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Animal Defenders of Westchester
P.O. Box 205
Yonkers, NY 10704

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'Four Westchester Parks will allow Bow Hunting'

1 June 2013

In the latest incidence of county lunacy, negligence and hunter worship, Westchester County has announced they will allow BOW HUNTING in four parks to 'manage the herd.'  This is foolhardy and extremely dangerous, as we wrote when this was discussed in Rye.
Most animal advocates are against all forms of hunting, as are we; Bow Hunting is arguably the cruelest version of hunting - even rifle hunters denounce it.  There are numerous variables making it wildly inaccurate, including wind conditions, bow maneuvering and strength, all at a moving target.  It is far more likely that an animal shot with a bow will stagger away injured, wind up with an infection, and die alone suffering pathetically.  Visit for more information on this subject.
Furthermore, Hastings, NY has introduced a program of birth control for deer - making the county's enactment all the more disgraceful.
Please contact Westchester County officials below and politely but strongly denounce their plan, urging them to instead use all humane forms of learning to live with their deer residents without ever killing them.
Kathleen O'Connor

Peter Tartaglia, Director, Public Relations              

Assist. to County Executive

Rob Astorino, County Executive

John Baker, Director,  Westchester County Parks and   Conservation

Somers Town Supervisor Mary Beth Murphy

North Salem Supervisor Warren Lucas
Letters to the Editor:
Journal News:, 250 wds or less
Daily Voice:
NY Daily News:
NY Newsday: 250 wds or less
Yorktown-Somers Patch (one area affected) has a section for posting opinions, announcements, etc
(Original Message)
Westchester County, NY - Bow Hunting will be permitted in some Westchester parks this fall to help manage the deer population, the county has announced.

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