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Please Fax and Ask Pennsylvania Property Owners’ Association to Halt Cruel Bowhunting!

December 17, 2011
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BACKGROUND

Distressed Pennsylvania residents are calling PETA because they are outraged that the Gold Key Lakes Community, a property owners association in Milford, approved the use of cruel bowhunting to control resident deer populations. PETA recently informed association officials of the extreme cruelty of bowhunting, but our concerns have apparently fallen on deaf ears.

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 Gold Key Lakes Community officials to halt all bowhunts. And forward this widely! If the neighborhood insists on deer control, please share our tips with them.


WHOM TO CONTACT

Jerry Goldberg, Director
Francis Ruggiero, President
Gold Key Country Club
570-686-3811
570-686-3857 (fax)

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SAMPLE LETTER

Dear Director Goldberg and President Ruggiero,

I have just learned that Gold Key is considering bowhunting, the cruelest of all hunting methods, of deer populations in a misguided attempt to reduce their numbers 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.

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, 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 a rebound, or larger herd populations in subsequent years.

Third, this type of mass killing using such a brutal type of slaughter 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 Gold Key I would be unwilling to consider it, or nearby, as a potential vacation destination if this deer cull transpires.

Please instead examine alternative, non-lethal options such as fencing, fertility control, and relocation according to established protocols when using these methods, which have all proven successful in curtailing deer populations.

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



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you shot an arrow in the air
and where it landed
you did not care
unless the archer
had you in his sights
perhaps then
it would not
be alright

Karen Lyons Kalmenson


4 Comments leave one →
  1. karen lyons kalmenson permalink
    December 17, 2011 4:38 pm

    you shot an arrow in the air
    and where it landed
    you did not care
    unless the archer
    had you in his sights
    perhaps then
    it would not
    be alright

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  2. linda badham permalink
    December 17, 2011 5:02 pm

    ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING. GENTLE ANIMALS ,WILD FREE ANIMALS BELONG TO NOBODY, YOU CAN’T JUST UP AND START KILLING !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Like

  3. SHIREEN permalink
    December 18, 2011 3:31 pm

    PLEASE STOP THIS BARBARIC BOWHUNTING TO THESE GENTLE ANIMALS.. IT IS HORRIBLE CRUEL & VICIOUS….. THEY DIE A SLOW & AGONIZING DEATH

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  4. December 28, 2011 2:10 pm

    These are innocent and defenseless animals that need the most protection from anyone who wants to hurt and kill them but instead you not only want to kill them you want to kill them in a cruel painful slow and agonizing death. You have no right to kill these animals.

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