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Animal Defenders of Westchester
P.O. Box 205
Yonkers, NY 10704

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Rye deer overpopulation has officials considering bow hunt
15 Apr 2013

On April 15, 2013 News 12 aired coverage of a proposed bow hunt 'cull' to 'thin' their deer population.  Most animal advocates are against all forms of hunting, as are we; but  Bow Hunting is arguably the cruelest version of hunting - even rifle hunters denounce it.  There are numerous variables making it wildly inaccurate, including wind conditions, bow maneuvering and strength, all at a moving target.  It is far more likely that an animal shot with a bow will stagger away injured, wind up with a infection, and die alone suffering pathetically.  Visit Committee to Abolish Sport Hunting (CASH) for more information on this subject.
Furthermore, Hastings, NY has just introduced a program of birth control for deer - making Rye's suggestion all the more disgraceful.  
Please contact the city of Rye, NY and politely but strongly denounce their plan, urging them to instead use all humane forms of learning to live with their deer residents without ever killing them.
There is also an official city meeting at Rye City Hall Wednesday night, at 1051 Boston Post Road.  A 'Public Comments' section is included in the agenda.
Mayor Douglas French [email protected] 
Phone number: (914) 967-7404
Laura U. Brett [email protected]
Richard P . Filippi [email protected]
Peter W. Jovanovich [email protected] 
Julie P . Killian [email protected]
Catherine F. Parker [email protected]
Joseph A. Sack [email protected] 

Thanks to Kim Gold for this contact information

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