Urban deer killings are inhumane!

February 26th, 2013 by Webmaster


Police sharpshooters have begun killing deer in Montgomery County Park, Maryland, in a misguided attempt to reduce the resident deer numbers. Often touted as a “humane” method, unsuspecting and innocent deer are being shot by snipers, in a war-like scenario.

 A recent incident shows how inhumane these government-orchestrated “urban hunts” really are. On February 23, 2013, a resident walking in the woods near Brookside Gardens/Wheaton Stables was horrified to find a doe with her jaw ripped open. According to a former hunter familiar with deer culling operations, the wound was caused by a “small caliber exploding bullet” from a gun most likely used by Montgomery County Park Police sharpshooters. The hiker had come to photograph wildlife and instead witnessed an appalling, gruesome scene with a frightened, suffering doe.

Not only did the shooter not follow the injured deer to put her out of her misery, but Montgomery County Park Police initially refused to come out to end the deer’s suffering. In fact, the dispatcher even laughed when he heard about the injured deer.

 The violence and callousness with which urban deer are treated is unacceptable and should not be tolerated! These animals have done nothing wrong! If there are high numbers of urban deer, it is the result of state wildlife agencies artificially feeding and breeding deer as “food for the guns.” Now, the same government and members of the hunting community insist that killing is the only (and most humane) way of reducing deer numbers. Take a look at these photos and judge for yourself – don’t deer deserve better than this?

Please sign the petition asking them to stop immediately and adopt a humane alternative.

83 Responses to “Urban deer killings are inhumane!”

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  5. March 06, 2013 at 4:46 am, F. Carter said:

    Im sure there are several members of IDA that have struck deer with there vehicles where the deer has survived the collison only to die a painful death somewhere along our road side. I don’t see everyone giving up their vehicles, which by the way is the largest killer of wildlife. What is IDA doing for domestic animals that are injured and are taken in by shelters and our wonderful humane society where our dogs and cats suffer in a cage not receiving medical treatment for broken broken and internal injuries until the owner is located for payment. The animal my sit for two the three days in the cage without treatment. I don’t think any sharp shooter whats to have a deer run off after a shot. Every effort should be made to recover the animal. If that is happening then yes there is a problem. But I don’t think that is the case.


  6. February 28, 2013 at 6:26 am, Linda DeLong said:

    This is outragious, They need to stop this now, that poor dear ! and these are the police that are supposed to PROTECT AND SERVE ???? Protect what ? when they do things like this how can you trust them ? THIS NEEDS TO STOP NOW !!! you bet I signed the petition ! and shared it .


  7. February 28, 2013 at 4:44 am, meateater sarv said:

    Just let huntes take care of this.
    Ill hunt three more a year to help fill my freezer!


  8. February 27, 2013 at 4:50 pm, Lane Ferrante said:

    Think about all the other deer who have suffered in the same way at the hands of these so-called “sharpshooters” Why do you think citizens, the media or any politicians are never ever allowed to witness any of the “humane” killing. No tax-paid program should ever be hid from the public. No one see’s the suffering, no one hears their screams or their cries. I think peopleeverywhere should get out there with their cameras and reveal the truth, the real horrors that go on.


  9. February 26, 2013 at 2:26 pm, Donnaa Damzelle said:

    Would much prefer to petition to this cruielty and injustice, rather than contributing to a blog


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