PETA Statement: Plaintiff to Appeal Case Against Montgomery County’s Deer-Killing Program

For Immediate Release:
September 30, 2016

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David Perle 202-483-7382

This morning, PETA member Eilene Cohhn—represented by in-house counsel from the PETA Foundation as well as Meyer Glitzenstein & Eubanks LLP—filed a notice of appeal with the Montgomery County Circuit Court regarding her lawsuit aimed at stopping the Pilot Archery Managed Deer Hunting Program, which allows hunters to use high-powered crossbows and vertical bows to kill deer in Montgomery County parks.

Below, please find a statement from general counsel to PETA Jeff Kerr regarding this case:

With bow-hunting season underway, hunters are once again lurking in tree stands, ready to destroy deer families, kill lactating does and their young, and send steel arrows tearing through the flesh of these animals, who then endure slow, agonizing deaths. The only way to curb the deer population is by reducing the food available to them—not by cruelly killing them year after year. Ms. Cohhn will not stop fighting for deer, and PETA encourages Montgomery County residents who care about animals to ask their county council to bring an end to this waste of tax dollars.

PETA’s motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way.”

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