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Please protest bowhunting in Wisconsin

November 7, 2011
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BACKGROUND | PETA

Distressed Wisconsin residents are calling PETA because they are outraged that officials in Little Chute have approved the use of cruel bowhunting to control resident deer populations. PETA recently informed village officials of the extreme cruelty of bowhunting, but the village intends to move forward with the hunt.

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.

Please urge Little Chute officials to halt all bowhunts. And forward this alert widely! If deer control is insisted upon, please share our tips | below a well.


WHOM TO CONTACT

Michael Vanden Berg
Little Chute Village President
presidentvandenberg@littlechutewi.org

Please also e-mail the members of the Little Chute Board of Trustees using the following e-mail addresses:

trusteeberken@littlechutewi.org
trusteefrassetto@littlechutewi.org
trusteehietpas@littlechutewi.org
trusteepeerenboom@littlechutewi.org
trusteemahlik@littlechutewi.org
trusteesmith@littlechutewi.org



SAMPLE LETTER | PLEASE MODIFY, SHORTEN

Dear President Berg and Board of Trustees,

I have just learned that Little Chute has approved cruel bowhunting of deer populations in a misguided attempt to reduce the numbers of deer in populated areas.  Although this proposal is inherently cruel based on its premise alone, it is important to recognize it is based on erroneous information and according to human-orchestrated circumstances. As such, it is imperative that alternative, non-lethal methods be employed to amend the deer over-population as defined by biased homeowners and residents using propaganda, hysteria, grossly exaggerated and even false claims.

Please allow me to illustrate a few of these concerns. First, ecologically, populations will fluctuate according to conditions and naturally-occurring food sources; it is the interference of humans that causes imbalance. To blame and slaughter the deer for human encroachment is both irresponsible and unjustified. Second, the deer would not benefit physically as has been proposed; starvation typically occurs in later winter months, not in the fall.

Second, killing deer would artificially increase food supplies to the remaining deer, the consequence of which would be increased reproduction and an ensuing greater deer population. In fact, studies have demonstrated that the continual cycle of seasonal hunting is responsible for larger herd populations in subsequent years.

Third, studies have shown that killing deer has no effect on tick populations, an illegitimate concern that some raise. Ticks can best be reduced by keeping vegetation trimmed back, removing wood piles, and refraining from feeding wildlife. Rumors of disease spread much faster than any realized and proven case; indeed, there is no evidence of disease outbreaks or increases of deer-related tick outbreaks.

This proposition is not factually justified. It is also not morally justified: animals are sentient creatures, capable of love, fear, pain, and suffering. As humans do, animals experience these emotions and have the desire to live free from exploitation and mass slaughter. I ask that you please consider your potential participation in this cruel plan. Please instead examine alternative options such as fencing, fertility control, and relocation according to established protocols when using these methods. As intelligent people capable of sound conclusions, you should recognize the importance of life over the exaggerations of unscrupulous plans. Additionally, this type of mass killing in such a central and visible location would certainly adversely affect both visitation and tourism; it would be financially detrimental to move forward with such a cruel and unnecessary killing, and although I do not currently reside in Little Chute I will be unwilling to consider it, or nearby, as a potential vacation destination if this deer cull transpires.

I know your time is limited and I want to thank you for your time and attention to this urgent matter.

Name



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they shot an arrow in the air
and where it landed
they did not care
no problem to them
if the animal would
suffer and bleed
too much fun
doing the evil deed
then one day soon
it should come to pass
that someone shoots
an arrow
into a sorry
hunters ass!!!!!

Karen Lyons Kalmenson


9 Comments leave one →
  1. linda badham permalink
    November 7, 2011 1:13 pm

    BOW HUNTING ?? ARE THEY NUTS ??? THIS IS A DISGRACE AND CRUELTY BEYOND BELIEF. CREATE PEOPLE AND IT WILL STOP !!

