Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Lawsuit filed to stop National Park Service from killing deer in DC-area park

A lawsuit is underway to stop the National Park Service from killing hundreds of White-tailed Deer in Rock Creek Park in Washington DC. Such killing in Rock Creek Park would be unprecedented; no outside interference with native flora or fauna has been allowed since the park was established 120 years ago.  The deer herd is healthy and even the National Park Service’s own study fails to show that the deer currently are harming the park’s native plants.  Moreover, to the extent the deer population may threaten future harm, fencing and immunocontraception are less expensive and more humane alternatives to managing the population.

Read more about the litigation on the plaintiff attorneys' Wildlife and Environment Blog...

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