While civilization continues to encroach on deer habitats, Rock Creek Park in Washington, D.C., has been a safe haven for these easily frightened prey animals. Despite stark opposition from the public, the National Park Service (NPS) has hired sharpshooters to massacre deer on this land. Many other deer will be cruelly netted, then finished off with a captive-bolt gun. Although research shows that deer numbers have been stable for 10 years, the NPS reportedly plans to have 150 deer killed. But the slaughtered animals won't be the only victims as newborn fawns may be left to starve! Your voice is desperately needed.
Please politely remind NPS officials that Rock Creek Park's deer numbers are stable. Urge them to halt the use of lethal control and to leave these animals alone. Then please forward this alert widely!
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