OTHER THREADS ALSO.
They work for a company that PROBABLY JUST WANTS YOUR INFORMATION TO RE-SELL IT.
They are not selling an actual "product".
They INFEST Care2.
PLEASE ALWAYS, ALWAYS FLAG THEM AND HELP CARE2 GET RID OF THEM!!!
 

mike b. (30)
Friday July 5, 2013, 1:37 pm
Signed and man I miss Rock Creek Park.
 

Ruth R. (216)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 3:50 pm
Signed.
 

Ruth R. (216)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 3:57 pm
SIGNED! THIS IS IN GENERAL AND IS PROBABLY NOT FOR THIS SITUATION.
Warned this is the old way -- something like it was told from an expert native american who provides for his family one dear or so a year -- in a sacred manner.
This is In general -- when you need to eat and there is nothing ealse or this is the way to provide for your family -- then you would find a person who knows the true ways. They would do something like the following so you and your people would survive.
If you kill a deer -- you do so in a manner that is quick and so the deer does not get scared. If you kill a deer you say prayers about that dear, and you use all of the meat, and all of the parts of the dear to honor of the dear, and the greater honor to the creator. PEOPLE ARE NEEDING FOOD TOO..
NO MORE WASTE OF ANIMALS AND USING SHOTS ON THESE ANIMALS TO KILL THEM, OR TO STOP REPRODUCTION.
 

Ruth R. (216)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 4:40 pm
I like Rock Creek National Park! What an incredible blessing, and necessity in the D.C. area!
 

Victoria Pohrebna (264)
Monday July 8, 2013, 6:16 am
Signed.
 
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