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

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'Four Westchester Parks will allow Bow Hunting'

1 June 2013

In the latest incidence of county lunacy, negligence and hunter worship, Westchester County has announced they will allow BOW HUNTING in four parks to 'manage the herd.'  This is foolhardy and extremely dangerous, as we wrote when this was discussed in Rye.
Most animal advocates are against all forms of hunting, as are we; 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 an infection, and die alone suffering pathetically.  Visit for more information on this subject.
Furthermore, Hastings, NY has introduced a program of birth control for deer - making the county's enactment all the more disgraceful.
Please contact Westchester County officials below 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.
Kathleen O'Connor
[email protected]

Peter Tartaglia, Director, Public Relations
 [email protected]              

Assist. to County Executive
[email protected]

Rob Astorino, County Executive
[email protected]

John Baker, Director,  Westchester County Parks and   Conservation
[email protected]

Somers Town Supervisor Mary Beth Murphy
[email protected]

North Salem Supervisor Warren Lucas
[email protected]
Letters to the Editor:
Journal News:  [email protected], 250 wds or less
Daily Voice: [email protected]
NY Daily News: [email protected]
NY Newsday: [email protected] 250 wds or less
Yorktown-Somers Patch (one area affected) has a section for posting opinions, announcements, etc
(Original Message)
From [email protected]
Westchester County, NY - Bow Hunting will be permitted in some Westchester parks this fall to help manage the deer population, the county has announced.

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