Valley Forge, balancing coyotes vs. deer November 7, 2010 Pennsylvania






In suburban forest of Valley Forge, balancing coyotes vs. deer  November 7, 2010  Pennsvylania  Washington Post

This month, park managers intend to proceed with the deer cull... 

...animal rights advocates are arguing that the number of coyotes in Valley Forge should be encouraged to grow, as a way to provide a predatory check on the deer and eliminate any cause for gunfire.

"It would serve as a natural form of population control," said Matthew McLaughlin, director of the Pennsylvania chapter of Friends of Animals.

Park officials say it wouldn't work - certainly not fast enough to help a forest that's being devoured by deer. This month, park managers intend to proceed with a plan to eliminate 86 percent of the deer over the next four years.




These articles have been reviewed for relevance and content. Some links to the original article may no longer be active.

Related News and Information