WHAT WE’VE BEEN UP TO…
Letter sent to The Buffalo News
We read with dismay the article about the fawn who was shot with an
arrow. It’s clear to all that the agents that are responsible for
killing the deer in the park and arresting people for feeding them
wouldn’t be concerned about poaching, even of fawns. They do not have
the interest of the deer at heart. It was cynical of the agent involved
to say that they euthanize so the deer don’t suffer. Their brand of
“euthanasia” is a bullet to the head.
Ms. Depczynski amazes me the more I read about her. She removed the
arrow from the fawn and tried to get follow-up medical help by calling
Instead, when the officer arrived, it was reported that he wanted to
write her a summons for feeding deer! Was he interested in medically
helping the deer? Was he interested in finding out who shot the deer?
Was he interested in more broadly stopping the crime of poaching in the
park? Sadly, NO. That a fawn had to suffer such agony was lost on this
man who seemed focused on tormenting the woman who tried to help this
We need to change wildlife policies and personnel to ensure that
compassionate people are the ones with authority over both wildlife and
the people who try to humanely help them.
If you would like to help turn things around for the deer and for
their protectors, please e-mail us at:
New Paltz NY 12561