Medfield deer hunt questioned by animal rights activists November 17, 2011 Massachusetts

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Medfield deer hunt questioned by animal rights activists November 17, 2011 Massachusetts,  Wicked Local

... Kristin Simon, a senior cruelty caseworker for PETA, said culling deer through hunting is ineffective in permanently keeping deer away. “When groups of animals are killed, more just move in,” she said. “The accumulated spike in food draws other deer in from outside areas, and then you see a spike in reproduction... the deer are being used as the community’s “scapegoat,” since there is no proven correlation between deer population and Lyme disease.... tick experts from the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife. maintained there is a direct correlation between deer population and tick population [but not Lyme disease, see research page],


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