Dover, Massachusetts, has approved cruel bowhunting of deer populations in a misguided attempt to reduce the risk of Lyme disease. Your voices are 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. Furthermore, studies have shown that killing deer has no effect on tick populations. Ticks can best be reduced by keeping vegetation trimmed back, removing wood piles, and refraining from feeding wildlife.Please urge Dover officials to kill their bowhunting plans. If they insist on deer control, please share our tips. Please send polite comments to:David W. RamsayTown Administratorselectmen@doverma.org Board of Selectmenselectmen2@doverma.org Board of Health Lyme Disease Committeeboh@doverma.org
Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights? Read more.