Water Works Deer Massacre
Sent to the Times Herald-Record (NY) on 1/15/04
David Dirks's recent column exposed his ignorance and
callousness with regard to the deer herd living on the property of the
Minneapolis Water Works.
The seventy-eight acre, fenced-in Water Works property
held captive fewer than seventy deer.
Sterilizing and releasing this small herd would have been
a relatively simple task, but instead the deer were violently massacred.
Witnesses described frightened deer crashing into the fences. A doe was seen
trying to protect her two fawns, but the killers slaughtered her and her
babies in cold blood.
So much death and violence because state wildlife agencies
are funded by the sale of hunting permits and excise taxes on firearms and
bows and arrows.
This unspeakable barbarity is all about the almighty
The true agenda of state game agencies is to manipulate
wildlife for financial gain. The barbaric practice of sport hunting has no
place in a civilized society.
Joe Miele, Vice President
Wildlife Watch, Inc.
New Paltz, NY 12561