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Cranbrook deer slaughter action alert

February 20, 2013
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Deer defenders will be going to Cranbrook, B.C., next week to document and oppose the slaughter of 30 mule deer (Cranbrook voted on 2/14 to go ahead with the cull). We’re looking for supporters who could be there to assist.

Please contact Sinikka if you can help:




The contact box for Cranbrook Mayor and Council is HERE if you’d like to submit a message regarding the planned slaughter of 30 mule deer starting this week.


Dear Cranbrook Mayor and Council Members,

The City of Cranbrook has announced plans to kill deer starting February 2013 in a misguided attempt to reduce deer numbers. Although this hunt is inherently cruel based on the 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 artificially increases food supplies to the remaining deer, the consequence of which is 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 continue with such a cruel and unnecessary killing, and although I do not currently reside in Cranbrook, I would be unwilling to consider it, or nearby, as a potential vacation destination if this deer cull continues.

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; I look forward to a positive resolution to this situation.


we are muledeer
please leave us be,
allow us to live in
peace with
our kind as company.
we have feelings,
we do not want to
be dead.
please do not sully the
earth with,
innocent blood shed!

Karen Lyons Kalmenson

11 Comments leave one →
  1. karenlyonskalmenson permalink
    February 20, 2013 12:15 pm

    we are muledeer
    please leave us be,
    allow us to live in
    peace with
    our kind as company.
    we have feelings,
    we do not want to
    be dead.
    please do not sully the
    earth with,
    innocent blood shed!


  2. lindabadham permalink
    February 20, 2013 12:49 pm



    • February 21, 2013 5:50 pm

      The more they kill, the more they want to kill. It makes me so sad. Thanks, Linda.


  3. February 20, 2013 2:13 pm

    When will all the killings top it seem whenever there is any questions concerning animals the answers always seem to be to kill them this must stop there are many other potions comments sent and shared in severeal place thanks Stacey i appreciate it and Karen lovely poem as always


    • February 21, 2013 5:50 pm

      Thank you for your help, Florence. I agree with everything you wrote, and I am so thankful you are on the side of the animals.


    • karenlyonskalmenson permalink
      February 22, 2013 4:24 am

      thank you florence ☺♥☻


  4. Animal Connection permalink
    February 20, 2013 4:39 pm

    Reblogged this on Animal Connection.


  5. February 20, 2013 8:56 pm



  6. February 22, 2013 9:21 am

    Save the Deer We are having a Vote on this April 2 in Cape Girardeau MO USA we are Deer we stand together


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