Deer-breeding farms would harm wildlife, cost jobs February 29, 2012 Tennessee

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Deer-breeding farms would harm wildlife, cost jobs February 29, 2012 Tennessee, The Tennessean

Commercializing wildlife species — especially just to shoot them within fenced enclosures — contradicts the model for wildlife management followed in this country. And how cruel can it be to raise animals by hand, in-breeding them to have freakish “trophy” antlers, only to turn shooters on them? ... A University of Tennessee study showed that an outbreak of chronic wasting disease could cost an estimated $98 million in damages and a loss of nearly 1,460 jobs. 


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