Thursday, January 25, 2007

Dem/S Move to Slaughter Elk and Mule Deer

The 2007 Defense Authorization Act included a provision to save hundreds of elk and mule deer on California's Santa Rosa Island from court ordered extermination to begin in 2008. Senators Barbara Boxer and Diane Feinstein are moving to repeal that and force the slaughter of these animals.

Currently quarantined from Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD), these stocks could provided healthy breeding animals to recover depleted herds and save the species.

I wonder how PETA views this travesty by Senators whose elections they have supported? Why would anyone want to needlessly kill hundreds of animals who could be the best hope of survival for their species?

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