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  2. November 7, 2011 1:15 pm

    they shot an arrow in the air
    and where it landed
    they did not care
    no problem to them
    if the animal would
    suffer and bleed
    too much fun
    doing the evil deed
    then one day soon
    it should come to pass
    that someone shoots
    an arrow
    into a sorry
    hunters ass!!!!!

    Like

  3. gabriela seabra permalink
    November 7, 2011 6:10 pm

    THIS IS A CRUELTY THAT MUST STOP!!

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  4. SHIREEN permalink
    November 10, 2011 10:37 am

    UTTER DISGRACEFUL CRUELTY… IT MUST BE STOPPED AT ONCE

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  5. November 13, 2011 6:02 pm

    You may not like hearing from me, but I am a bowhunter, I am also of Native heritage, personally there is more skill to being a bow hunter than to be a gun hunter where you can be 200 yards away take a shot, and MAY not kill the deer.

    Most bowhunters I know myself included hunt to provide meat for our family, we also do not take a shot when the deer is more than 30 yards away, if they are shooting at a deer farther than that, then they are unethical hunters pure and simple, I can appreciate your choice of being Vegan, but for those of us that are not vegan and we eat meat, the Venison is better for you than the meat that is processed from your local grocer.

    When we (friends and family) hunt we hunt our property, or when we have permission to hunt a persons property, we do so VERY ethical, as well we are helping the farmers in our area from having crops destroyed by those very same deer.

    Until man arms the deer with guns and the opposable thumbs to be able to shoot back hunting in the old style with a bow, is much more ethical as well as natural then the gun hunters that may also miss a shot even from less than 200 yards.

    Just so we have all the facts shown we (family and friends) have not had to track a deer farther than 50 yards from where they shot it. We practice nearly daily to be very good at the shots so that we can be sure that we are not going to miss a shot or just wound an animal.

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    • linda badham permalink
      November 14, 2011 4:00 pm

      I DON’T KNOW HOW YOU CAN LOOK IN THE EYES OF AN ANIMAL THAT PROBABLY INSTINCTIVELY KNOWS THAT YOUR GOING TO KILL IT. DOES IT COME EASY ? DO YOU FEEL ANY REMORSE ? I GUESS YOU DONT. I HAVE SEEN PHOTOS ON THIS SITE OF A YOUNG DEER WITH A BOW THROUGH ITS HEAD AND IT WAS ALIVE. WHATS THAT IF THATS NOT CRUELTY ?

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      • November 21, 2011 2:22 pm

        Then the person that shot that deer was an un-ethical hunter, pure and simple, just like there are many different people in our society there are also many people that hunt and are NOT hunters of game, but poachers of animals, I have seen animal carcasses along the highway more than a few missing their heads why? because of poachers wanting the antlers. As for it coming easy to me, no it is something I pray to the great spirit to help me and to make my aim true, and to be a quick and merciful shot.

        As for looking into their eyes, and them “knowing” I will shoot them, no that is not how it goes, they do not “know” of anything except, 1. where can I get more food, 2.where is that hot buck/doe that I saw last night?, or 3.where can I sleep off this full belly of “farmers latest crop”.

        We compete with the animals for the foods we eat, period, if they are over the population then you run the risk of having starving deer in the spring or over a hard winter esp. in WI.

        What is cruel is people that seem to believe because they believe a certain way they need to have everyone else believe in it as well.

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        • linda badham permalink
          November 21, 2011 3:29 pm

          THANKS FOR YOUR REPLY TO ME BUT WHEN YOU GO TO THE SPIRIT WORLD AND YOU FACE ALL THAT YOU HAVE KILLED ,ONLY THEN WILL YOU REAP WHAT YOU HAVE SOWN. YOU DO NOT NEED TO EAT WARM BLOODED ANIMALS THERES ENOUGH FOOD TO NOURISH YOU .DON’T EXPECT EVERYONE TO THINK LIKE ME BUT I WISHED THEY WOULD. JUST MY OPINION.

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