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The Cleveland Animal Rights Meetup Group Message Board › Deer BowHunting in Avon, Ohio to reduce the deer population

Deer BowHunting in Avon, Ohio to reduce the deer population

Sandie A. S.
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Group Organizer
Painesville, OH
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

Please also e-mail the Avon Lake City Council at these addresses:

Thank you for your compassion for animals!


Jodi Minion
Wildlife Biologist
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
A former member
Post #: 596
Thanks, Sandie!

That TIPS link you included is probably the single most vital part of any complaint or concern we send to local leaders. Objections are one thing, but a concrete plan they can use is worth so much more!

Actually, the same applies to any form of protest, leafletting, etc.... the number one message should be what to do INSTEAD. What do instead of a cruel circus? What to wear/give instead of fur? How to do research without animal subjects? Those are the elements that, if they're missing, make change impossible. Sometimes the alternatives are obvious, sometimes not.

Along with that, studies/data to back up the alternatives are terrific to have.
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