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Friday, April 15, 2005

It's Not All Good

Over at at the Point Reyes National Seashore in San Francisco, they're sending in the "big guns," so to speak, in the effort to save non-native fallow and axis deer (Cervus dama and C. axis) from death. The ISW first reported about the deer back in February. Now well-known primatologist and supporter of animal rights Jane Goodall has written a letter asking park officials to consider alternatives to culling the deer. Her recommendation: trying an experimental birth control program, the results of which could be used to educate other wildlife managers. Sounds interesting, but considering that the majority of top search hits for those deer species are hunting websites, I'm thinking it's not likely.

Thanks (and a prize!!!) to Ed at MonkeyWatch for sending in a link to this story.


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