Binghamton University, Stop the senseless killing of deer at Binghamton University December 14, 2011 New York

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Stop the senseless killing of deer at Binghamton University December 14, 2011 New York, Care2.com
Over Christmas break, December 21, 2011, Binghamton University in Upstate New York is planning to slaughter 90% of the deer in their Nature Preserve, at a cost of $20,000.00 dollars +. As we understand, this is NY taxpayers' dollars.... Julian Shepherd Ph.D., who heads up The Committee of the University Environment, and Dylan Horvath, steward of nature areas at the university, are blaming the deer for eating flowers and for forest regeneration problems. However, their claims are not supported by any scientific evidence. B.U. didn't even do a deer survey or an environmental impact study.... 
     Many forest experts disagree with the general premise of their claims. "Acid rain is more responsible than white-tailed deer for forests not regenerating ... They can kill all the deer, but it will take a lot more than that to fix the forests.", claims Bill Sharpe, a Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences forest hydrologist, "Penn State Expert Blames Forest Problem on Acid Rain, Not Deer", Penn State Live, 5/17/02.  


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