On Compassionate Bullets

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On Compassionate Bullets

By Mary Martin, PhD, on Animal Person
August 2010

A comment left yesterday on a two-year old post presented a phrase I've never heard before and I'd like to address it:

In the Washington metro area, we have a BIG deer problem. I have a question for you, would you prefer to get shot by a compassionate bullet to the head, and be eaten by a life form that thanks god for you flesh and appreciates it. Or to get struck by an automobile, die slowly, of failing internal organs, and be unfit for human consumption.

There's a lot going on in the above three sentences. Let's deconstruct:

For more on how one specific community is dealing with the violent deer-killing plan of some of its members, see CayugaDeer.org.