The C.A.S.H. Courier Newsletter
Selected Articles from our
Fall 2011 Issue
As Hunting Gets Closer to Home, Wildlife Friends are Killed
On September 24th, C.A.S.H. received the following letter from Elissa
Myers of VA:
My husband found your remarkable piece, “Human Hunting Destroys Our
Environment,” and I sent it on to the Washington Post. A reporter contacted
me. I think they may do a story. [C.A.S.H. has not heard from them. We are
reprinting the article on the cover of this issue.]
“Deer management” season began today in Virginia, and my little black lab
Indi and I found one of our deer buddies lying dead five yards from a trail
heavily used by kids and bikers and dog walkers – I’m heart broken and
outraged, and on a rampage… I’ve written to my Congressman and other local
representatives, to the Post – to everyone I can think of. … I know this
deer – we’ve been watching her grow and mature, and she was really lovely.
What sport is there in shooting a graceful sentient being that is not afraid
of humans? How safe can it be to have recreational hunters shooting in the
woods where our children play and where we hike and bike?
As Elissa works to get “deer management” stopped, she will not forget this
little doe. She is learning more about the deviousness of the agencies and
their many friends and protectors in government and media.
On Sept. 25th, Elissa wrote: I’ve attached four pictures:
The first photo was taken around August 24 — on a path that Indi and I
walk down almost every day.
The second photo was taken on August 28 — just after Hurricane Irene
flooded the fields.
The third photo was taken yesterday.
The park ranger I spoke with today said, “Look around at how the deer
have overgrazed this area.” But the deer didn’t do it! The rain washed the
vegetation away! You can see the leaves collecting around tree stumps that
were washed up by the flooding.
I’ve included a fourth photo of an area where we occasionally see a deer
— both taken this week. Does this land look overgrazed to you?
[Elissa has since found another deer who had been beheaded and partially
eaten. The game agencies are blaming the coyotes, but coyotes are
scavengers, the deer was no doubt shot first. A coyote may now have lead in
his system, may have swallowed an arrow, or injured his mouth.]
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Property Theft by Slow Torture
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