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Deer BowHunting in Avon, Ohio to reduce the deer population

From: Sandie A. S.
Sent on: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 3:25 PM

Officials in Avon Lake, Ohio, have reportedly approved the use of bowhunting in an attempt to reduce deer populations. PETA informed officials about the extreme cruelty associated with this method but to no apparent avail. Your voice is needed!

Bowhunting is among the cruelest forms of hunting. Bowhunters often spend hours following bloody tracks before finding wounded deer. Many are not found, and their deaths are slow and painful. It can take weeks for them to succumb to their injuries. Families are then torn apart, and young and weak animals starve or die of dehydration or predation. PETA routinely receives reports of injured deer spotted with arrows protruding from their bodies, and it is not uncommon for us to learn of wounded deer careening wildly onto highways or through residential windows.

Please urge Avon Lake officials to overturn their recent decision and ditch bowhunting—and then forward this e-mail widely! Please share these deer control tips.

Send polite comments to:

The Honorable Greg Zilka
Mayor of Avon Lake
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Please also e-mail the Avon Lake City Council at these addresses:

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Thank you for your compassion for animals!


Jodi Minion
Wildlife Biologist
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

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