Nature Conservancy Killing Deer Again and Again

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Originally Posted: 23 November 2009

Nature Conservancy Killing Deer Again and Again

FROM Friends of Animals

Tell the Nature Conservancy that its duty is not just to preserve and protect the vegetation at Devil's Den but also all the animals that live there.

CONTACT

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President Mark R. Tercek
The Nature Conservancy
4245 North Fairfax Drive, Suite 100
Arlington, VA 22203-1606
phone (800) 628-6860
fax (703) 841-1283
email

INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

Once again, the Nature Conservancy is using lethal wildlife management in one of its "sanctuaries." This time it's in the Devil's Den Preserve in Weston, Connecticut.

Devil's Den Preserve will be closed on the following days for a controlled deer hunt:

November 18 - 19 (Wednesday, Thursday)
November 23 & 24 (Monday & Tuesday)
November 30 - December 4 (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday)
December 7 & 8 (Monday & Tuesday).

According to Steve Patton of the Nature Conservancy, "“We are confident that our annual limited hunt, in combination with the increased deer management efforts regionally, will eventually maintain a sustainable level of resident deer at Devil’s Den Preserve..." (Redding Pilot, 11-17-09).
How many annual hunts must go by, how many deer must be wounded and killed, before the Nature Conservancy realizes the that the killing of deer is neither a realistic or natural approach to protect either the environment of the preserve or the animals that take refuge in it.

Tell the Nature Conservancy that its duty is not just to preserve and protect the vegetation at Devil's Den but also all the animals that live there.


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